REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, July 25, 2011

Roadside Beauty

I don't even know what this plant is, although I'm sure I could find out with just a little research.(I do not believe it's Queen Anne's Lace because it doesn't match the photos or description in my Field Guide to Wildflowers. Queen Anne's Lace is also called Wild Carrot, and its flowers "unfurl" from a lacy ball.) It's my choice for Lisa's Creative Exchange this week.   The plant is growing in abundance along the mountain highway west of where I live. No doubt, the wet spring has contributed to its proliferation. Late afternoon provided that back-light perspective that I love. (Nelly Nero's Little Green Man action and some Gaussian Blur.)  


Lisa's No Words month of blogging really appeals to me; I only hope that I can take photos that need no explanation.

15 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I think this might be Queen Anne's Lace, but not 100%. Beautiful light here. And I'm all for the no words thing! I always get sad when I come across a post that is too long because I know I don't have time to really read it all. The shorter the better! :)

Bonnie said...

Beautifully edited Evelyn. The plant is Queen Anne's Lace - one of my favorites to photograph.

TexWisGirl said...

queen anne's lace?

Rose Petal Hollow said...

It looks like Queen Anne's Lace. A beautiful wildflower. Is there a dark purple center?
MaryAnn

lisa said...

Definitely looks like Queen Anne's Lace, but if not, no matter, because it is simply gorgeous, as is your photograph of it.
So beautifully done Evelyn!

Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

missing moments said...

Queen Ann's Lace ... always a beauty to photograph. Yours is lovely!

gina said...

Fabulous picture of the Queen Anne's Lace -- the lighting is amazing.

Ashley Sisk said...

That's beautiful - I love how it glows.

Rosie said...

This one definitely doesn't, Evelyn - it's beauty speaks for itself!

Hope said...

lovely lighting..

Life-n-Reflection said...

wow, I love the light! Gorgeous!!

hootnonny said...

Looks like Queen Anne's Lace! Beautiful image. Love the point of view. It's blooming all over here, but it's been so hot I've only thought about shooting it!

olivia said...

i love queen anne's lace! you captured it so beautifully... love everything about this photo!

Henrietta said...

I love to shoot this flower even it is a weed at least here and I don't want it to my yard. They are very beautiful and photogenic. Beautiful capture Evelyn.

Butterbean Row said...

It looks like Queen Anne's Lace to me. Wish you had a shot from above as well to really check it out. You did such a lovely job ...love the pov and processing, Evelyn.