The Joy of Summer Wildflowers II


How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold?
Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root,
and in that freedom bold.

~ William Wordsworth

More Summer Wildflowers

For me, summer and wildflowers are synonymous. And one of my favourite things to do is go out for a day to enjoy the wildflower meadows in the foothills and mountains of Kananaskis Country in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. For me, it’s pure bliss.


“In summer, the song sings itself.”

~ William Carlos Williams


The temple bell stops
but the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers.

~ Basho


“To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie
True Poems flee—”

~ Emily Dickinson


 “The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.”

~ Elizabeth Lawrence


“Happiness … not in another place but this place,
not for another hour but this hour.”

~ Walt Whitman




6037129852_c811e541d5_oTo see more summer wildflowers, check out my previous post: The Joy of Summer Wildflowers.





Image Credits:

All photos by madlyinlovewithlife; © 2014 madlyinlovewithlife

14 thoughts on “The Joy of Summer Wildflowers II

  1. What a wonderful series of shots Jeannie…Hard to believe summer is almost over already! :(( It always goes so fast…. Have a great day and weekend :))

  2. Hello Jeannie,
    I was so happy to see more wildflower photos from you. It really must feel like a taste of heaven, to walk in nature :)) As always, your photos are stunning. I also can’t believe it will be September soon…but, autumn is also a lovely season ;) Hope you and your partner are enjoying the weekend!

    • Thank you so much, Takami. It truly is balm for my soul to walk in nature. I appreciate autumn as much as I do summer–I love the way each season has its own mood and beauty. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :))

  3. Talking about pure Bliss, Jeannie… It is pure bliss for us when you share your most superb photographs! I hope on some of the photos you give us amateurs some idea of how you photographed and edited them! Beautiful captures… :-)

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