Monday, May 18, 2015

Carpets of Floral Beauty

Everywhere I walked on Sunday, I found floral carpets spread at my feet.

In Congress Park in the center of Saratoga Springs, the bright shiny blooms of Creeping Buttercups and the tiny purple flowers of Ground Ivy spangled the grass.

Near the sidewalk abutting a vacant lot, these royal-blue Corn Speedwells filled every inch of a gravelly strip and lifted their tiny faces to the sunny sky.

Out at Yaddo, the artists' retreat on the outskirts of Saratoga Springs, the famous formal rose gardens there were far less spectacular than the masses of Common Blue Violets that carpeted the banks beneath the pergola.

A closer view of the violets' deep-purple gorgeousness.

On the Warren County side of the Hudson River, Moreau Lake State Park provides hiking trails that follow an old service road.  When I walked there on Sunday afternoon, I was glad no one drives on this road very often, so that these masses of tiny Bluets can grow to their hearts' content.  And grow they certainly do!

Just LOOK at them!  Could anything be more lovely?

Oh, maybe these tiny Sweet White Violets are just as pretty.  Especially when they grow in such amazing abundance!

1 comment:

The Furry Gnome said...

You caught a lot of beautiful flower carpets!