Catching the fleeting scenes of many splendored life with a camera.
'Look closely. The beautiful may be small' — Kant

25 June 2011

Wildflowers and Weeds

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge....
T.Edison

I can’t help it. Every time I set my eyes on a lovely flower or plant — and I find almost all of them interesting — I have to shoot my camera (if I’m carrying it with me) and share their beauty and my excitement with everyone.

Grass spike
Grass spike with a few effects.
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Fluffy grass
Fluffy grass.
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I stumbled upon this flowering bush a couple of months ago while wandering the dunes, but I haven't found out its name yet.

Yellow red-lined wildflowers.
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Pancratium maritimum, orsea daffodil, aka Sand Daffodil, Sand Lily and the Lily of St. Nicholas, is native to the Mediterranean coast and southwestern Europe.
The twisting leaves of this plant always remind me of Moebius strip.

Sea daffodil leaves (Pancratium maritimum)
Sea daffodil leaves (Pancratium maritimum). (by-nc-nd)

Dandelion taraxacum seeds (achenes)
Dandelion taraxacum seeds (achenes).
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Dandelion taraxacum seeds blowing away.
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This beautiful blue purple veined wildflower (Cynoglossum officinale (houndstongue, houndstooth, dog's tongue, gypsy flower, or rats and mice) is a herbaceous plant of the family Boraginaceae, found in most parts of Europe, and also North America where it was accidentally introduced. It can be either annual or biennial, with reddish-purple flowers blooming between May and September. It lives in wet places, waste land and hedges. Herbalists use the plant as a treatment for piles, lung diseases and persistent coughs. Houndstongue ointment is said to cure baldness and be used for sores and ulcers.

violet-purple veined wildflower
Cynoglossum officinale (houndstongue, houndstooth,
dog's tongue, gypsy flower, or rats and mice)
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1 comment:

  1. You have a real eye for the details of life around you, and you capture them very well. I enjoyed your post, as ever.

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