A few close-ups for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. Not a lot of color, but spring is on the way!
Rather than searching long and hard, I decided to stick with a simple theme of leaves for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge of Words that Contain the Letter V. My tree pictures a week ago did not include any autumn splendor, so I am making up for it today.
Yellow wildflowers are in full bloom at Big Creek State Park. Scroll through the pictures to see (1) Compass Plants standing tall above Black-eyed Susans, Grayhead Coneflowers, and Oxeye Sunflowers; (2) Grayhead Coneflowers in a field of what looks like Little Bluestem; and (3) Black-eyed Susans in various stages of blooming.
Another response from yesterday’s walk for Cee’s Flower of the Day photo challenge.
I noticed it on my walk this morning along the Neil Smith Trail in Big Creek State Park.
It is not a flower. Or maybe it is.
Whatever it is, it is on the end of a grass of some sort. And it is teeny.
The color caught my eye. Red. On what is clearly a long stalk of grass.
If I’ve set it up right, you should be able to click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge because I think grasses are sometimes just as interesting as flowers, leaves and berries. 😉
UPDATE (7/26/21): My friend Kristy suggested (see comments) this is Side Oats Grama and I think she’s right. So it is a grass which has oat-like seeds along the stem. I’ve learned something new today.