Strolling down the Meadow

Strolling down the meadow on a cloudy day. Not sure what the correct name is of these flowers.  To be honest I am not good at flower names at all, I just love flowers.

I always love these , in my younger day I would call them cigars and still do. In English I believe it’s called a Greater Reedmace.


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There  are also many pollard willows in my area , they just belong to the Dutch Landscape.  This one is still standing proud even it looks like his leaves will not grow back .

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In this part of the meadow you have to walk past a herd of cows (without a fence in between you and the cows). The cows are used to people passing by , and obviously friendly cows. Nevertheless I keep my distance because they are pretty large when close.

24 Replies to “Strolling down the Meadow”

  1. Dear Francina,

    When I view your work, I am totally transported. Peaceful scenes and words that take us there. You are blessed with many talents and I am so thankful that you share them. I think
    that gnarled willow trunk is a beautiful work of art. I feel a poem brewing. Off to work now (going to be a long day) but I will be back to this one. The wild carrots take me back to our farm where they edged the soy bean fields, but it is the cattails that steal my heart. I grew up near the marshlands of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. We use to gather cattails and dry them for flower arrangements. We had dairy cows too. Your photography is a poem. As Rod Stewart sang, “Every Picture Tells a Story”

    Wonderful work, my friend.

    As ever

    1. Dear Sarah,

      Thank you , my dear friend!! Your generous praise makes me blush.
      Trees with leaves are beautiful as well, but somehow I do love trees without leaves more.
      I find them more artistic ( a piece of art) with their bare branches, like indeed that gnarled willow trunk.

      Happy to hear the meadow brought you back happy memories!
      Now don’t work too hard, my friend, and it would be lovely to read a brewing poem from your pen.

      As always,

  2. From Wikipedia:
    Daucus carota, whose common names include wild carrot, bird’s nest, bishop’s lace, and Queen Anne’s Lace, is a white, flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe and southwest Asia, and naturalized to North America and Australia. Domesticated carrots are cultivars of a subspecies, Daucus carota subsp. sativus.

    Before I looked it up I did not realize that Queen Anne’s Lace was not native to North America. It certainly seems to me everywhere!

    1. Thank you, Michael, for your time to let me know the name of the white flowers. It is much appreciated by me. Interesting fact, maybe the seeds were somehow transported by the European immigrants way back. Who knows..

    1. Thank you, Alan, for your much appreciated visit and comment!
      I am glad you enjoyed my little camera outing 🙂

      groetjes aan beiden,

  3. It’s not the same flower, but the blossoms in the first photograph remind me of a local wildflower (I live in the state of Indiana in the USA) called Queen Anne’s Lace. Very good photographs.

    1. Thank you, Michael, for your much appreciated comment.
      The flower reminded me of Queen Anne’s Lace as well, ( I have lived in PA) until I looked it up.
      Maybe someday someone will tells us the name.

      groetjes, Francina

    1. Thank you, dear Resa!!
      Yeah , I saw that name as well but was not sure it was the right name, so thank you for letting me know!

      Have a great day ❤

  4. You have the eye of an artistic hawk, whose graceful presence in flight may be seen as threatening in its natural capturing stead, the while offering this calming peaceful beauty, in all its splendor. Though through your creative shutter magic, ’tis the ultimate creation of nature you allow us to share! Thank you for this, Francina.

    1. Thank you, Jean- Jacques , for your always encouraging words and generous praise.
      I am glad to hear you like my walks . Your visits and comments are always most appreciated!

      Have a great day!

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