Wishetwurra Farm May Blooms

If you are a regular or sometime visitor here at the tompostpile, yes, this IS where you thought you were going. The site has been reconstructed, to give easier access to past posts. Just click through for the rest of this, and other posts. Feedback welcome..let me know how the redesign works, and please pass on any questions, comments or suggestions.

What’s in bloom at Wishetwurra Farm?

MidMay is a good time for blooms. Yesterday’s late afternoon with no sun wass a good time to get pictures.

Allow me to introduce to you the perennial bachelor’s button.

Centaurea montana, also Perennial Cornflower, Mountain Bluet

The petals are worth a closer look.

Big Daddy Roth would appreciate the flame-form of these petals.

The columbines are in full “bluem”.

McKana Giant Columbine

On the other side of the house, under the beach plum bush, opens a bud on a dark crimson volunteer. Nice color…

The Spanish Bluebells are ringing near the front steps. Appealing, aren’t they?

Hyacinthoides hispanica

A wildling buttercup blasts a yellow burst from the green lawn. Ranunculus. There are 600 species of ranunculus. Ridiculous? Not many flowers have petals with surfaces as glossy as this buttercup.

The name Ranunculus is Latin for “little frog”.

Also yellow is this future red tomato.

Solanum lycopersicum

The future strawberry.

Some English “Strawberry Fun Facts” tell us that in parts of Bavaria, country folk still practice the annual rite each spring of tying small baskets of wild strawberries to the horns of their cattle as an offering to elves. They believe that the elves, are passionately fond of strawberries, will help to produce healthy calves and an abundance of milk in return.

Here’s a look inside one of the last of the spring tulips.

Learn about Tulipomania in “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds”, by Charles Mackay.

Today’s Big Phenological Event at Wishetwurra Farm?

The first daisy!

Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads. Interesting taste.

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6 responses to “Wishetwurra Farm May Blooms

  1. Tom, You’ve out done yourself with these photos. Absolutely lovely!! I enjoy your posts immensely.

    • I have a well-used Canon G-11. One of the reasons I bought it is its excellent macro capability. Focus can be as close as a centimeter. Telephoto is not the strong suit of this camera. I like it also because it’s pocket-sized (large pockets only).

  2. Beautiful photos, and I like the openness of the new design. Only quibble is that the blog subtitle (“Essays, Photographs . . .”) is a little too small, but the theme probably makes that choice for you.

    “Wishetwurra Farm May Blooms” is great fun to play with: Wishetwurra Farm may bloom”? “Wishetwurra farms May blooms”? πŸ™‚

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