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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday Stills "yellow"

   
We have always called these "prairie sweetpeas". I am not sure what the correct name is for them. They bloom the first couple of weeks of June each year.

The yellow in this photo is the markings on one of the legs of the railroad bridge at Medora, North Dakota.This photo was taken two weeks ago before the Little Missouri River finally crested several days later. The river crested at 20.47 inches which was just short of the record of 20.50 inches. The Little Missouri's water level has dropped considerably. While, the "big" Missouri here in North Dakota is still rising and causing much damage.

7 comments:

Shirley said...

Good to hear that some of the water levels are subsiding.
I call those yellow flowers buffalo beans; it's latin name is thermopsis and it is poisonous to horses, cattle and people.

June said...

It occurs to me, after perusing this post and Shirley's comment, that there is a good reason that yellow is the color for CAUTION.

edprescott said...

great shots..:-)

Brenda said...

just love the first photo, with the sky in the background. Hope water levels go down everywhere soon, but they're saying that may not happen for another month!

5 Starr's Farm said...

Your yellow flowers are beautiful, their like our wild sweetpeas in the mountains but their multy colored. The flooding sure bad, if we would have gotten our usual hot weather, with the snow pack we have is would have flooded the valley.
You have a great week.

Lori Skoog said...

Love those prairie sweet peas...beautiful shot.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Excellent photo of the wildflower, we don't have that one here in Minnesota. All I could say is that it is in the Pea Family and it sure is pretty. We have friends in Mandan..they are concerned about the flooding too and it is seeming to go on forever..:(