5.09.2018

Sunbathers ~



I rarely find white shooting stars
seeing them is like finding this treasure


I think the above photo shows so well 
their name
Stars flying in different directions


even from behind they look like a celebration of life


truly petite little beings


when the sun comes out
sunbathers rise from the water 
to soak up warmth


the little fairyslipper from my last post
has opened all the way
I visit it once in a while
(with bear spray on my belt, as we have evidence of a grizzly)


this lovely winged creature
landed on my finger 3 times
I felt honored
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Spring is picking up momentum!

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34 comments:

  1. They are very pretty, those flowers.

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  2. Keep a sharp eye peeled for that Grizzly Bear - not a creature to be trifled with. The flowers are gorgeous beyond belief.

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    1. I will!
      Thank you for enjoying the flowers!

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  3. Oh dear, your photos are so awesome! I never saw these shooting star flowers and checked them out on Wikipedia. They have a hard sounding name - dodecatheon - but look ever so fragile, and what pretty color! :-)

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    1. Thank you Yael. I forgot to look up there name, thank you.

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  4. orchidée sauvage ... magnifique!

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  5. LLEGA LA PRIMAVERA!!!
    PRECIOSAS LAS FLORES Y DELICADAS.
    SALUDITOS

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  6. The Fairryslipper looks like it has an animal head, with its eyes and chin. Very beautiful flower !

    Tomás

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    1. Yes, orchids can look like that.

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  7. Beautiful. What an interesting butterfly that is.

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    1. The butterfly has sculpted wings, so pretty.

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  8. I've never seen the shooting star. It's a real gem.

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  9. ..wonderful flowers!
    Happy day Crissi

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  10. What beautiful shots of those tiny Shooting Stars. The Fairyslipper is indeed fit for a dainty fairy! A beautiful'sculptured'butterfly that wanted you to notice it several times!
    I'm intrigued by your mention of 'bear spray'. How does that work?

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    1. Hello Dear Sandra,

      Thank you for enjoying all the sunbathers ;-)

      So ‘bear spray’, it comes in a can. It is pepper spray. It is suppose to be the most effective way to detour an attacking bear, to spray them. I have never had a close bear encounter. If the wind is blowing towards the person that would not be good. A gun could simply aggravate them. I think I would try talking (scolding) or shouting first. Thanks for asking.

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  11. I also love the Shooting Stars! The white one is very pretty. I haven't seen one this year. It's good to see that the Fairy Slipper has reached maturity and it is beautiful! Hope you don't have to use that bear spray!

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    1. I also hope to never use my bear spray! I was thrilled to find an area with lots of white Shooting stars, they are so elegant.

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  12. Thank you so much every one!

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  13. Bonjour chère amie,

    Comment ne pas être sous le charme de l'ensemble de tes photos ?... Mon regard, mon esprit s'évadent... Comme j'aimerais venir à la rencontre de ces beautés !
    Merci pour le partage.

    Gros bisous

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  14. these are good reminders of nature's beauty. the second photo looks like birds to me.

    have a lovely day.

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  15. Beautiful photos. Have a happy week. Hugs.

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  16. Dear Tammie - Shooting star is aptly named. How lovely you have shooting stars on earth! I don’t think I have seen them in person but they look like “katakuri” (Erythronium japonicum Decne.), which I call fairies in the spring mountain.

    Yoko

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    1. Hello Yoko,
      We also have those flowers, but they are either yellow and called Glacier lilies, or white and called avalanche lilies. They are much larger that these shooting stars. I can see why they remind you of them. I love what you call them. Thank you for your visit.

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  17. What a beauty filled post! Based on your flowers, I think that we are well behind you in terms of spring's progress. No fairy slippers or shooting stars yet at my home!

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    1. It does sound like you are behind us. Once it starts for you, I am guessing life will be in a rush to catch up.

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  18. Yes, it looks like spring is in full swing there. I enjoyed seeing the shooting stars and the butterfly!

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    1. Yes, full bloom and beautiful!

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  19. I would love to be honoured like that:)
    Lovely pictures, Tammie, never seen these flowers. Blessed sping...
    Enjoy the rest of May!
    Best wishes from Russia,
    Irina

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    1. yes, there is something sweet about butterflies landing on us.
      Thank you for your visit and message.

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  20. Oh,shooting star! Such a good name. I like its noble figure and the color.
    Have a good day,Tamie.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie