Friday, April 29, 2011

a most improper lawn


Often, the end of April finds me lying on my stomach in the lawn, photographing the wild violets. It's not really much of a lawn -- more of a field that's been mown over the years -- and it is scattered with violets and dandelions, bugle and buttercups. A most improper lawn, really.

And I adore it. :)

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22 comments:

Merisi said...

More power to the flower rebels! :-)

Beautifully captured!

Espresso said...

Wonderful!
Even the flowers look beautiful together :)
Greetings.

Steve Borichevsky said...

No, by suburbian standards, not much of a lawn. But you know what? I would rather have it this way. Little splotches of blue and yellow add interest.

Char said...

they are so very very sweet

Pamela Gordon said...

Your lawn is as beautiful as our is. We live in a former cow pasture so it's more weeds than grass, but it's also natural and "green". Enjoy the weekend! Pamela

Susan said...

Good morning Mary,
It sounds like the perfect lawn to me. How lovely that you get to enjoy such little natural treasures cropping up here and there for you to find.

I hope you have yourself a very lovely weekend,
Susan @ CluckleBees

Rosie said...

This is adorable! :-)

SKC said...

OH I just love this shot. I too find myself lying down, sitting even sometimes I feel like I am standing on my head to get a shot. I absolutely adore this photo.

Stacey Dawn said...

One of my favorite things to do is lie in the grass and take pictures of purty things in it.
Lovely.

Traci said...

Weeds are still flowers even if some snobby horticulturist deemed them weeds. I am finally following you - you've been up on my bookmark toolbar until now.
P.S. Watch out for the red ants!

Country Girl said...

Miss you ~

And I miss the little violets back home.

Jen said...

I love all of those flowers that make up a most improper lawn! I love the depth of field on your shot. Those violets are tiny but I love how in focus they are with the bright green grass! Happy weekend!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Lovely. It's just perfect.

Oliag said...

This is exactly what my lawn consists of! I just can't bring myself to mow it or change it. I have been trying to take a photo of it that shows its true nature but nothing has worked so far...

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camelia danielescu said...

So nice , Mary ! :)

Georgianna said...

Oh, I can see why you adore it! I think I spy some clover, too! Our wild violets are soooo tiny, but maybe I'll give them a try with my long macro. Lovely photo, lovely lawn, dear Mary. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. xo – g

Kacey said...

I think that's a perfect lawn too! Lovely photo!

Kim Klassen said...

oh how perfect.... i can feel the warmth!

thank you for sharing at Shutter Sisters.
xxo, kim

Lisa RedWillow said...

Mary I love this.. I adore it also. Give me a field and some light , a little and I would be in heaven.
We are still trying to have spring.
Have a wonderful day xoo
and
so glad you stopped . I know this time of year is so busy.

Marcie said...

Exquisite simplicity and beauty!

Jen said...

Visiting from SS and I just have to say that this photo is lovely. Have a great day!