Friday, March 19, 2010

Buttercups: someone's got to be first

Although they are not my favorite flower, per se, I do find myself photographing them the most and even writing about them as much as any other flower (click here for example). I'd be remiss if I didn't point them out the moment they start flowering. You don't hear me chronicling the side flowered mitreworts (Mitella breweri) first bloom, though.Sagebrush buttercups (Ranunculus glaberrimus) are, if nothing else, the first flowers to bloom in the spring, and these little flowers start the annual progression of flowers until October or November in our garden.
Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful flowers, and a fine plant in your garden, but they are not as my wife would say, "all that and a bag of chips". So what is "all that and a bag of chips?" June's new sweater. Our cat, June, has a new haircut (the lion cut) and a new spring wardrobe.


  1. Oh dear. I'm afraid your cat looks a bit disappointed in his new hairdo.

    Christine in Alaska

  2. Cat looking cute, Victoria thats not fair you should tell..
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  3. I was also hooked by these photos. Really lovely! I still don't have buttercups in my garden and would love to have it..:)

  4. Christine and Victoria, thanks for your comments. Yes, June is happy, with both her haircut and sweater. She is happy now that is- June has had a really tough life, she was abused and neglected for 8 years. Maybe I'll write a post about her!
    Thanks again Victoria for following my blog and all your comments!