This gate into an alley way was propped open, giving a different view of both the iron work and the flower box than I often see.
- A single pastel pink rose blossom stood guard in front of a sun dappled wall.
Graveyard at the Unitarian Church in Charleston, SC
November 30, 2019
Two stalks of a purple wildflower were sticking up over the bank of a small pond.
A shifted a bit for another angle. Then I got distracted from taking additional images by a Great Blue Heron making his nest.
In downtown Charleston, SC on the last day of November many of the gardens had blooming roses despite the recent overnight freezing temps.
One lone bee was industriously working this large blossom.
There are several more buds in waiting to occupy the bee if they and he survive this week’s chill.
Spider Lilies, or Swamp Lilies–take your pick. I’ve heard them called both and a Google search finds an overwhelming number of variations on each name.
I do not know if these particular ones naturalized on their own around the swamp or if they were planted. The flowers are short lived, especially in the heat, and it is a delight to spot them in fresh bloom.
October 18, 2019
Swamp Sunflowers put on a great show this fall.
- They popped up all around the swamp I frequent, in large clumps and some singles, like these.
October 18, 2019.
Orange, the color of fall. Maybe the flower is more red, but it sure looks like a fall color scheme.
And a little purple thrown in to keep the butterfly happy.
South Carolina’s Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center is composed of 31 square miles on two barrier islands and include some open fields where these wildflowers were blooming earlier this month.
The field was surrounded by a wet ditch so I didn’t get real close, but a few plants were growing on edge of the dirt roadway.
It was very breezy that day and only a few tenacious insects were flying around. This was good for keeping mosquitoes away but not so good for photographing bouncing blossoms.
An unknown caterpillar was munching his way to the top of this plant.
We had some rain last night which left a few water drops on flowers along the river bank at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Regrettably I did not see the Tree Frog at the time.
Although if I had I probably would have 100 images, not just four or five of a flower I have photographed before.
Facing a new day!