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Easing Into Summer. June 28, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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So the Solstice came and went, and it still doesn’t feel like summer here – it’s been raining for most of the past three weeks, and it’s too cool yet for swimming or going around bare-footed.

But the seasons are indeed changing.  The woodland wildflowers, so prevalent in spring, have faded into memory, and the blossoms of summer populate the fields and roadsides.

It makes for easy shooting, with our roadside fields and meadows providing as much color as the most inaccessible of spots might.

So here are some lazy shots from local roadsides, heavy on the wildflower mix and light on context.

The Mix:

Windsor roadside

Daisies, red clover and yellow hawkweed dominate this aggregation of blooms.

More of the same, but heavy on the  orange hawkweed:

roadside in orange

Ragged Robin and orange hawkweed add flecks of color to this cloud of tiny white flowers:

more wooden guardrail

…which I don’t know the name of.  My Audubon guide has several near-matches, but no clear identification.

And lastly, a cluster of white yarrow is offset by a few dianthus:

yarrow and dianthus

Just thought I’d share these before they hit the Recycle Bin – my ‘puterbox is so crammed full of this stuff that it no longer wants to take my downloads!


1. Sylvia Kirkwood - June 28, 2009

Exquisite as always! Glad you posted them before you tossed them, I would have hated to miss these — but of course I say that about all of your photos, but it’s still true. Thanks for the beauty!

2. Christina - June 28, 2009

Not summer yet??!!

I’m coming up there. It’s been 100 everyday here in Texas for about forever it seems. Daily conversation in my house:

“Turn on the weather channel so I can see what I’ll be working in tomorrow.”

/turn the channel/

“ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? Jesus H. Christ!”


3. littlebangtheory - June 28, 2009

Sylvia, you’re welcome. You few who have checked out my photos over some period of time provide my impetus for keeping things moving forward, trying to make each season an improvement, or at least a development over the last. I don’t know if I could do it without you, and hope not to find out.

Christina, Hi, how are ya? I’ve been bad, I didn’t write. I’m a bit e-goraphobic, I tend to stay home and hope I communicate something through my photography.

Hey, a cool breeze to ya, and a bit of rain in the mix. Makes the flowers bloom.

4. Lisa - June 28, 2009

So gorgeous. I can almost smell them!

5. littlebangtheory - June 28, 2009

Almost. 😉

6. susan - June 29, 2009

Wonderful pictures as always, LBT. Perhaps you can get an external hard drive to hold the all? I’d hate to think they’re lost.

7. Suzi Riot - June 30, 2009

Pretty pretty!

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