As I was not able to take the whole week off from my job, I tried to plan shorter hours so I would be able to spend more time with Willa. Plus, I worked it out so that she could meet me for lunch. Before we grabbed our grub, we took a nature walk.
It was a path that I had discovered a couple of months ago, on a wintry day. The hospital that I work for......is the keeper of this path. I am so impressed and proud of them.
Join Willa and me as we explored the way.....flowers galore, for sure!
|One of the ponds......|
|Devil's Claw.....had to look this one up, too!|
|I could not leave out the dandilions! This was the only bunch we saw.|
|Wild Blue Flax...|
....could not remember this one..
....had to look it up later.
|The mountain in the far background is my backyard view.|
|Pretty cattails!......in an upper pond|
|This creek was so pretty in the winter.|
|Three thistle sisters...|
....I loved these three standing together, surrounded by color.
|This grass was so pretty in person.....hard to show here...|
|One of those large families, you know.....|
|I think this is charlock, of the brassica family.....it is a type of mustard plant|
|This Wild Rose bush has a beautiful view, eh?|
|more daisies....they were so pretty|
|the path above an upper pond.....|
|My top favorite wild flower....pretty and smells great: Sweet Pea!|
|more pretty daisies.......|
|White Honeysuckle.......oh, the smell is delicious!|
|Red Clover.....common, but pretty|
|More of the upper pond.....|
|Cobb Mountain Lupine|
|Infant black berry leaves|
|......one of the 2,000 species of buttercups|
|more Devil's Claws|
|Hmmmmm.....it is a yellow flower|
|........and yet more upper pond|
|The lovely California poppy, with Wild Blue Flax in the background....|
....nice contrasting colors
|I love this view! Wild rose and the Mountain|
|Another view of the upper pond.......|
|This is the view from the front of the hospital.......|
|This is the view from the back of the hospital....|
....this is what my aptients in labor can see form their window.....
....how awesome is that???
|Not sure what kind of flower this is....|
.....but they sure are pretty in person.
|Ladybug in Yarrow|
Thanks for joining us!
Summer Blessings, on this first day of summer,
Chari & Willa
PS.....this lack of internet has sure put a cramp in our blogging!!!! Sheesh! Oh, and these pictures were all taken with my iPhone........not too bad.