Friday, May 8, 2009

A Closer Look?...

While experimenting with my camera trying to get some closeup shots I took the following photo. Yes, it's our common "weed" the Dandelion! When you look at it closely it is beautiful! Perhaps we should look more closely at other things around us!

Here is the fresh growth on an evergreen tree at the edge of my lawn...

And the closeup view...

The white Trillium is blooming at the end of my driveway.
And again,... a closer look!

It's been raining for a couple of days now, I wonder what will be blooming when the sun comes out? I will be looking more closely!

17 comments:

montucky said...

You are so right about looking closer. It's incredible what you can see! That's a very nice shot of the Dandelion!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

We've got trillium popping up right now, too! I happen to like when my yard is overrun with Dandelions :)

corin said...

You are so lucky to have a trilium blooming at the end of your driveway. Beautiful shots..what kind of camera?

Robynn's Ravings said...

Cedar, I LOVE your closeups and I LOVE dandelions! Everyone thinks I'm crazy. I even read a post about someone thinking of them as a nemesis. But I'll never forget the day Bo and I went into Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and the sprawling grass was covered in them. We had a ball. I'm like you. I'll take my beauty wherever it finds me and REVEL in it!!! You bring beauty into my life regularly just by being you. XO

Laurie and Chris said...

Great pictures! It is amazing what you see when you get a closer view isn't it?

Leanne said...

I have come via "Living on the edge" I asked some questions about here Ferry post and she answered them on your violets post. Your header photo is fantastic i want to run the the end of that jetty and jump in. I love your close ups your comments on dandelions made me smile. We are in drought conditions so water for the garden is scarce here and the only things that seem to grow are the weeds. My husband who is not a gardener says who made the rules on what is a flower and what is a weed.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great close-ups. I just love trillium.

Gail said...

Beautiful pictures, isn't God's work fantastic? The dandelion is an amazing plant, to bad everyone does not appreciate what it has to offer.
Thank you for sharing a closer look.

alskamom said...

Gorgeous photos, Cedar!
I can't wait until flowers, or even dandelions, start coming up here. :)

itsmynature said...

Very well done. The Dandelion is one of the best cases in point. We are taught to view such wildflowers as weeds to be sprayed, killed, etc. Seldom does anyone look at the flowers long enough to appreciate its beauty. I've seen carpets of dandelions that really look beautiful.

Carole said...

Wow, you are really getting good with that new camera - what a treat for your readers to see your beautiful photos. Hope all your beautiful blooms survived the storm I hear you are getting today up there!

Beth Niquette said...

Oooooooh, oh...these do so fill my eyes! Oh! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos!

((hugs)) I'm really enjoying your blog, my dear!

Beth Niquette said...

I just had to add something here--isn't it amazing that you have Triliums there in New York, and they grow just as thickly in the forests of Oregon?

I love it!

Anne said...

I love that you posted a pic of a dandelion close up... although I have battled my share of the suckers, I've always had a little guilty love of them too.... I think that, close up, they're beautiful. =)

Shellmo said...

Beautiful photos and I agree that the dandelion has its own beauty. I LOVE the evergreens....trees are always my favorite..

The Retired One said...

Hi,
Found your blog from Shelly's "Building a Log Cabin" recommendation...we have our love of nature and pictures in common!
Stop by my blog too at http://myretirementchronicles.blogspot.com

We have a LOT in common! Thanks to Shelly!

I added on as a Follower to your blog. I would love it if you would stop by my blog and if you like it, jump on board too as a Follower!
I loved your Trillium photos, I have been waiting up here for them to come into bloom to take some photos!!

Mountain Woman said...

Oh, what beautiful photos. And, you are right so many things in life deserve a closer look and not just a quick glimpse. Thank you for sharing.