Saturday, May 22, 2010
These are some of my most favorite shots- Kansas Wildflowers. Of course, the Kansas State Flower is the Sunflower and Kansas is known as the Sunflower State, so my first photo is a wild Kansas sunflower. They grow everywhere ! Beside the road, in ditches, in the pastures, wherever! Next is the Wild Yellow Kansas Coneflower. They grow everywhere too! The gorgeous orange flower is the Butterfly Milkweed. They grow alongside the road and in the pastures also. I take my camera with me everywhere I go and I drive my husband NUTS making him stop anywhere randomly if I see an interesting wildflower that I MUST get a shot of! Luckily, he obliges me and I have an extensive collection of beautiful specimens! The purple wonder is a wild Kansas thistle of some kind. I had never quite seen anything like it until we moved to Kansas. Even the foliage on it is purple! Enjoy!