Monday, February 1, 2010

Arctic Rush



Look at THIS little pretty that grows between my house and the harbor!!!  She's in bloom!  My sister, a botanist, was visiting last summer and boy, oh, boy, did she get excited when she saw this Juncus arcticus!
It's tons of fun when she comes to stay because she brings all of her paraphenalia and takes over my house.  I have grasses and junci and rushes hanging all over my house that she has labeled with brightly colored sticky-note tabs in the hopes that I would eventually learn them all!  They make great decorations, and are certainly conversation pieces when someone comes to visit.

I am excited because it is a pioneer species!  And, it is beautiful!

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8 comments:

Johnny Nutcase said...

it is gorgeous! I love the little blooms. Great find! I'm no good at plant identification, so i hear ya - it's nice to have someone who knows their stuff nearby!

ksdoolittle said...

JN, She may be my little sister, but she is my mentor in all things nature, except birding. Her husband assumes that responsibility!! Thanks for stopping by. ~ks

Colleen said...

Those little pink flowers look so delicate! Very pretty.

eileeninmd said...

They are simply beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kala said...

What a lovely capture. I have trouble identifying all of the nature images I photograph.

Regina said...

Such a lovely scene!
Great capture.

awarewriter said...

The flowers look so delicate. Your photo highlights them well.

ksdoolittle said...

Thank you all.

kala, my sister is awesome! And very patient with me!


Awarewriter, sometimes I just get lucky!