First Wednesday of the month means it is Close-Up or Macro Day for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. These were all taken during July 2022 in Billings, Montana.
My favorite picture from my field trip to Zoo Montana / Yellowstone Arboretum on Friday, July 21, 2022.
Posted in Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.
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.
Sunflowers to brighten your day!
Just three of the 100+ pictures I took this morning. Grateful for a digital camera, the tools to find the sunflower field at Badger Creek State Recreation Area (Van Meter, Iowa), and the time to enjoy taking pictures.
Tagging as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day photography challenge.
Since I was nearly in the neighborhood, I stopped by the Des Moines Rose Garden this morning (July 1, 2021) to see if there were any roses still in bloom. There were!
These are my favorite pictures of the day. Each shows a cluster of roses at different stages of blooming. Isn’t that how life is? From just beginning to nearly the end, each stage has its own beauty and, at its best, is connected to others.
Have you stopped to smell any roses lately?
Cee – the Cee of Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – has multiple photography challenges. Since this is all flowers, I’m including it in her Flower of the Day challenge.
The center of this flower glowed yellow in the bright afternoon sun.
Posted in response to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.
Much to my surprise the flash went off when I took this picture and I figured it would be a throw-away. But I rather like it just the way it came out – no editing!
Is it brown or deep red? Is it a Velvet Queen variety or a Moulin Rouge? Or something else? How long have brownish sunflowers been a thing?
Posted in response to Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) photo challenge.
Posted in response to Cee’s Flower of the Day.