Friday, June 23, 2017

Flower Friday

We are joining Arty for his very special Flower Friday.  So many of our beloved friends are making their trips to Rainbow Bridge and we miss them so very much♥

We're heading off to find some flowers~

 This catalpa tree is on my street.   We love the huge heart-shaped leaves and the beautiful orchid-like flowers!
 This is a closer look at the catalpa flower.  Aren't they just gorgeous!
 And we found some Dusty Miller~
 On our way home right next to the cleaners on Whitney Avenue is an overgrown spot and it contains some cool wildflowers.   Mom calls this one Dock.  It's also know as Red Sorrel.
 This wildflower was also growing in the overgrown spot and we had to go home and look this one up as we had no clue what it was.   We have no idea how that black rectangle got in the picture and it's not part of the flower.   The flower is called Yellow Goat's Beard and that long pod comes after the flower blooms.  The pod opens up and looks like a huge Dandelion when it goes to seed.   You know, the fluff ball that you blow on and make a wish!  The Goldfinches love this plant.  They were all over it but mom wasn't quick enough with the camera to catch them before they took off.   DARN!
Thanks for coming along on my search for flowers!
Mackie is back for the weekend!

Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥


Gus said...

Have a great time with Mackie and Mom this weekend. Thanks for identifying the Dock/red sorrel ! I have wondered what those were .

Julie said...

Beautiful flowers, those catalpa flowers are so pretty!
Have a WONDERFUL weekend with Mackie, bet you've got lots of mischiefs planned, hehe
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Collie222 said...

Very pretty flowers! We forgot to take some new pictures with flowers! Maybe tonight...

easyweimaraner said...

that tree is wonderful!!! and I'm so happy with you that you will have super weekend together ;o) any plans? bbq? mischief?

Life With Lucy and Poppy said...

So many beautiful blooms. I love friday flowers.

Puppy Growls,

Susie said...

Happy Flower Friday Molly and your best friend for the weekend too, how wonderful. Love the flowers. I really must get some pictures of ours, the lavender is just starting to bloom and the honeysuckle has been great this year. Have a very lovely summer weekend. Hugs, Susie x

Two French Bulldogs said...

Those white flowers with the orange in the middle are our favorite
Lily & Edward

Millie and Walter said...

Such pretty flowers. Some call them weeds but those that can appreciate them call them wild flowers. Thanks for sharing them with us.

The Army of Four said...

Beautiful flowers! We have Goat's Beard here; Mom loves the name!
Have fun with Mackie!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

You have some gorgeous flowers around you. So interesting when you look closely at them.

The Gang at LLB said...

So many beautimous flowers today Molly!! Thank you so much for sharing them!
Have fun with Mackie this weekend!
Arty & Jakey

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have never seen a catalpa tree or its flowers - so beautiful!!! You always find the best flowers on your walks.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

C.L.W.STEP said...

We love catalpa trees! There are a few blooming in this area too. We'd plant one in our yard but we're out of room. Ghostwriter says she hasn't seen goat's beard in a long time!

Idaho PugRanch said...

You find some very pretty flowers. Have fun with Mackie
Mabel & Hazel

KB said...

I love your flowers. I've never seen the catalpa flower before. It sure is delicate and beautiful!

Have fun with Mackie!!!!

GranthamLynn said...

Great post. I enjoyed the walk!
Have a fun weekend.