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Weeds and Wildflowers

July 28, 2011

As the sun was setting tonight I looked across the street to the empty field and decided I had to walk over with my camera.  Ok, Camera’s.  I took three.  And I spent the next 20 minutes or so taking pictures of weeds and wildflowers.  I am going to go back tomorrow night with Scott so I don’t have to try and do a self portrait.  Because serioulsy, that is awkward.  This was the best I got, mostly because my face isn’t actually in it.  But, the newly blonde hair is, so there’s that.

blonde hair

I think this flower/weed is called Bishop’s lace, but I’m not exactly sure.  I think it is among my very favorite flowers ever.  It is beautiful.

In a field taking pictures of weeds and wildflowers.

This top pic was from my iphone, posted on instagram (my username is pinksuedeshoe if you use it, come find me!)

Instax #11

And this one was from my Instax camera.  Didn’t turn out well… flash and sunsets don’t go together very well.  Now I know.

closeup lacey flower

I think the sun on this one makes it look like it is glowing from the inside, or like it’s going to catch on fire or something.  So so pretty.

dandelion

These  are those giant dandelion weeds, each bloom is about 4 inches across.  And full of wishes.

Make a wish.

I took this picture over my mom’s fence this afternoon, but I thought I’d add it in here too.

Thistle blossom

I also love thistle blossoms.  They are about the worst plant on earth, but so so pretty.

lacey flower

Anyway, it was really fun to hang out in a deserted field (the same one this house is in, a strip mall project that ran out of money or something) and shoot photos for a while.  And it really made me wish I knew more about our camera.  Sigh.

silhouette

OK, that’s probably enough pictures of weeds for the rest of the year, but I think they are just so pretty.  I hope to spend many more sunsets just looking at the beauty around me.  Even if it is in a deserted stripmall project.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 28, 2011 10:26 pm

    Nice !

  2. July 29, 2011 6:40 am

    We call that flower/weed “Queen Anne’s Lace”. I think someone should make a doily design based off of them! Also, I’ve heard of people picking them and putting them in water that has some food coloring in it, and they will soak up the coloring and turn colors.

    Oh, and I’m glad your blonde hair is back.

  3. July 29, 2011 9:15 am

    I grew up with those things growing everywhere, and not once in my childhood did I think they looked nearly as beautiful as you make them look with your photos! It’s amazing how sometimes all you need is a little perspective change! 🙂 Great pics!

  4. July 29, 2011 9:20 am

    Hi Blondie. 😉

    xox

  5. July 29, 2011 3:55 pm

    Oh not pink hair anymore 😦 cool pics. I think weeds are beautiful.

  6. Linda permalink
    July 29, 2011 9:32 pm

    These lacy flowers are called “Qween Anne’s Lace”. They grow wild all over Missouri, I remember picking them as a child. I see them on the side of the road and pick some for a nice centerpiece on the table in a mason jar, they look particularely nice with brown eyed susans.

  7. July 30, 2011 11:48 am

    This is a great post–and I am in LOVE with your art journals. Also, I see you’ve been using your instax!! Well done!!!

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