Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Elephants and Butter

Elephants Head




Butterwort



We went for a drive on Sunday and took a walk along the North Saskatchewan River at the Saunders Provincial Recreation Area. Many plants were in bloom and still others had blooms still pending.

I took a few pictures including the above butterwort and an elephants head nearby.

It made for a pleasant way to spend some time, and it's always good to see nature in full color riot.

13 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Lovely, cousin! I see all kinds of wildflowers around the ranch, but can only identify a small portion. Lucky you to have a botanist along to tell you what all these plants are!
The wild roses have started blooming here and smell fabulous!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Cousin. I am so grateful to have a botanist at my side. Oh, the plants I've eaten...

Roses in bloom says Alberta to me.

Reb said...

How lovely those both are. Those must have been elephant heads I saw on the way out of the park on Sunday. I hate relying on someone else to drive, I don't want to push the patience asking to stop too often, or to take too long to explore or snap photos.

Leah J. Utas said...

It probably was, Reb. Elephant's Head grows everywhere.
You need a driver who likes to take pics as much as you do.

Redbush said...

I love this time of the year, Leah! I haven't seen either one of those flowers, but love to see the crocuses when spring arrives, then the tiger lilies in back of our place all summer.

Lover of Life said...

Lovely place, you live.

Leah J. Utas said...

I love the crocuses too, and the Tiger Lilies, Red Bush.

Yes, I do, Lover of Life.

Hilary said...

It's a treat to see what you have in store for us on your blog. Always lovely photos.. words and sentiments.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary, thank you so much.

Barbara Martin said...

I have seen many Butterworts, but never an Elephants Head; though I may have and not known what it was. I'm more familiar with the prairie crocuses.

Leah J. Utas said...

I love the crocuses, Barbara. They're one of the few plants I could identify on my own.
I never knew elephants head until Mike told me what it was, but I'm pretty sure I saw it many times.

carla said...

full color riot.

you truly are a writer.

Leah J. Utas said...

Carla, that's a fine compliment. Thank you.