April 22, 2014

Wildflower Wednesday


INDIAN PAINTBRUSH

We wanted to share our wildflowers with you.  They are pretty common, but we have tons of them this year.  They can vary in color from red to white.  Ours are orange.  Below, is the legend of the Indian Paintbrush.


OUR MEADOW FULL OF PAINTBRUSHES


The Paintbrush evoked the Native American legend of a young brave who tried to paint the sunset with his warpaints. Frustrated that he could not match the brilliance of nature, he ask for guidance from the Great Spirit. The Great Spirit gave him paintbrushes laden with the colors he so desired. With these, he painted his masterpiece and left the spent brushes in fields across the landscape. These brushes sprouted the flowers we now so wonderfully love! 



BONUS BIRD NEST PIC
We are so happy spring has finally sprung for us.  Have a happy Wednesday and purrs, ya'll.

22 comments:

  1. They are beautiful, and we hope the bird's nest flourishes.......
    Happy colourful Wednesday.

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  2. My momma went to go see dose Indian Paintbrush (and bluebonnets) today. I were abandoned here at home!

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  3. The flowers were pretty... but I REALLY loved the bird's nest!

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  4. the wildflowers are for mama, the bird's nest is for us kitties.

    emma anad buster

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  5. Those wildflowers are awesome and we like the legend too. We thinks we is gonna keep an eye on that bird's nest.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  6. Do you kitties have Red Winged Blackbirds there?

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  7. Lovely :-) Golden Thanks for sharing. Have a PAWsome Wednesday. Golden Woofs

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  8. How exciting to have a bird's nest where you can watch it and enjoy the sight of the baby birds learning to fly.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  9. We have never seen paintbrush but it is very pretty - and what a great legend behind it! Some birdie is very well-prepared for Spring's new life:)

    woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  10. ya noe...we wuz doin reeeely oh kay with yur post two day guys...we lurned sum thin...saw sum kewl flowerz..

    but then came


    de BONUS ???? round....

    NOE......

    :) ♥♥

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  11. Oh those wildflowers are nature's gift. How beautiful. Hope the birdies do well this year.

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  12. So beautiful. It does seem as if spring has finally arrived here as well. We are all so thankful. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giuletta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  13. Those flowers are beautiful.

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  14. So lovely! I can almost smell the breeze and feel the sun!

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  15. Dang, those are beautious!!!

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  16. I miss seeing those when I lived in the mountains. Thanks for sharing and bringing back some very happy memories :)
    Marty's Mom

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  17. Oohhhh.... Those paintbrush flowers are super pretty. I really like the colour a lot. I don't think they grow here but if they do, I'm gonna check some out. They're gorgeous.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  18. We likes the crunchy burd's nest, but mom is all gaga over the flowers. She says in a few days she'll see flowers too, but it won't be here.

    Enjoy your spring!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  19. What pretty flowers! We don't have any of those around here.

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  20. Mommy misses those indian paintbrushes!! They grew - along with bluebonnets - all over their field. *sigh*

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