Monday, October 15, 2012

Macro Monday @ the preserve


The paths in Robinson Preserve are lined with these yellow flowers, I am not sure if the flowers close and make these pods or if the pods make the flowers. but they sure were beautiful.

UPDATE...Peanut Recall, added 500 products. CHECK HERE


UPDATE from Mamabug comment. these plants are called Rattlebox and these are Shake Shake and are on the Florida invasive plants.... so not desirable, but they are pretty


So much beauty, so little time




34 comments:

Susannah said...

I think I've got my "groove" on but I'm too tired to get up and "shake my bootie"!

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Betty Manousos said...

these are all terrific shots!
it's really hard to pick a favourite.
thanks for brightening my day!

Betty Manousos said...

...what susannah said;)

Declan said...

Great pictures! Deccy x

crafty cat corner said...

Hi Sandra
We both woke up grumpy this morning, but I have just played your song and it has got me thinking....
What a lovely song and yes, there is beauty in the world but too much media bad news does its best to get us all down.
Just what I needed to get me out of grumpy mood
thanks, thanks, thanks.
Briony
x

Deb said...

That is so true ! There is beauty in the world if you just take the time to look...great song

diane b said...

There is beauty in the simplistic things.

Catherine said...

I like the colors in your photos today! And I like your header ~ very Halloween-y! :)
xo Catherine

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

LOVE macro shots!!!

But! Since they are down-deep and of teeny-tiny-bits... I want to call them "MICRO" shots. -sigh-

"Auntie"

Mamabug said...

your beautiful yellow flowers are called Rattlebox and those are the seed pods. don't handle the seeds inside as they are poisonous.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

-chuckle- Don't have any idea what that "green thing" is, hanging above that porch, in town! :-)

We'll have to take another swing by and get a closer look!!! A fun challenge! :-)

"Auntie"

TexWisGirl said...

i love the grasses. :)

Remington said...

Great shots and I love your new header!

Gail said...

Cool pictures. The first one seems familiar but cannot name it.

The grasses were amazing. It's wonderful how one word, grasses, can cover so many beautiful species.

photowannabe said...

Love that name...rattleboxes.
Too bad they are invasive and the innards are poisonous.
Thanks for the video clip too.
Good stuff for starting the day.

Madi and Mom said...

Well dang those purrty flowers are invasive. too bad. We wonder why is it weeds and invasive plants are often purrty?
hugs Madi and Mom

Rebecca said...

Looks like you had some great light atthe preserve. Those yellow flowers...I have no idea what they are but they remind me of sweet peas that bloom here in the spring. But those are usually shades of blue and purple.

LC said...

Hey! Just catching up after 9-day travels and have to say your latest Autumn header gave me a laugh. Mad Snapper right up there with the "punkin' heads"!

And the Bible verse is a fav of mine.

Unfortunately, those invasive species, even the pretty ones, can take over and crowd out native plants and animals.

Amy Burzese said...

Yep, beauty in the small simple things. You just gotta look.

Michaele said...

You can make the simplest of plants intrigueing and interesting. And yes - there is beauty in the world : )

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beauty is everywhere. It is too bad that some of these plants are invasive,but the beauty still remains the same. May as well enjoy them,seeing they are around any way.

EM Illustrator said...

Interesting plants - I like the ones with the yellow flowers...great macros. Have a great day!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's quite sad that so many pretty plants are also invasive.

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful photos, Sandra!! Love Macro. :-)

Ann said...

Love all the shots. Those are pretty yellow flowers even if they are invasive.
I liked the video.

Dee said...

Hey you got my toes a tapping. Love Macy Gray.....and yowee on the recall. Scary! Your photography skills can even make invasive beautiful.:)

Scott said...

Yeh, some of my favorite plants to shoot around here are of the not-wanted invasive variety. Nice job on these though.

SweetMarie said...

Pretty photos! I love nature and there is beauty everywhere. Remember that post I had from a gas station? I was taking pics while son was vacuuming the car. Beauty is everywhere. :)
I didn't know about the peanut recall. Thank you!
Hugs!

Chatty Crone said...

First of all who is that gal? I am moving and grooving. Did you redo your whole blog layout? Looks great. And your photos are wonderful. Love the pumpkin in the header.

Stop and smell the flowers!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Pretty yellow flowers and I love the light in the second shot, and the last one is my favorite. Great job!

marie said...

Thanks for visiting me today. It was so nice of Ann to feature me on her blog!
Thanks for the recall tip too!

Liz said...

Beauty in the simple things! I love finding that myself!

Rose said...

Love Macy Gray's voice...always have. I think I would listen whether I liked the song or not sometimes.