04/06/10 - Purple Wisteria
Well, after about 300 shots over 2 days, I'm putting a stake in the ground and picking this one to post as a daily. It's actually one from the first day.
The top 12 are here:
It's not the same thing over and over again...they are all quite different. Some show the huge vine. Others include a neighboring azalea and that pink color. This one has a good view of the 'faces' and the neat dof and background. Still others show the grapelike shape or the massive overall size of the vine. Many ways to photograph this particular flower.
Growing up in NJ, we had a purple wisteria in my backyard. In the summer, I'd sit out in the backyard with my dog, Shawnee, on top of her doghouse and take in the sweet smell and play with the petals. I was fascinated that the flower looked like grapes. It was much the same with the pussy willow nearby,the mimosa near the huge rock in the front yard, and even the milkweed at the corner of the nearby cornfield. My fascination with nature and plants started young with some help from my Dad.
I think the consensus from yesterday was that the flower/tree was a crabapple. Thanks! I really have a need to know what things are and to understand some basic details about them. Thanks for taking time to stop and look and for your comments which brightened my otherwise sad Monday.
Well, I survived the first day back working from home. Time to go into the office and entrench myself even a bit more.
I may not be able to get any decent flower shots for a few days. Seriously, the yellow pollen is coating everything so bad it is just no fun to look at. I blew the back deck early yesterday and then had to blow it again midday so the kids could get in the kiddie pool. You would never have known I'd blown it that morning. It was like a huge yellow dust storm. A necessary part of spring and one which luckily does not cause me allergy issues.