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Chickory. August 9, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, macro photos.

A common roadside weed in Western Masschusetts, tall and wispy, and in summer laced with simple blue blossoms:

Easy to miss from a passing car, harder to ignore as you walk among them, irresistible if you’re a bee:



1. DCup - August 9, 2008

That second picture is amazing! Those stamens (?) look like little burnt down candle wicks!

2. littlebangtheory - August 9, 2008

Yeah, but they’re like fresh fruit to the bees 😆

Thanks 😉

3. susan - August 9, 2008

Lovely, and interestingly enough these look very much like the cornflowers I remember from southern Ontario.

all the best

4. kkryno - August 10, 2008

We have those little beauties in Alaska, however I haven’t heard the local name for them yet (And they have one, trust me! Alaskans believe that EVERYTHING originated here.) They are lovely and delicate. When I lived in Colorado, I fell in love with them there. Maybe they are called cornflower here as well, like Susan’s Canadian version. I can’t bare to call them a weed. Wild works, though.

5. sherry - August 10, 2008

oh how wonderful!

6. Tengrain - August 10, 2008

I’m so glad you bought that camera. I’m stunned.



7. Bobbie - August 11, 2008

So very beautiful! Wonderful pictures!

8. FranIAm - August 11, 2008

You are killing me – this is sublime, sensual. Gorgeous.

9. littlebangtheory - August 12, 2008

Purdy, too! 😆 Thank you kindly, my friends.

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