Wildflowers in Winter ~ Blog Carnival

So many fun bloggy things so little time. This is a busy week with lots of posts. I hope to visit lots of my favorites and lots of new places too! Enjoy. The phrase for this week is keep on scrolling, there’s more to see.

Wildflower Morning is having a Wildflowers in Winter celebration for the next few weeks. She has posted a wildflower related theme for each week and will have a Mr. Linky to add your blog entry.  Here’s what she has to say about her celebration and give away:

Every winter I find myself longing for spring. I just love the warming rays of sun and the wildflowers that start to open. It is my favorite time of year. Wildflowers bring me so much joy.

So, I propose some wildflower fun this winter to take us into the first days of spring. I will have a different theme each week through the middle of March. Join right in by making a post on your blog fitting the theme. You may copy the theme image for Wildflowers in Winter onto your blog entry, and link back to this blog so others will know where to look for more information. Then come back to my blog and enter your information in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the page, so we can all see your post. Late entries will be accepted up to March 12. My daughter wants me to make sure and let you know that children can participate not only in the children’s art contest, but in all aspects of the Wildflowers in Winter Theme, if they have the photographs or skill to do so, and thus be entered in the drawing

Please do spread the word so your friends can also enjoy Wildflowers in Winter. I would love to see lots of entries. It will brighten up my gray winter days.
The theme for January 16 – 22 is: Your favorite wildflower photo from your files.   Here is my favorite photo/oops photos!


This photo was taken on Whidbey Island in the State of Washington. The photo was taken in July of 2007 on a walk at Greenbank Farms. We are looking back to the city of Everett across the Puget Sound. Unfortunately I can’t tell you the name of these wildflowers.

Just one more please…


This one was taken on the grounds of Chatsworth House in England (where parts of Pride and Prejudice were filmed) My little wild flower is in the midst of these daffodils that are now growing wild on the grounds. This was taken in April of 2004 when we took our daughter to Great Britain for a graduation gift.

Click on the links above to see more wildflower entries…

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “Wildflowers in Winter ~ Blog Carnival

  1. my eyes are weak – but it sure looks like purple vetch in that first photo. I grew up near seattle and we had an abundence of that growing hardily in our fields.

    The other wild flower — I would pick her in a minute (:

  2. Oh, thank you for joining the fun and posting some wildflower photos. The one of Whidbey island makes me think of summer. We love to go to the Puget Sound area in the summer. Those purple flowers might be a kind of Vetch, if I’m guessing right.

    You little wildflower had such a lovely graduation gift. A trip to England! Wow! She must be a real joy! I’ve heard Chatworth is such a wonderful place to visit.

    Do keep checking back to see if more wildflowers are posted.

  3. Thanks for posting these beautiful photos–I love wildflowers and it gave me a reminder that spring is coming and the trees are going to turn green again! The purple Vetch flowers are my favorite.

  4. It was bloody cold in Buffalo today! -5! I decided to go on a hike anyways as the sky was pristine and the sun was shining. It turned out to be a wonderful, but bone chilling experience. I wish I was in that warm meadow.

  5. I’m so glad you are joining in! This is going to be so much fun! I’ve also been inspired by Lovella to walk more — although I didn’t ‘officially’ join the club.

    I love your Whidby Island wildflower pictures. They look like they are something from the pea family — a lupine of some sort, but it’s difficult to tell from the photo. I enjoyed a lovely visit to a lavender farm on Whidby Island last summer and it was SO pretty there! I love the daffodil picture with your darling daughter as well.

    I hope you are enjoying southern warmth right now. We’re in the midst of a cold, snowy, and blustery storm. Brrrrrrrrrr. . .


  6. I WANDERED lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils;
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    Continuous as the stars that shine
    And twinkle on the milky way,
    They stretched in never-ending line
    Along the margin of a bay:
    Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
    Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

    The waves beside them danced; but they
    Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
    A poet could not but be gay,
    In such a jocund company:
    I gazed–and gazed–but little thought
    What wealth the show to me had brought:

    For oft, when on my couch I lie
    In vacant or in pensive mood,
    They flash upon that inward eye
    Which is the bliss of solitude;
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils.

    William Wordsworth

    That last stanza fits so well for this contest, doesn’t it?

  7. Heehee, whenever I see that picture I think of the pheasant I scared up when I was heading out into the field…I was just as scared as him!

  8. I love your photos. All of that saturated, wonderful color is bliss for winter-weary eyes! Thanks for popping over to my blog. I had to return the visit and am so glad I did! 🙂

  9. Ellen,
    These are terrific photos. The purple flowers are so thick and scrumptious-looking and how can we resist the beautiful woman amongst the daffies? I took my daughter to England in 2005 for a graduation gift and we had a BALL!! Didn’t go to Chatsworth House, but saw the tail-end of the daffodils.


  10. Your pictures of a whole fields of flowers are lovely. Hopefully, I can see these purple flowers someday in person. If not, I can appreciate your pictures. I wouldn’t mind going to England either.

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