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Minutiae. April 19, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, macro photos.
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Some little things which had the poor judgment to cross my path today.

Common club moss, here topped with its Spring fertile hats and drenched with morning dew:

Pussy Toes, along the road:

That’s a quarter inch of pristine complexity.

A clump of violets, the local wild kind:

Early saxifrage, clinging to a roadcut on the drive home.

And a little red Columbine, considering whether or not to unfurl its crown at this early date:

Things have popped early this year, and risk being taken down by a cold snap.

Meanwhile, I’m happy to share them with you.

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1. susan - April 19, 2010

I’m sure they were all very happy you stopped by to pay attention to them.

Did you know Earth went millions of years without flowers? There’s no real reason for them to exist except for beauty’s sake.

2. Mirage - April 20, 2010

Beautiful macros, love the minimalist approach!

The photo below (your rt post) is very surrealist…love it!

3. Hootin' Anni - April 20, 2010

So, so beautiful….each and every photo!!

My Ruby Tuesday? I’ve Got Crabs Do stop by if you get a chance. Have a great day.

4. magicalmysticalteacher - April 20, 2010

Cowering near stone,
one diffident columbine
droops its crimson head.

My red buds

5. Paul in ABQ - April 20, 2010

Nice haiku, magicalmysticalteacher. Awesome photos, Ralph. Thanks for helping us all learn to see the world around us.

6. jomegat - April 20, 2010

I see you got your pussytoes early too! I’ll hafta be on the lookout for the columbine. Another early one here in NH is hobblebush – a friend of mine brought in a blossom for id. When he described it to me last week I dismissed hobblebush as a possibility thinking it was “too early”, but that is absolutely what it is.

7. littlebangtheory - April 20, 2010

Thank you all, and yes Paul, MMT has The Knack!

jomegat, I think we have hobblebush raging here and now, though I’ll confirm that with the more detailed internet description of its complex flowers.


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