Before I started my 365 photoblog in 2012, I never noticed bull thistle, a giant purple thistle wildflower that is part of the sunflower family. Now I see them all over, and think they are pretty cool. Here’s one that hasn’t yet burst open in purple spikes.
Thistles add quite a bit of purple to the native grasses and wildflowers that thrive here in the Midwest. Before I started carrying my camera with me everywhere, I never noticed this particular variety. Now, they’re one of my favorite things to capture. This series was snapped during the “golden hour” while out on a […]
Roughly nine months out of the year, there are beautiful wildflowers in bloom here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA. The purple coneflower may be my favorite of them all. Here is a shot of one in bloom in my backyard garden. You Might Also Enjoy: Butterfly on a Coneflower Purple Coneflower Wordless Wednesday: How Shutterbug Sage Works in the […]
At least I think this is a bluet. After looking through all of the blue, purple, lavender and violet wildflowers in Kansas, a bluet was the closest thing I could find to this flower, although the center of my flower is a bit different than the bluets pictured. These delicate beauties are all over Lake […]
I can’t believe that January is F-I-N-A-L-L-Y over. While time usually feels like it’s flying by, the first month of 2013 feels like it lasted for three months. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the first month of this new 365 project. Here are some of my favorite pics from January (click […]