Morning Dew

A wild bergamot flower in the garden at Jester Park, Iowa, July 1, 2017.

The air is heavy with moisture in the summer. When the wind is gentle, dew drops reflect the morning light from every available surface.

July 1, 2017

Hoary vervain flowers in the garden at Jester Park, Iowa, July 1, 2017.

A wild bergamot flower in the garden at Jester Park, Iowa, July 1, 2017.

False gromwell flowers in the garden at Jester Park, Iowa, July 1, 2017.

August 18, 2017

A tall thistle flower near the entrance to the woods at Jester Park, Iowa, August 18, 2017.

August 23, 2017

Jewelweed flowers on the bank of the creek near the entrance to the woods at Jester Park, Iowa, August 23, 2017.

Take care and thanks for reading.



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23 Responses to Morning Dew

  1. Jet Eliot says:

    Gorgeous summer came alive here in your post, Sarah. It won’t be long before it looks like this again. Thanks for the summer beauty on this gray winterish day.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Jet πŸ™‚

      Thanks for visiting and your kindness! I am happy you liked seeing the snapshot of summer. πŸ™‚ March is a month that requires patience. Like you said, the flowers will return soon! πŸ™‚

  2. What a beautiful selection! A nice reminder of what’s on the way.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Belinda πŸ™‚

      Thanks for visiting and your kindness! I am happy you enjoyed the flowers. πŸ™‚ There is a lot to look forward to as the natural world turns green again and the birds return in numbers. πŸ™‚

  3. zirah1 says:

    Gorgeous pics! Is that very first one a bergamott that isn’t opened up yet?

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Zirah πŸ™‚

      Thanks for visiting and your kindness! I am happy you liked seeing the flowers. πŸ™‚ The first photo is a bergamot flower that is just opening. They are fascinating flowers. This year, I hope to take more photos of them in their various stages of flowering.

      • zirah1 says:

        Yes, it would be fun to see bergamot in its various stages. If I hadn’t “cross-checked” that first pic several times w/ the one w/ caption that was more open I wouldn’t have realized they were the same type flower. And it was great to see all the bright blooms, especially since we’ve been in winter mode here a lot lately. In fact, have had some more snow yesterday and then again today. Will be glad when April arrives!

        • Sarah says:

          I stopped putting a caption on the top photo a while ago, but maybe I should put them back on or mention what it is later in the post. Or I could leave it as a puzzle. πŸ™‚ The bergamot flowers have at least two of the green pods in the center which open up as they are blooming. The first one is like you see in the top photo. Later on there is another green pod in the center like the first one. I don’t know if there are more. I planned to take more flower photos last summer than I did. This had to do with the weather and other things. I will try for more this year.

          The weather does tease in late February and March. It is a relatively warm day here today with bright blue sky. It could snow again. I am going to visit the park soon to check on the birds and see whether there are any green shoots in the woods. I think it is too early for flowers, but there might be some green shoots. The ground in the woods warms up quicker than out in the open.

          • zirah1 says:

            Actually it was sort of fun solving the mystery, but if you hadn’t had that other pic, then I wouldn’t have had a clue. And even though we’ve had lots of cold weather lately, we had enough warmer temps awhile back that there are lots of things blooming. Just hope they make it thru the freezing temps coming around again now.

            • Sarah says:

              I am happy you had fun solving the mystery. πŸ™‚ I purposely put the first bergamot photo at the top because I had two of them. The photo of the hoary vervain flowers was the first photo in the set and I didn’t want to put it up top without a caption. I have been thinking today that I probably should put the captions back on the first photos. I stopped putting them there because then the text starts off with the text of the post. On the other hand, no identifying caption can cause confusion and clarity is important. Thank you for the input. I appreciate it. πŸ™‚

              The grass looked like it was turning ever so slightly green before the last cold snap. Today was a little warmer. Unless there is another cold snap and more snow, I think the plants will start growing and buds with appear within the next couple of weeks. I hope your plants survived the cold weather!

  4. Such lovely summer varieties… wonderful shots of those gorgeous flowers, Sarah! Must be looking forward to warmer weather this Spring! Enjoy your Spring, happy photography. πŸ˜ƒ ❀

  5. Shady_Grady says:

    I really liked the picture of the false gromwell flowers!

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Shady πŸ™‚

      Thanks for visiting and your kindness! I am happy you liked the false gromwell flowers. πŸ™‚ They are very interesting flowers. The stem grows straight up and then branches out in multiple directions for flowers. The branches uncurl as the new flowers develop. I was hoping to do a post to show this with other photos I took of them, but the photos didn’t work out. I will try again this summer. They are a member of the forget-me-not family of flowers. I don’t think I have seen forget-me-not flowers. They are on my wish-to-see flower list. πŸ™‚

  6. Oh my goodness!!! Loved the false gromwell flowers and tall thistle flower the best! OH to see summer flowers …. soon we shall for real!! Soon!!! Gorgeous post, Sarah! Thank you so much for giving us a taste of Summer!!! πŸ€—

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Amy πŸ™‚

      Thanks for visiting and your kindness! I am happy you enjoyed spending time with the summer flowers. πŸ™‚ I had fun putting the post together and remembering the mornings when I took the photos. The imagination is wonderful. I can visit a warm summer morning regardless of what might be transpiring outside of my window. πŸ™‚ Right now, it is cold rain and maybe freezing rain. The rain is needed because the water table is below normal. It all works together. Spring rain for spring, summer, and fall flowers. πŸ™‚ The tall thistle flower lived up to its name and was over my head. The false gromwell flowers were new-to-me last year flowers. It is interesting to see how they grow and I hope to document that this year.

      • I see so many field flowers and I don’t know their names …. at least not all of them. Do you know Queen Ann’s Lace? It’s considered a weed but I call it a flower. Same goes for the thistle …. YES it is a flower! Bless you for seeing the world as you do, Sarah!! Life changes when we see it through the eyes of a child … free and happy and with Love and innocence! This is what Mother does for me! OH I do look forward to the warmth!! 🌺🌺🌺

        • Sarah says:

          I love Queen Ann’s Lace flowers! πŸ™‚ They have a delicate and intricate pattern inside the larger flower. My knowledge of flower names grows each year. I have a list of wish-to-see flowers and love to go on flower-finding adventures. πŸ™‚ I am looking forward to the warmth as well. It won’t be long now. πŸ™‚

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