04/20/10 - Bachelor Buttons
Shot on NC 200 about 20 miles North of Monroe. I saw them on the way into town on Saturday but was out of time to stop. So, on the way out of town yesterday, I was determined to find a spot to pull over and take some pics. They were only growing in a small 3 miles stretch of road, and many of the spots were on a curve, no wide shoulder or otherwise safe place to pull over. Finally I found a spot and on top of the bachelor buttons, there were these yellow flowers in the field too. Wheat growing around them both, I was able to snap quite a few pics as the boys entertained themselves with their DVD. I have some shots with the bachelor buttons set against just green and some with the background more a yellow blur vs. retaining some of the yellow flower detail like this shot does. What a joy to find, see, and take pics of.
Thanks to those of you that stopped by to view my pics over the weekend and to leave comments and say hi. I really appreciate your support. I only got about 30 minutes a day at the computer due to all I was trying to accomplish at Dad's house while I was there. I can be content about what I did, but much more to do like find someone to blow the roof, clean the gutters, and power wash the front and back porches and windows. I will start churning through the pile of paperwork I brought back with me too.
Dad continues to improve each day. He wants to come home immediately. We, me and 4 of the rehab facility people, talked him into being patient another week (or two). Trying to set up some help at the house for him so coming home might work.
So much to do. Where to begin?!?