The Three, No, Four Sisters You may be familiar with the term “the Three Sisters,” staples of Native American gardens: Corn, Beans, Squash. In addition to these three staples in many of these prehistoric gardens […]
Category Archives: Wildflowers
A Morning at the Rachel Carson Reserve
The Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve is one of the jewels of the Crystal Coast. There was a time I’d visit it two even three times a week. Then life got busy and I neglected paddling […]
A Walk in the Woods: Exploring the Croatan National Forest
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a bit of an outdoors enthusiast. Whether on the beach, paddling a river or stream, or out for a stroll in the local woodlands I thoroughly love […]
Black Eyed Susans
I really can’t explain why it is but I really enjoy it when the Blackeyed Susans are blooming. Below are a few recent images of these bright yellow beauties.
Sometimes the “Wrong” Lens is Just Right!
Usually when I want to take close-up photos of plants and flowers I reach from my trusty 100mm macro lens. But recently I decided to play around with doing some close-up work with a wide […]
It Just Wouldn’t be Spring Without…
It just wouldn’t be spring without a least one post with photos of wildflowers! Seriously, “April showers… Spring flowers” and such. It’s a tradition! So not wanting to condemn myself to some bad ju-ju by […]
Fall Approaches, Wild Flowers Fade
Lately the mornings have been a little cool. Not crisp and frosty yet but the hint of autumn is definitely there. With that hint of fall the wildflowers found along the forest service roads are […]
There’s something about Dasies. They make me smile. Sorry but they just do. I was glad to find a few of these lovely little flowers in bloom this afternoon. A simple white and yellow flower […]
Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum)
While out exploring last weekend I came across a small patch of Blue-eyed Grass. A native wild flower of the Carolinas this pretty little flower is a member of the Iris family. I find the […]
Summer’s Last Hold-Outs
I noticed a couple hold-outs from summer while out in the yard today. I couldn’t resist making a couple photos before they disappear till next year.