Posts Tagged ‘ Wildflowers ’

SE Michigan Barn

Barn

Lightdance, August 23, 2011

We were in Ann Arbor last weekend for the 50th reunion of our high school class. Saturday we traveled around the countryside taking pictures of old barns. It was a weekend of antiquing.

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Southern Wild Senna

Senna

Lightdance, August 2, 2011

Texture layer added to the Southern Wild Senna blossoms posted in Radnor Reflections, August 1, 2011.

Flower of the Month

Queen Anne's Lace

Lightdance, July 31, 2011

The month is over today, and the photo looks strangely unlike itself, but here it is. For me, July’s flower is Queen Anne’s Lace, and I’m glad it will be around in August, too. The Photoshop filter, Polar Distortion gave it  the altered look.

White Trillium

Trillium

Lightdance, May 2, 2011

White trillium grows along the path at Longwood Gardens, not far from the red trillium.

Virginia Creeper

Virginia Creeper

PAD December 20, 2010

Virginia Creeper looks a lot like poison ivy, if you don’t count the leaves. LIke poison ivy, it is a winter show-off.

Spinning Goldenrod

Goldenrod Motion Blur

PAD September 22, 2010

I wrote a Three Dog Blog entry yesterday, so I skipped the PAD. Today I had no idea what I was going to post, when my friend Susan’s post came through my Google Reader.  She has a nice motion blur of goldenrod, achieved by zooming her lens as she snapped the shutter. This gave me an idea for today’s PAD, since I was just leaving for a Radnor walk and knew there was plenty of goldenrod in bloom. I didn’t take my heavier camera with a zoom lens, so this motion blur happened by twisting the whole camera during the shutter release.  Thanks Susan!

Pokeweed

Pokeweed

PAD August 17, 2010

Pokeweed berries are a sign of coming fall in Tennessee.  This photo was taken at Radnor Lake.  The background was created of a duplicated image with PS Wave Distort filter applied. Pokeweed is also known as Poke Sallet (southern slang for salad), as the young greens are used in salads, but only after being boiled a couple of times in changes of water. This seems like a lot of trouble and not very appetizing to me, especially because at some point in their maturity the berries, seeds, roots and mature stems and leaves are very poisonous. Also known as Inkweed as the red juice of the berries may be used as ink. Reference: Wildflower of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians, by Horn and Cathcart.