Friday, April 27, 2007

Crimson Clover


















A lush field of crimson clover repeats its appearance each year in this large
field near the city limits.


Against a blue sky and wispy white clouds, the result has an almost patriotic appeal.

6 comments:

Victoria said...

What a beautiful field.

isabella said...

But we are missing the stars ;-)

RamblingRound said...

Ummmm. Yes, stars are missing! Now if I can just find a flag to plant in that field!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Red clover has a different name up here but for the life of me I cannot remember it. I raise or grow little white Dutch clover in my yard and have for 44 years. I did it originally for the rabbits who love it in all its forms and also for the honey bees as they pollinated it and used it as a source to make their honey. But the honey bee decline has hurt the clover as it now depends other insects for pollination and it doesn't get pollinated like the honey bees pollinated it.

I like the fields of clover.

And thank you for coming over to my blog and commenting. I do appreciate it a lot.

RamblingRound said...

Hello Abraham. One of the interesting things I have discovered on DPB is the various local names for plants and flowers. What we call Dutch Iris is known as Japanese Iris elsewhere. As for the crimson clover, perhaps it got its name here from the Alabama Crimson Tide!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Thanks for stopping by NYCDP.

I have seen those flowers before and didn't know the name. Now I do. Thanks.