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Welcome to my photo journal blog! Here are my first drafts of poetry & prose inspired by my nature photos fresh and #NewThisDay

#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Wildflowers of the field extravaganza this morning in the meadow. . . yellow goatsbeard, cow vetch,

bird's foot trefoil and. . . . 

Yellow Goatsbeard, Yellow Salsify, Western Salsify, Wild Oysterplant - Tragopogon dubius

Yellow Goatsbeard, Yellow Salsify, Western Salsify, Wild Oysterplant - Tragopogon dubius

Bellis perennis

The common daisy 

"Daisies have traditionally been used for making daisy chains in children's games."

Arthur G. Staples, "Jack in the Pulpit" 1902

Arthur G. Staples, "Jack in the Pulpit" 1902

Daisies by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1894)

Daisies by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1894)

Bird’s-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
common names include ‘Butter and Eggs’, ‘Eggs and Bacon’, and ‘Hen and Chickens’ which refer to the egg-yolk yellow flowers and reddish buds. Widespread and found in all kinds of grassy places from lawns to downlands, roadside verges to heathlands, Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil can be seen flowering from May to September.

How to identify

Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil is a member of the pea family. Its yellow flowers look like little slippers and appear in small clusters. They are followed by seed pods that look distinctly like bird’s feet or claws. A low-growing plant, its leaves have five leaflets and are downy.
— http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/birds-foot-trefoil

All photos and text copyright Kelly DuMar unless otherwise attributed.