Sunday, April 19, 2009

Today's Flowers

Friday afternoon when I was coming home from Squaw Creek NWR I decided to take a detour from the interstate and visit Indian Cave State Park in southeast Nebraska. It’s been years since I was in the park and I wanted to see if it was worth a specific trip to spend a day there. My conclusion was a definite yes. My time was limited so I didn’t take many photos. One of the photos I did take was of these Dutchmen’s Breeches.



Saturday I did my weekly visit to Maxwell Arboretum. Love this pink Magnolia



And these Virginia Bluebells



Those of you who have visited previously may have noticed that I have done some “remodeling”. I have long felt constrained by the small photos that the old template allowed for. However, this morning I wondered if the larger photos make the blog load slowly for those on dial-up. Anyone that has an opinion can feel free to weigh in on the subject in the comments. If it makes it too slow, I'll see what I can do to adjust accordingly.

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20 comments:

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Lovely!
And I enjoyed reading the restof your blog,too.

Reader Wil said...

Very lovely flowers! I like the Dutchmen's Breeches! It must remind people of the Dutch national costumes long ago. This a rare and precious flower! Thanks for sharing.

guild-rez said...

No problem with loading your blog or pictures.
Great shots and lovely pictures!!

VALKYRIEN said...

Wonderful all three! But I fell in love with the two first, the Dutch and the Magnolia! So lovely and delicate both of them!

Thanks for visiting! :)

Yen said...

Those are beautiful flowers! Love the pink magnolia the most!:)

Sherry said...

I love all of these. The Dutchman's Breeches are such a unique flower, lovely color on the magnolia, and the Virginia Bluebells are one of my favorites. Great photos!

DrowseyMonkey said...

They are so delicate and lovely.

Arija said...

A lovely springtime trio you present. The Dutchnan's Breeches are a delight.

Rosamaria said...

The pink magnolia took me to my mother's garden when I was a child. Beautiful!

Thanks for visiting.

Hope you have a nice week.

Bim said...

The Dutchmen's Breeches are quite extraordinary...and the magnolia is just stunning.
The Virginia bluebells look so totally different from the ones in the UK - the only thing they seem to share is the name.

Ebie said...

Your magnolias are still in bloom? Ours (in the Botanical Garden) are gone now. P.S. I do not have a problem loading. Works pretty good for me.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Lovely shots! I love the name of the Dutchman's breeches. They do look like little pants. :-D

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I especially love the pink magnolia, perhaps because I suspect they are not hardy where I live. ;-)

Carletta said...

Such a lovely variety!
The pink magnolia is my favorite.

Grace and Bradley said...

I love this pink Magnolina. It is so beautiful.

Race said...

they're so cute especially the dutchman breeches! great shots! mine is up at http://racelyn.com/2009/04/todays-flowers-36.html

Tulip said...

lovely flowers, i love the color blue or violet. thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

I have enjoyed your flowers so much, absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing them with Today's Flowers. The larger photos are very nice. I am on cable so load-up time isn't a problem. On my blog I have a small photo template with the option to enlarge, but have to say it is nice coming into a blog with larger photographs.

Island Style said...

Magnolias are one of my faves..beautiful flowers..Cheers-

Sandy Kessler said...

swoon swoon lovely sandy