An unidentified purple flower the first to bloom from the butterfly-friendly wildflower seed mix the girls and I planted this spring. One of the only gardening projects we actually completed. (Updated: Bachelor’s Buttons. Thanks, Jenn!)
I’ve always called these clover but this week I learned it’s really wood sorrel. I got some wildflower books out from the library and we’ve learned to identify a few new species. Evidently these are edible.
I like moths when they’re outside and not in my pantry.
I really should figure out what this tiny pink flower is. Bella frequently adds it to her bouquets.
I wish I’d got a picture of these purples the other day. They weren’t so wilty-droopy, the petals stood out in a pretty star. (Updated: Deadly Nightshade/Belladonna. Thanks, Marie. I think this will be uprooted soon, alas. I don’t want anyone snacking on the berries though.)
Bella picked these. Definitely not the same as the wood sorrel though about the same size and color blooms.
A tiny waspish insect on a teeny-tiny flower.
Only one positive identification in the lot; but we’re enjoying the process of slowly growing our knowledge. To my mind the step of asking What is it? is just as important as identification. I love that my children are curious and always learning and I don’t ever want to see that light go out.
I wish I had time to sit and sketch these little wonders but for now my camera will have to do.
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