I do not know what this plant is called. I haven’t yet looked it up, either. But I do recognize it now!
DO NOT TOUCH!!
Unsolicited advice: Do not brush up against it with your bare ankle or leg. Do not drag your forearm across it when picking flowers. And definitely do NOT sit on it when taking photos! Actually, avoid sitting on it in any situation 😉
May I present our mutual friend, the sun!
I just liked the interplay of light and shadow and minimal color.
I loved the look of both of the greenbrier photos and really couldn’t choose between them. Here is the second one.
I think it just barely edges out the prior one as my favorite.
Which do you prefer, the one from January 16th or this one from today, January 18th?
Posted in photography Tagged 2013, beauty, greenbrier, leaf, leaves, nature, outdoors, photo, Photograph, Photography, winter
The other day I was out in a very still woods, just walking quietly on a marvelous, soft trail made by my husband and son. I heard leaves crunching, a slight scurrying, a humming/grunting sound…
Then, once the little hummer noticed me, he ran for his hidey-hole. Can you see him? Can you identify him?
We have not been overwhelmed with rain. The soil is still dry and dusty.
Nikon D5100 f/4.5 ISO 800 1/180 sec 5-300@98mm – Summer 2012
But we have had cool enough weather that the dew point was higher than the ambient temperature, resulting in a pleasant silvery mist at dawn.
Posted in photography Tagged 2012, fog, leaf, leaves, mist, nature, outdoors, photo, Photograph, Photography, summer, willow
The sunlight picked out several prematurely orange leaves.
Nikon D5100 f/8 ISO 200 1/250sec 200mm – Summer 2012
Glowingly beautiful in death. Drought thins out the underbrush!
Yes, this is nearly the same shot I posted yesterday. It has the same two friendly oak galls nestled comfortably in the crook of the oak leaf..
Nikon D5100 f/5.6 ISO800 1/250sec 210mm – Summer 2012
But the sun has sprung up and is shining glorious, brilliant light over all our 40 acres, even these two humble galls!
Posted in photography Tagged 2012, gall, galls, leaf, nature, Oak, outdoors, photo, Photograph, Photography, summer, sunrise