Last 3 Wishes

Today’s walk was all about photographing flowers or at least that’s how it turned out. First, this ratty daisy with a whole bunch of little bugs caught my eye. 

Buggy Daisy

Buggy Daisy

And then there was the Silverberry tree with its fragrant yellow blooms. How can I resist that one?

Silverberry

Silverberry

But then it was this dandelion flower gone to seed with only a few more wishes left that made me stop. Do people still wish on the dandelion seeds anymore?

3 More Wishes

3 More Wishes

As I do more of these neighbourhood walks they can get a little repetitive until something new pops up. Today, it was challenging to find that something new. Maybe I’ll be lucky next time.

The Skipper

I just love the Silverberry tree. It stands out in stark contrast to its neighbours with its lovely yellow fragrant flowers and silver leaves. 

Silverberry Bloom

Silverberry Bloom

Expect to see more of these yellow blooms in future posts as I try to get the best possible photo of them.

Behind the high school they’ve allowed nature to take over. A lovely meadow has grown up here, leading up to the creek edge where the willows are. Along the edges of the meadow there are tawny skippers flitting about.

Skipper

Skipper

Occasionally they are willing to pose for you. Okay, that’s probably wishful thinking but this one did stick around long enough for me to get some photos of it from a couple of angles.

White Lilac

White Lilac

On my way home I spotted some white lilacs in someone’s front yard. I only shot a couple photos of it and now I wished I had spent a bit more time with them. Maybe another day.

A Bug’s Life

Even though the photos in this post were taken at the same time as the previous post I wanted to separate them from each other. After the discovery of which flower the nutlets belonged to, I continued my walk over to the high school field. Behind the school, on the edges of the meadow, I found this bug resting on a leaf.

Beetle

Beetle

I have scoured my books and the internet but I have not been able to find its name. There are so many different types of insects, millions of them In fact, that I am having no luck finding out what it is.

I did, however, figure out what these little insects were.

Clover Seed Weevils

Clover Seed Weevils

They’re called weevils. And this pair was a little busy making some mini versions of themselves so I moved on.

On one side of the high school track, is a lone tree with silver leaves. There are more trees like it on the other side of the track but this one sits alone amidst some apple trees.

Sliverberry

Silverberry

This late in spring the tree is covered in yellow blooms and walking past you can’t help but notice how strong their scent is. The yellow colour amongst the silver leaves makes the tree pop out from the rest that you can’t help noticing it when you walk by. It’s one of my favourite trees.