These were some of the flowers on display at the Wildflower & Music Festival over the weekend. Bracken and I enjoyed walking along the tables and looking at all the flowers. I was in good company with plenty of other people, cameras in hand, taking pictures alongside me. (And felt grateful, as I do every time I take pictures, for the camera my generous sister passed along to me.) Even with all the natural light in that beautiful building, I still had a hard time getting the lens to focus and was glad I had as many pictures turn out as well as they did.
I appreciated the information listed about each flower. I learned that the little white daisies I adore so much that grow in our lawn are called English Daisy or Lawn Daisy. I thought the orange honeysuckle was incredibly beautiful, just breathtaking really, even before it was fully in bloom. The native Oregon Sunshine flowers (also known as Woolly Sunflower) were so bright and pretty, I brought some starts home from the nursery that day. Another native I fell in love with was the Narrow Leaf Mule’s Ears. Funny name. They look just like sunflowers and have edible seeds, like sunflowers as well. So many beautiful flowers.
What a great time we had at the festival! More on the rest of it soon, but for now, the flowers. They really feed the spirit, don’t they?