Wandering Camera – Wildflowers

Shooting Star Wildflower Watercolour Painting | Whims And Fancies



Welcome to this month’s Wandering Camera!  A couple of days ago I was plopped on the sofa, balancing my sketchbook, a tiny jar of water, palette, paint and brush on a little board.  While looking out toward the blooming flowers in our modest little flower garden, I was doing a practice sketch of a Shooting Star.  That set the stage for today’s Wandering Camera.


There is an easy mountain trail about a half hour’s drive away from our home.  I love to spot various wildflowers along that trail and photograph them.



Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies




Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies




Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies




Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies




Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies




Northern California Wildflower | Whims And Fancies



As I was taking the photos, I commented on how some of them are growing like weeds.  My husband laughed and pointed out that wildflowers are weeds! 

Weeds are a gardener’s bane, specially the horrible kinds that grow in the flowerbeds.  However, I do voluntarily grow a few wildflower “weeds” in my garden.   Many Thanks to my friend Mary for sharing her Larkspur seeds with me so readily.


I just realised that this post marks a whole year of Wandering Camera.  Last year Wandering Camera Revival started with my sharing photos of these Larkspurs from my garden –


Wandering Camera Revival


Camera And Photography Linky Party | Whims And Fancies


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46 thoughts on “Wandering Camera – Wildflowers

  • Molly June 12, 2019 at 09:06

    Absolutely stunning images


  • Anne June 9, 2019 at 02:48

    I love your photos and I love wildflowers, Your sketch is really pretty too.

  • nessjibberjabberuk June 8, 2019 at 11:33

    Definitely wild flowers and not weeds! What a beautiful selection to come across.

  • Linda Calverley June 7, 2019 at 08:48

    Lovely photos. Some wildflowers or weeds are really beautiful even dandelions.

  • Janine @ Rainbow Hare June 7, 2019 at 02:30

    Your flower photos are beautiful, Soma. I love whatever you are doing to the backgrounds to really showcase the details of the flowers :)

  • Sandra Walker June 6, 2019 at 12:54

    Gorgeous photos, and don’t they just soothe your soul, the glory of the colours?

  • Michelle June 6, 2019 at 11:40

    And thanks for participating in the Creative Compulsions Link Up Party! Your paint sketch is beautiful!

  • Angie June 5, 2019 at 20:36

    Congratulations on your 1-year anniversary of the Wandering Camera revival. A worthy endeavor, indeed! As you know, I am a nut about flowers, so I enjoyed your post very much. I laughed out loud about the “weed” comment. I was on a walk recently with a very good friend of mine, and while she focused on the weeds that needed to be eradicated (she is a rancher). I focused on the wildflowers. And sometimes, they were the same plant!

  • Andrée G Faubert June 5, 2019 at 19:34

    Congratulations on one year of Wondering Camera. I always look forward to it – to see what you have made and what your readers have linked up with. It’s always a pleasure.

  • betty - NZ June 5, 2019 at 15:36

    Wild flowers are so intriguing with their various shapes and textures and colors.

    I’m so glad you are a part of ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!

  • Carol June 5, 2019 at 03:37

    Beautiful flowers!

  • NatureFootstep PhotoArt June 5, 2019 at 02:26

    love the watercolor flower and all of the others. Lovely photography :)

  • Photo Cache June 4, 2019 at 12:40

    Your captures are so fantastic!!!!

  • Jenna - Northernbird84 June 4, 2019 at 12:30

    Beautiful flowers. I’ve developed an obsession for photographing flowers recently. My Instagram feed is full of blooms. #sundaysnap xxx

  • A ShutterBug Explores June 4, 2019 at 07:22

    Lovely artwork and beautiful photography ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  • Jackie June 4, 2019 at 06:19

    So talented!

  • Lady Fi June 3, 2019 at 21:39

    How very beautiful!

  • Alan Bates June 3, 2019 at 19:47

    Your wildflower photos are wonderful. I loved your comment about wildflowers and weeds. My dad was in the Forest Service in the west when I was a kid and had degree in range management. He was firmly on the side of wildflowers being weeds. Except in our own yard where his motto was “If it is green then it is good.”
    Have a great week!!

  • Susan Mann June 3, 2019 at 06:54

    Those flowers are stunning. So delicate and such pretty colours xx #sundaysnap

  • Lydia C. Lee June 2, 2019 at 14:15

    Great flower shots. Lovely

  • Sarah MumofThree World June 2, 2019 at 08:29

    Beautiful photos! Weeds are just wildflowers growing in the wrong place!
    Popping over from Sunday Snap.

  • Archie The Wonder Dog June 1, 2019 at 09:08

    What beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for linking up to the monthly furtle!

  • Kaja May 31, 2019 at 23:35

    Lovely shots! I think the line between flower and weed can be a very fine one. Mostly I am relaxed about things self-seeding/spreading in my garden, as long as their flowers are pretty enough.

  • Beth May 31, 2019 at 22:01

    Your drawings and photos are exquisite in their beautiful simplicity.

  • Peter B. May 31, 2019 at 11:08

    Spectacular macro shots! I’m not much of a flower photographer, but we’ve been getting so many great blooms this year I find myself taking more and more wildflower (or are they weeds??) shots!!

  • Linda Kunsman May 31, 2019 at 09:40

    gorgeous shots of the flowers!! Happy PPF!

  • Sirkkis May 31, 2019 at 09:34

    Lovely photos, thank you for sharing

  • DawnyK May 31, 2019 at 07:54

    Oh so lovely! Thanks so sharing this wonderful flora with us!!!

  • Christine May 31, 2019 at 04:16

    Beautiful sketch and your flower photos are amazing!

  • Jennifer Jilks May 31, 2019 at 04:15

    Such inspiration! Congratulations on the year.
    My hubby says that gardening is 90% weeding, removing stuff you don’t want there. I have twitch grass, otherwise I love the flowering stuff. I don’t weed the wildflowers.

  • Sue Palmer May 31, 2019 at 02:28

    Beautiful flowers, love the blue one with the white centre. Your macro photos are stunning. Love your painting too.

  • Valerie-Jael May 31, 2019 at 00:39

    Beautiful flowers. I have a little balcony garden, and welcome all flowers, wild or cultivated. Happy PPF, Valerie

  • Jutta Kupke May 31, 2019 at 00:31

    I’ve only recently discovered their challenge and posted 2 posts.
    I would like to participate monthly now.
    Your photos are magical!
    Thanks for linking and best regards from Germany

  • Kim May 30, 2019 at 23:58

    I have always considered weeds are only weeds if you don’t like them. There are a few weeds with pretty flowers in my garden and they are here to stay. Your photos of the wildflowers are sublime, Soma. How on earth do you perform your magic?? Love the watercolour painting too.

  • Tra Italia e Finlandia May 30, 2019 at 23:35

    What a nice series!

  • riitta k May 30, 2019 at 23:30

    Your sketch is stunning, so are your flower macros <3

  • Frédérique May 30, 2019 at 23:27

    Beautiful photos, these wilflowers are so neat!

  • Mascha May 30, 2019 at 21:31

    Intriguing photos of lovely small flowers! Wild flowers are the best for the bees.
    Thanks for our monthly work and hosting Wandering Camera.
    Greetings from Germany :)

  • Lady Fi May 30, 2019 at 21:25

    Such beauty!

  • Sheryl May 30, 2019 at 20:39

    Hi Soma such pretty flowers love the colours,happy first blogaversary and may there be many more my friend xx

  • Susan May 30, 2019 at 19:09

    Beautiful pictures. All these are flowers, not weeds. When they are not the flowers we want in our gardens we call them weeds. Wild flowers are aptly named. They are wild, not cultivated. And yes, I have some “obnoxious plants” in my garden that I pull out on a continual basis. I have enjoyed looking at all your photography through your wandering camera.

  • Mary May 30, 2019 at 16:33

    The flowers are so pretty. That first one looks as though it has to be fake with that perfect bead of pearls in the center. Your painted one is gorgeous too. Those colors are incredible. You have such an eye for detail.

  • BillieBee May 30, 2019 at 12:00

    Love your photo garden and your own design.

  • Dixie May 30, 2019 at 10:44

    So many wildflowers are not only beautiful but delicate as well.
    Great pictures! I am pleased to see your wildflower painting too!

  • Calendula May 30, 2019 at 01:01

    Beautiful blossoms!
    Thanks for hosting Wandering Camera!

  • Michelle May 29, 2019 at 23:35

    The wildflowers are so lovely!

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