Dropping by with Wildflowers for Earth Day

I’ve been busy road tripping this month and haven’t had much time for photo challenges. So in between my travel posts I thought I’d share some wildflowers for earth day for Becky’s Squares and Sunday Stills from our road trip.

First are daisies I found growing in the grass in Washington. Ordinary perhaps, but aren’t they pretty?

Next are clusters of thrift or sea pink from the Oregon Coast.

Finally, I found my favorite wildflowers of the trip hugging the cliffs off California’s Coast with the Pacific Ocean providing the perfect backdrop. I don’t know their name, perhaps you do?

Isn’t it wonderful that all of them grow where they wish without being planted by human hands?

~ Susanne

28 Comments on “Dropping by with Wildflowers for Earth Day

  1. We had a very suitable Earth Day in Beetley. Glorious sunshine, not too hot, and nature abounding!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Thanks for the lovely wildflower photos for earth day! The last two photos, are of ice plants (Delosperma) there are many different varieties. 🌺

  3. So much beauty and color, Susanne, glad you could spare a moment to share for Sunday Stills! Yep, those are ice plant but I didn’t know the name of the actual flower either 😁

    • Thank so much Terri. I wasn’t sure I got the color challenge just right but thought the ice plant (now that I know the name) would work well! 😁 I don’t recall seeing them in the wild in Washington but they seemed to be everywhere on the California coast and so pretty next to the water.

      • Those ice plants are found lining the freeways all over California. They are succulents and thrive in any climate. I suppose they make excellent ground cover and hold in the dirt on the steep freeway overpasses. I think Washington is to cold for them!

  4. I love your photos, especially the last two! I was going to say they were portulaca, but would also have said ice plant too. (Maybe portulaca is a type of ice plant?) It will grow in my area too, but of course it does better at the coast.

  5. Ok I figured it out. I did a Google lens search of your photo and it came up with β€œChilean sea fig” ! Then I looked up portulaca and they have more ruffly petals. πŸ˜€

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  7. Ice plants get so beautiful when they all bloom at once. Then poof they are gone, and they look like nothing. It’s so strange. Yours are beautiful.

      • We had them in our yard in California, and they were all over the place. However, ours were less than spectacular because they bloomed at different times rather than a huge show all at the same time. The rest of the time you would think they are a weed.

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  9. Gorgeous pics! Wildflowers… the beauty of finding in them in fascinating settings. These colorful clusters of flowers find the most unique settings to grow to enhance it with a touch of colorful hues.

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I loved finding the flowers on the California coast, and learning they are a type of ice plant. πŸ™‚

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