15 February 2008

Photo Hunt - Free




The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is Free. The lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria, is a wild flower that grows in abundance in the garden. Some people would consider it a weed, we consider it an attractive pnat we get for free courtesy of mother nature...

I'm posting my entry early this week as I am out on today and I won't be back until fairly late on Saturday.

58 comments:

Maddy said...

what's that quote about a weed being a flower that's growing in the wrong place?
Cheers

jams o donnell said...

How true Maddy. I live seeing celandies and dandelions in the garden. I draw the line at Alkanet which is attractive in a borage like way but oh so invasive!

julie said...

That flower looks nice but if it can be invasive, that's another story :)

Have a nice weekend!

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Are We Free?

Fly A Kite

napaboaniya said...

Wonders of mother nature in giving us this free pretty flower :)

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Mar said...

Look what pretty things we get for free!!
Happy weekend and happy PH :)

Liza said...

It's lovely! Have a lovely weekend.

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A Simple Life said...

Nice composition. The flower is beautiful. Happy hunting.

Liz said...

A lovely photo. The best flowers are the free ones!

Carver said...

I love the free gifts of nature and that's a lovely flower. I call free gifts like that, volunteers. I love flowers that volunteer in my garden. Have a great weekend.

Sue said...

Gorgeous colour!!! Always enjoy your photos Jams. :) Have a great weekend :)

Caroline said...

Pretty flower. Too pretty to be called a weed.

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-TNChick- said...

I like weeds, too and wildflowers... and flowers. Beautiful.

Corey~living and loving said...

I think many weeds are lovely.
have a great weekend.

jientje said...

I wish I could enjoy weeds like this one! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Watching 'Ashes to Ashes' the other night - played Flying Lizards as background.
Know what I mean ?

Hootin' Anni said...

I never cease to tire of you wonderful photos Jams. This is truly free....beautiful wildflowers.


If you haven't visited my 'free photo' drop by ---but wait, visiting hours aren't free by any means. It costs you to surf the 'net! rofl Drop by if you can. I'd love to have you share your comments.

Karen said...

Indeed, nature IS free. Very nice!

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Lynn said...

If this is a weed, then it's the prettiest weed so far.

Sarge Charlie said...

very nice

Heather said...

BEautiful.

Sanni said...

Beautiful! I ♥ wild flowers =)

Happy Saturday, Jams!

Sabine said...

I like those kinds of "weeds", too :)
I remember just after I moved to Gozo, I once picked a bunch of pretty, colourful flowers and put them in a vase on our dining table. My brother-in-law started laughing and remarked, "we feed that stuff to the cows"... I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder LOL!
Happy weekend!

Randi said...

A beautiful and free gift of nature!
Mine will flower first in April! I like agressive plants in my woodland.
Happy weekend!

ipanema said...

i love beautiful wild flowers. this is one of them. great shot! :)

Katney said...

Wildflowers are my favorite, as you can see if you scroll through my blog. At any time there will be at least one wildflower gracing the recent posts. I need to look for my seed catalog, because, althogh the good Lord provides us with gorgeous wildflowers for free, there are some places I think that He needs some help getting some started. (like my back yard) and getting some enhanced (like my front strip.) Some people probably think our front lawn is strange with the wild things that grow there during the summer and are only mowed before the snows.

Utah Mommy said...

That is so pretty flower indeed! Good shot, happy weekend!
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Anonymous said...

My Dad says a weed is anything you don't want growing there!

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the teach said...

A beautiful weed, jams! Happy PH! :)

pat said...

Simply beautiful!

Happy Weekend.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We love Yellow!

~ Miss Emily

leslie said...

Mother Nature does bring us lots of free beauty! Pop over and see my thoughts on FREE. :D

Dorid said...

I really enjoy wild flowers, and used to cultivate a number of different indigenous plants in my garden. These, however, look a bit like they're members of the dandelion family. For some reason, I just can't see dandelions as flowers, only as weeds. My daughter used to disagree with me when she was quite young. She made a point of planting them in my garden.

PowersTwinB said...

Lovely free growing flower Jam! Thanks for visiting my hunt, I always appreciate your visits

jmb said...

Another of your beautiful flower photos and free to boot. Yellow flowers are so cheerful especially in Spring.
I once grew California poppies and did they ever turn into a weed, seeding themselves gaily everywhere. It took years to get rid of them.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Mom says weeds is just any plant you don't want in yur yard. If you want it an enjoy it, it's a wildflower, not a weed.

An those dandelions in the lawn? They's for SALAD! ;-)

She says all the weeds in our lawn are "Snot Grass"... whatefur it is, "it's not grass".

I fink we still haf grass unner alla snow, but we hafn't seen it in so long, I's not sure no more.

Dragonstar said...

I love the brightness of the Lesser Celandine. I don't have any in this new garden, and I miss it. Lovely photo.

YTSL said...

Agree that wild flowers shouldn't be unappreciated and underestimated.

Ivy Sterling said...

ohh thats so lovely, love the bright color of this flower. happy hunting.
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rajson said...

Wilare flowers are delightful. They pop up where ever they whant!
Lovely photo!

Anonymous said...

Totally invasive but lovely all the same. I recall listening to a gardening programme years ago and hearing someone ask how to get rid of celandine. He was told it was well nigh impossible and it would be far better to "learn to love your celandine". I've taken that advice to heart :)

Kimo & Sabi said...

Free wildflowers are lovely!

Hi to Mimi!

Daisy said...

That flower is such a happy color!

ellen b said...

Sad but true all the for free plants survive the best for me as I tend to kill the paid for ones off! :) Have a wonderful Sunday seeing as I'm commenting so late....

Gattina said...

I would say for weed it looks very beautiful !

denz said...

wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture, indeed that is a great post for this week theme! keep it up!!!

check mine:
PhotoHunt-1
PhotoHunt-2
Have a great Weekend!!!

poor man's nicole richie said...

have not tried weeds ever err...growing that is.kind of allergic to them.
the flower is so shiny and made me think that it's plastic. if it grows free then it's wonderful to have weeds around.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Such a vibrant, yellow colour! You take such wonderful photos of plants. :) Great choice for the Hunt!

eastcoastlife said...

I see it as a weed and I would pull it out when I see one. It can be pretty invasive if I let it be.

Pato & Pearl said...

A pretty weed I must say....:) Nice shot

Pearl - happy hunting

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Ooooh, I made cookies for my daughter's Girl Scout troop that looked exactly like this......except it was, you know, edible and stuff.

SabineM said...

great take on the theme! Lovely shot of the flower!
I am a little late. Sorry I was at a horse show all weekend! Happy Week!

jams o donnell said...

Ooh I bet they looked tasry EWBL.

Sounds like yiou had fun Sabine!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sorry I'm late but wanted to say this is lovely.

shiera (bisdakbabbles) said...

wow! so lovely.. and it's yellow!
my favorite!

Heart of Rachel said...

Wow, I can't believe something so pretty can be considered a weed. Great photo!