Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Stills - Wildflowers

Now that I have completed my final assignments for Photography 68, I can return to the things which I love - actually capturing images and sharing those with like minded people!

I am back to Sunday Stills, hoping to be able to look at and comment on all the participants.

This week is Wild Flowers, and all images were taken yesterday on Croak Rd., a frontage road that is little used these days, and resplendent with weeds that make me sneeze, but have interesting flowers.
Mustard seed fields cover the surrounding hills:
Close up, and between sneezes:
Another flower that grows within the mustard:
These grew behind my house as a kid, and the spikes on the stems and leaves are NASTY!
The rest of these were all in one small area, and I think the result of some neighbor dumping one of those wildflower cans along the barbed wire fence.


12 comments:

Kiki said...

Wow..your photos..are so wonderful... meditative, stunning and beautiful! Gorgeous series!
Kiki~

The Wife said...

Nice job! This time of year, I never know what is a weed or a wildflower! I don't care though.

gigi said...

Wow! I love them all but that single purple just stands out to me!

Ed said...

Great shots, welcome back..:-)

flowerweaver said...

That last one is a clover, and the one that scratched you as a child looks like Canadian Thistle. Nice selection!

dibear said...

Great shots! I love what Mother Nature gives us. :)

chloephotography said...

very pretty selections, welcome back

theegggather said...

Beautiful shots.

Sandy said...

I think that prickly purple one is what we call thistles. It makes a very unique photo! All of your photos especially the closeups are very good! I enjoyed all the flowers!

From the Heart of Texas

Janice said...

Very nice, who knew weeds could be so pretty. A couple of those are on our noxious weed list...very hard to get rid of.

Sarah said...

pretty pretty flowers! I love the combination of yellow and purple, and you have all shades! I know that thistle is sharp and spiny, but doesn't it make a neat picture with its sharp angles and soft petals?

CTG Ponies said...

Very cool! The thistle is really pretty but not fun plants to have invading your garden.