Monday, May 21, 2007

Weekend Fleurs

Geranium maculatum, wild geranium (above), and Elaeagnus umbellata, autumn olive (below). Both growing in the woods out back. The non-native and invasive species dominate in these urban woods, so the few natives like the wild geranium bring great pleasure. The openings are syrupy sweet with the fragrance from the autumn olive flowers now.

Come fall, I'll fight with the birds for the berries.


Nadine said...

I'm not even sure my autumn olive is alive enough to produce fleurs.

The wild geranium is particularly lovely.

jo(e) said...

Lovely photos. And I like that you identified both!

Nicole said...

Mmmm, berries. (Insert drool here.)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Fun pix! I love those wild geraniums. We have some in our backyard, too.

MMMmm, autumn olives.