More of Those Beautiful Coneflowers

Our little green square

I know, I know. Looking at the blog lately it probably doesn’t seem like I even take pictures of people anymore but I promise I do! And next week I am sure to have some pictures of a super sweet family and their annual beach session.

But today. Today I am keeping the flower trend going that has been so prevalent on here lately. How can I not when the echinacea flowers are showing off like they are?

At first I only had one bloom and for our first time planting them I thought okay, everything is still nice and green.

That little pointy green thing there in the back right? I thought something had just sort of gone wrong and it’s growth was stunted or something. Turns out that is just it’s awkward phase but even solid green with zero hint of the bright color to come it is really pretty, don’t you think?

Somewhere in that circle are the lovely pinkish purple petals waiting to unfurl while those center pokey parts will turn a deep bold red.

Still looking a little lean here but then something magical happens. And the bees and butterflies love it.

You can go here and read some interesting facts concerning this delightful flower if you missed it yesterday. But first you can check out these last few images that are my favorites.

(I just loved all that colorful bokeh in the background!)

These last two images. I just cannot decide which one I love more. We had just had one of our afternoon summer rain showers and the sun was at just the right angle to get this sunflare and hazy aura.

There are so many that should be blooming within the next week so I make no promises that you won’t see some more of these in the future. They’re hard to resist 🙂

February 2021

365 Project

And just like that, February is over and we turned the calendar to March. I am really pleased with the images for the month though! It does mess with my head a little to be posting some of these knowing in a couple of days I will be also posting them in the weekly post. I like things neat and in order and I am the one who choose to include a monthly slideshow so I guess I will just be living with it 🙂