Thursday, April 9, 2009

Finding beauty in weird places

While photographing roadside wildflowers and waiting for a train to come by I spotted the top of a fencepost supporting the guardrail. I've always loved wood grain, especially since reading Eric Sloane's "A Reverence for Wood." I also find poison oak beautiful in its many stages. This early spring photo was taken when the leaves were particularly moist and toxic, but also beautiful. Last, this little mint, often considered a weed, is especially beautiful. At first I thought it was an orchid it has such a beautiful flower. Then I identified it as henbit deadnettle. Great name. Last, I love fiddleneck, but this one especially enhanced as a rest stop for a grasshopper.

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