Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/15/2013


Photo taken on July  6, 2013


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Sunny Gaillardia

Sunny Gaillardia
I have a very early start tomorrow, as I am going NW of Calgary to spend the day botanizing some private land. We record all species of flora and fauna that we find (wildflowers, trees, birds, insects, fungi, animals), and will give a copy of the list to the landowner. Thought I'd post tomorrow's three images tonight, as I know I won't feel like doing it after a very long, hot day of walking, with a long drive home.

These beautiful, vibrant yellow Gaillardias brighten our natural areas, parks and country roadsides. Found this one when three of us were botanizing a hillside at the Leighton Art Centre, SW of Calgary, on 6 July 2013. Also known as Blanket Flower because of its resemblance to brightly patterned blankets made by native Americans.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaillardia

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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Ha, the sun has risen ... outstanding colours and details Anne ... well taken and presented!! I hope you have a productive day today ...
5 years ago.
Shotaku
Shotaku
As always, your comments are interesting. I had thought the name "blanket flower" came from the fact that they used to "blanket" the prairies. But your explanation makes sense as well.
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
It's beautiful, with fabulous colours and a great POV! The green bokeh works well with this flower too! I hope you had a great day botanizing and that you saw many interesting living things, and got pictures too! I hope the weather was as good for you there as it is here today.
5 years ago.