The adventuresome life of a Great Pyrenees/Newfoundland dog in Northwestern Ontario

We’re a bit late today. There’s so much going on here on the Estate this week! Elizabeth and I had to go out this morning to catch up on our wildflower hunt… we almost forgot.   ~:oO=

Here’s what we found blooming this morning:

Although this is called Wild Oregano, it does not really grow wild here. This one has escaped from Kay's garden and grows in patches nearby.

Although this is called Wild Oregano – Origanum vulgare, it does not really grow wild here. This one has escaped from Kay’s garden and grows in patches nearby.

It's pretty, and the two-leggers sometimes eat it. Elizabeth says it isn't the best oregano for flavour, though.

It’s pretty, and the two-leggers sometimes eat it. Elizabeth says it isn’t the best oregano for flavour, though.

There is still plenty of Bladder Campion in bloom.

There is still plenty of Bladder Campion – Silene vulgaris in bloom.

This is Common Fleabane - Erigeron philadelphicus, very similar to the Prairie Fleabane we showed you a few weeks ago, but the leaves are different.

This is Common Fleabane – Erigeron philadelphicus, very similar to the Prairie Fleabane we showed you a few weeks ago, but the leaves are different.

Creeping Bellflower - Campanula rapunculoides is rather lovely right now.

Creeping Bellflower – Campanula rapunculoides is rather lovely right now.

Hereès another kind of tufty purple thistle. This one is Bull Thistle - Cirsium vulgare and very prickly. Elizabeth had to spend some time pulling strands of my wool from this before she took the photo. Two-leggers shouldn't walk through this with bare legs!

Here’s another kind of tufty purple thistle. This one is Bull Thistle – Cirsium vulgare and very prickly. Elizabeth had to spend some time pulling strands of my wool from this before she took the photo. Two-leggers shouldn’t walk through this with bare legs!

This is a new one for Elizabeth. She saw it along Joanne and Al's driveway when she visited them on the weekend, so we went back to take a photo. Field Sagewort - Artemisia campestris

This is a new one for Elizabeth. She saw it along Joanne and Al’s driveway when she visited them on the weekend, so we went back to take a photo. Field Sagewort – Artemisia campestris

It has very strange flowers. Here they are in extreme close-up!

It has very strange flowers. Here they are in extreme close-up!

While we were over there, we saw some Narrow-leaf Hawkweed - Hieracium umbellatum

While we were over there, we saw some Narrow-leaf Hawkweed – Hieracium umbellatum

It's another one of those flowers that looks a bit like Dandelions. I don't eat these ones, though.

It’s another one of those flowers that looks a bit like Dandelions. I don’t eat these ones, though.

Pearly Everlasting - Anaphalis margaritacea is growing everywhere. From a distance, it looks pretty boring.

Pearly Everlasting – Anaphalis margaritacea is growing everywhere. From a distance, it looks pretty boring.

But when you look closely, it's really quite interesting.

But when you look closely, it’s really quite interesting.

But our real find of the morning was several of these Indian Pipes - Monotropa uniflora. We just don't see them very often - probably because they are hard to see unless you are really looking. They are different from most plants in that they don't need light to grow!

Our real find of the morning was several of these Indian Pipes – Monotropa uniflora. We just don’t find them very often – probably because they are hard to see unless you are really looking. They are different from most plants in that they don’t need light to grow!

I hope you didn’t mind the wait. We tried our best to make it worth your while!   ~:o)=

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