Squirl's Nest

Friday, June 09, 2006


Well, flowers are coming out now. My camera is always on hand, of course. And here is the result of the two together.

Here are some Columbine

An iris

I'm not positive what this is. A spiderwort, maybe?




The next three are Clematis

This is one that I saw for the first time last year. They call it Spooky.

And this one is my favorite. I decided to lie in the grass, under the tree. Of course, I picked the spot that would have the sun shining through the leaves. So, I decided to take a picture of it. It really looks cool in the large version.


Blogger Ern said...

Purty! I've never seen a Columbine that dark before. Are the eastern ones different than the Rocky Mountain ones?

Fri Jun 09, 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Ern. I don't know. We have loads of different colors, but they're not the wild variety.

I saw some last year that were the most beautiful shade of blue. But I can't find those this year.

Fri Jun 09, 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Gorgeous . . . I had never seen a Columbine until I moved to Colorado. They take over my garden and it drives me nuts.
I have never seen a Clematis like that (Spookey one) it is so cool. Yeah that time of year for Squirl flower peetures. :)

Fri Jun 09, 04:43:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

I grew up with Colorado blue columbines, which are kind of a cornflower blue, but out here in WA they are yellowey-orange-peachey. I love them, in any color! Your dahlia is spectacular!! And so are the pansies, but then that's no surprise since I love me some pansies. Aw heck... I love me some Squirlee and her camera!!

Fri Jun 09, 07:10:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I am SO lame...I can't believe I totally missed your last post. Can you say "Katy's got her head up her own ass"? I'd say it but, you know, head up the ass and all that.

And I can't believe you showed a picture of your clematis to the Internet as a Whole. Not to say a woman shouldn't be proud of her clematis, and know her way around it, but have you no shame, Squirl?

Fri Jun 09, 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, aren't columbines gorgeous? Well, except when they take over your garden, of course. Thanks! Oh, and I love your new profile pic. :)

Eclectic, cornflower blue, yes, that's what that other kind looked like, so pretty. Thanks! :)

Bucky, I wondered why you missed making a smartass comment about my footlong hotdog that I didn't get on Saturday.

But, yes, I am proud of my clematis and will show it to the Internet as a Whole.

Fri Jun 09, 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger lawbrat said...

Those are beautiful!

Sat Jun 10, 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Lawbrat. :)

Sat Jun 10, 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

hahaha Bucky! You beat me to it bet then, you are Squirl's sis and all. Best it come out of your fingertips when it comes to Squirl's Clematis.

Great pics Squirls. I like the colors of the Pansies in particular!

o, and nice Clematis, great captures!

quick, gimme advil...(rocked out last night to REO and The Tubes.

Sat Jun 10, 02:54:00 PM  
Blogger judypatooote said...

I haven't been by your sight in quite a while...your pictures are gorgeous, and pansies should be framed.....and the spooky is too cool.....thanks for sharing....

Sat Jun 10, 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

the sun shining through the trees is absolutely fabulous! And that spooky flower--never saw anything quite like it! Are these on your property?

Sat Jun 10, 07:34:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Lori, yeah, we'll leave the clematis talk to Bucky. Glad you enjoyed your concert. Thanks!

Judy, yes, long time no see. Thank you, and I love sharing my pictures. :)

Effie, thanks! The sun picture blew me away when I saw it the first time. I'm glad you like it.

Unfortunately, I have no property. I live in a dinky little apartment right downtown. These flowers are all from a friend's house.

I did just get back from a walk around GR where I took quite a few pictures of town. Maybe I'll post those this week. Thanks!

Sat Jun 10, 07:54:00 PM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

I am so crap with flowers. I like them. They are pretty. Trying to tell you the name of any would leave me scratching my head.


Sat Jun 10, 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Those are STUNNING! WOW! You have an amazing talent, my good woman. Have you thought about maybe a book?

Sat Jun 10, 09:07:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

JDR, as long as you enjoy them, that's all that matters. :)

Jim, thanks! You're turning my head. I have thought about putting some on a calendar, though.

Sat Jun 10, 09:23:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

AChoo! (With a French-Canadian accent of course.)

Sat Jun 10, 09:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bless you, Mr B. (With a Michigan accent) :)

Sat Jun 10, 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...


First of all, that one that is called "Spooky" is creeeepy.

I feel like it will eat me or something. Very odd.

That reminds me of a flower I saw today while I was on a walk. There was this huge weed by the side of the trail and at the top, there was this flower. But it really didn't look like a flower, but more like a spiky pink cactus thing. And I thought it would bite me or something if I went near it.

Danielle said it looked like an alien, and I would have to agree.

Secondly, WOW, for some reason your sunlight shots always are beautiful. Exquisite, Squirl!

BTW, I didn't know if you knew, but my site is back up and running! Yay!

Sun Jun 11, 12:17:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Amber. I kinda thought Spooky reminded me of a package with fancy curling ribbon on it. :)

I love to get sun shots. That one really surprised me.

I have to try to get back into your site again.

Sun Jun 11, 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I ADORE your last photo, and I'm sooo jealous. I've been trying to get a shot like that for years through our pine trees!

Sun Jun 11, 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, thanks! I feel that I really got lucky with that one. I know that there are lenses that will make that kind of look, but I can't change lenses and just lucked out. :)

Sun Jun 11, 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

You laid in the grass? Did you get ants in your pants???

I of course like the spooky one best

Mon Jun 12, 01:45:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jess, hi! Nope, no ants in my pants. I wasn't stampeded by a herd of St. Bernard's, either. :)

Of course you'd like Spooky. That makes perfectly good sense.

Mon Jun 12, 07:02:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Beautiful pics, Squirl! The one of the big purple dahlia is my favorite.

Mon Jun 12, 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Ladybug. I think it's a gorgeous flower, too.

And I thank Bucky, again, for fixing my template so I can post them in the medium size. They can actually be seen without a magnifying glass. :)

Mon Jun 12, 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Wow, the colors are amazing, Squirl! Wonderful pictures, again.

Mon Jun 12, 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

ooooooooooooooooooo Flowers!

I love the dahlia. The angle of the sun and the shape of the petals makes it look all creamy and lush to me.

The other ones are good shots too.

The spooky is really unusual. I've definitely never seen that before.

I've also only ever seen the Texas version of columbine which was yellow and very different looking than the one you have in Michigan.

I'm so glad you posted these!

Mon Jun 12, 08:10:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Amy, so nice to see you here! And thank you!

Danielle, I love how you really look at all of the pictures, and have something to say about them. At least now I know that the spooky flower is in the dianthus family.
Thank you!

Mon Jun 12, 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

I could almost smell the sweetness of the flowers, you did so well!
We used to have an iris or two in our yard when I was a little girl.
I thought they smelled heavenly.

Tue Jun 13, 12:26:00 AM  
Blogger August95 said...

Great shots Squirl. That Spooky is so neat.

Tue Jun 13, 12:53:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

When I saw this one I thought of the trillium flowers. I learned something new today... Apparently it is illegal to pick trillium in British Columbia, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Washington.

You're slowly turning me into a dirty garden geek. Stop it :-*

Tue Jun 13, 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Hey--psst--Squirl--go see Poop & Boogies--it's important!

Tue Jun 13, 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

MD, that's so nice, thanks! I love being in a garden full of flower scents.

August, thanks! Yeah, I love Spooky, too.

Hellokittn, we'll make a dirty garden geek out of you yet. muwahahahahahaha!

Tue Jun 13, 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, I took so long to place that previous comment that I missed yours. I'll have to cdheck it out.

Tue Jun 13, 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

As long as I get to wear a bra still, I'm fine with that.

Tue Jun 13, 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot!
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Tue Aug 08, 08:31:00 AM  

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