The top picture is of a wildflower called Butterfly Milkweed it's blooming right now in the prairie in our backyard, my oldest son planted the prairie for us. He works for a company called Prairie Restorations out of Princeton MN. This is there website if you are interested in having a wildflower prairie planted in your yard.
I just LOVE this saying "May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers". Wouldn't that be GREAT! This table is in my front yard it's one of my favorite spots to site an relax outside. My Mom and I named it "OUR" spot. I'm working on lots of new dollies so be looking out for new pictures when they are finished. Gotta get to work now!