Getting to Know the Wild Flowers

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And a slug. In his natural environ.

Lower Macleay Trail, 4/9/12.

(*Several people have written to me to let me know that they have been having a hard time leaving comments for the past week or so. I think Typepad made some recent changes to the verification thing that is causing problems. I've taken it off [that thing bugs me, anyway] so hopefully that will make it easier now. Sorry about that, and thank you for the heads up.)

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Love the trilliums. I remember being taught that they were slow to bloom, so if we picked one, it would never bloom again. So I've always been mindful of not disturbing wildflowers.

Gorgeous photos, Alicia! I was so glad to see a couple comments about the Rejuvenation catalog -- got mine yesterday and was so excited to see Clover amongst the fabulous light fixtures!! Oh, and p.s., I want your kitchen. ;)

You live in such a magical place. Thanks for sharing and bringing me some peace today. I needed it.

I'm not sure this is totally lame or totally awesome of me, but every time I see your lovely pictures of the forests and meadows and nature and such, all I can think of is the Twilight series. *smirk* Hmm.

Julie G. in Iowa says: April 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I always like the photos of your forest walks where Andy and Clover Meadow are waiting in the distance for you. So cute.

QUE HERMOSURA DE FLORES!!!!!!
SON DESCONOCIDAS PARA MI-
SALUDITOS

it's amazing the difference in flora and fauna 3000 miles makes! BTW i LOVED the easter eggs. i might have to try it post-easter.

mare

These photos and inspiring. A true gift. Thank you.

As if the Easter tulips weren't enough -- such a perfect photo -- so sensual, really. And now you've gone in search of wildflowers. Isn't this your first spring with your new camera? Wow!! You're having a great time, aren't you!! Thanks for sharing. BTW -- Comcast was down in SE PDX areas for hours yesterday; could that have been part of the problem with comments? Don't lay yourself wide open for problems -- we'd all sure miss you if some spambot gobbled you up! I bet no one really minds that extra step in the comments. Be wise. :o)

I see Clover running back to you. Dogs are so faithful.

MoniQ in WI says: April 10, 2012 at 04:20 PM

So nice to see a slug in a green habitat! I mostly saw them on my old Tacoma sidewalks--and sometimes that was only after my slipping foot alerted me I'd stepped on one of the poor stranded creatures.

Perhaps that's Andy's slug?

YAY! it was so hard trying to use that thing! Thank you :)

Your journey into the woods looks amazing.
I can't even imagine being surrounded in that much GREEN
Amy

Hi Alicia...
I found your blog earlier today and have so much enjoyed reading through all your past posts. I LOVE your photography, your stories and the way you write. I can feel your passion for everything you write about...I'm thrilled to have found you!

I am so looking forward to following along ~
Sarah

I think I spotted your puppers in the spring Rejuvenation catalog :))

I haven't been on that trail for a few years -- but by your pictures I think its time to head there again!!!! Love those trilliums -- I always wanted to pick them when I was young but my mom told me that if you pick them they won't grow on that stem again. I think that's true as I've grown up but at the time I thought other not nice thoughts!

You always capture the beautiful essence of natural everyday things. Thank you!

So glad that I am not the only person in the world that can name and appreciate wild flowers. I feel like people think I'm crazy when I tell them the names of flowers!

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. In return let me share with you a picture of the bouquet my grand girl brought in from our yard today. http://grayseasailor-onesaylorslog.blogspot.com/

So much fun to see others' wildflowers... yours are wrapped in a big drink! Thanks!

So pretty. Then I scrolled down and saw the strawberry shortcake on the previous post. Wow~

Such a picture(s) of tranquility! Thanks for bringing to us.

That looks like the most beautiful place to walk, gorgeous photography too! :)

Such lovely pictures! I like the little fronds beginning to unfold. Thanks for making it easy to comment!!

Lovely, lovely, lovely photos.

Hiya :)
Many years ago (the seventies!) my husband bought me The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, I'm sure if you could find a copy you would be enraptured...such beautiful illustrations, it would be right up your street!
Loving your new designs.

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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