Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ABC Wednesday--Y

See Mrs. Nesbitt for ABC Wednesday details and participants.

Did you think I couldn't come up with a Y at the mountain? Well, I did and I didn't.

Yarrow does grow in meadows at Mt. Rainier, but it grows in many other places and instead of searching for a picture of it among my hundreds (maybe thousands) of pictures from the park, I took this one in my own Yard. It looks much like this in the meadows anyway, and there I always have to look closely to see if it is Yarrow or Sitka Valerian or one of a couple of other plants.


Checking the index of one of my Mt. Rainier books to see if there is something obvious that I have not thought of, I see Yew. I am not sure if I have a picture of Yew in my collection from the park, but I will not subject you to a picture of the yew in my Yard.

20 comments:

photowannabe said...

Clever use of the letter Y. The yarrow in your yard is lovely.

Greyscale Territory said...

This is so pretty and delicate! I have never seen this flower before!

leslie said...

Great use of Y for today! The plant looks so delicate.

CrazyCath said...

Aw Katney why not? What's wrong with the yew in your yard? Unless it's a ewe... even then it would be cute. ;0)

I love how you manage to stay on your theme. Brilliant Y.I am now eagerly anticipating Z on Mount Rainer... :0)

Dragonstar said...

Yarrow is supposed to be plentiful here, but I find it hard to discover. We have so many other similar flowers, and I never seem to have time to stop and examine them. You're lucky to have something so pretty so close at hand. What about next week?

Aileni said...

A good choice. You mention Yew and I am kicking myself again.

ArneA said...

second Yerrow and you confirmed that I am learning news every wednesday

babooshka said...

Yarrow in your yard is a hatrick of y's. Great choice and lovely to see.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" knew You would come up with something both clever and unusual for "Y"-Wednesday!

Over at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, "Louis" and his Editor Yell at each other both in the text and in the comments...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yarrow grows in my yard too. In fact, it makes my "grass' look green all summer. ;-) I think it's beautiful but wish it weren't so invasive.

Daryl said...

If You could, I know You would have shown us a Yew in Your Yard ...

:-Daryl

me ann my camera said...

Y yarrow is one of my favourite wildflowers!

Andrea said...

It is a pretty flower. Nice choice for your "Y"

AphotoAday said...

Ah yes "y"arrow...   Such a sturdy, attractive, and plentiful plant...   I passed some the other day and thought it would make a good Y, (but I used something else)... Great post, as usual.   Keep 'em coming.

Nydia said...

You always find something sweet in Nature to post about, Katney. This Yarrow is no exception! Cute photo.
Kisses from Nydia.

Kim said...

Very pretty little flowers. Great job.

RuneE said...

I cannot help with your question concerning the Y plants - but it made a good Y post!

starnitesky said...

Yarrow is pretty to look at, I haven't seen any growing around here.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Very very pretty and definitely an awesome choice for the Y letter....

Granny Smith said...

I thought of both yarrow and yew, but had not photographed either of them. This is a lovely photo of yarrow. I'm surprised you didn't choose Yakima!