Friday

Snow Caps and Curly Qs - aka Goldenrod

Goldenrod gone to seed. Doesn't it look like a "snow cap"?

I also noticed they they have these neat little curly q's on
the stem.

37 comments:

Meggie said...

The simple beauty of nature! I, too, like goldenrod. Lucky for me I don't have allergies.

Yolanda said...

I like these too.

Salty said...

You nailed it Kerri, it is goldenrod and pretty as can be!

I like your squirrel shot. Of course you didn't realize you had captured his jump. I read once that if you see the action shot in the viewfinder, you missed it. As the mirror and shutter in a DSLR are moving at the instant of capture and the viewfinder goes black.

To answer your question, I do use a tripod as much as possible while wildlife shooting. I also use a cable remote. The remote makes manipulating the tripod much easier as one hand does not need to stay on camera in the firing position.

Dick said...

Simply beautiful, I like the brown colors in this picture.

Old Wom Tigley said...

The picture of the Golden Rod is a cracker... but the names you come up with are far better for winter...

Lara said...

beautiful pictures! you captured the essence of these plants.

Bud Cline said...

My kind of images - I really enjoyed these, Kerri.

Moi said...

those fuzzies and those curls are beautiful......those curls remind me of chocolate shavings...... :)

bonnie said...

You take the most beautiful pictures. They are ELEGANT. I've never seen anyone who expresses a vision the way you do. The other things I see are loneliness, sadness and grace. The pictures make me breathe quietly.

Diane said...

Hi, Kerri! I just found your site via Emery Roth's Today's. I find it interesting to come across another person who has gone thru similar events in one year. I too, have had two major surgeries in 2007 and a couple other minor issues, and have also discovered the camera during my recovery. By chance, I met a wonderful photographer and friend, who offered me the chance to learn more about photography, and something inside me said, "Go for it!" I too, was a worrier, especially about my health, but I find it amazing how all of those worries seem to fade away when you're doing something you love.
I wish you all the best, and will visit again.
BTW- I too, will be 40 in April. Ha!

YesBut said...

Hi Kerri
Great shots - do you use a macro lens?

Max-e said...

Great shots Kerri

CG said...

Very well observed and beautifully captured.

June said...

I love the look of its stem. Nice shots!

quin[tarantino] said...

Those are both great shots.

NYCindividual said...

Cute! Creative title for them!

Dave said...

To read a person's account on the description of a plant such as yours is certainly a treat. Very unique! :-)

DeeMom said...

WOW great pictures

Kekiinani said...

This is a really cool plant. At first I thought it was snow on them. Fooled me!! :) :) Excellent shots. I also enjoyed your squirrel images and browsing thru your other shots! Thanks for the comments on my blog. Have a great weekend. Aloha, Renee :)

Mike said...

Not one single bench in sight? I'm shocked. I love these latest pictures, especially the top one.

Ruth said...

Yes, I love goldenrod too. We have these all over our meadow. They're so different from summer to winter, but just as beautiful in each.

Kate said...

This photo made me sneeze (just kidding!). I love the delicate feel to the photo!

Annie said...

That plant is ubiquitous here in this part of the country. But how many have really looked at it in winter? You, for one. Nice photo, Kerri.

And about that house on my blog today, I don't think you're crazy at all. The roof is good and although all the windows are broken it otherwise looks sound. And the tree is magnificent.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I really love your nature photos, and I'm learning a lot from them as well!!
~Michele~
Rocky Mountain Retreat

RuneE said...

You have a way of taking shots of leaves and flowers and twigs and flowers and.... that is simply amazing!

Paulie said...

I have often wondered what it was and take photos of it too! I thought it was real snow before I read the comments. Oh well, if it were me, everything would be snow covered!

Bob-kat said...

Oh, that is a lovely photo and it *does* look snowy! :)

Thanks for your visit to my blog. Always nice to meet new bloggers.

imac said...

Just catching up here, great shots very clear.

Willard said...

Excellent captures , Kerri!

For some reason I have a soft spot for shots of dead leaves and wildflowers. I guess they make me think of the outdoors and wildlife along with being beautiful in and of themselves.

Sand said...

the detail in these shots are impressive. awesome!

Mary said...

They call Goldenrod a weed but it's the prettiest flower of autumn. You got the best photo, Kerri! In the dead of winter, no doubt.

Me said...

Very cool pictures. I like the way your eye works, the images you find and capture.

Lynette said...

I think that squirrel photo is just perfect, jumping off from something solid with the assurance of a proper landing spot. Wow.

Kerri, I so hope that all will go well for you. Thank goodness your son is fine; my younger one did the same thing when he was in high school, had a bad wreck I mean although he didn't total his car. You really learn what it means to have the floor disappear beneath you.

Thanks so much for your concern for Mama. I'll be back with more news when we know something else.

Jeff B said...

Beautiful Kerri. I love the detail in these shots.

evlahos said...

the beauty of simplicity

MedaM said...

Beautiful photos. I especially like the first one.

Ms. Math said...

The Goldenrod is so cool! The "snow caps" are so pretty and the curly q's on the stem are interesting! You captured this plant wonderfully!

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