Monday, August 2, 2010

(Day 214) Blowin' in the wind

I've dabbled in gardening for many years - both the veggie and flower kinds. As with all gardeners, I've had my struggles with weeds, and ... crabgrass! Now, I've planted annuals and perennials, and shrubs, and even a few trees in the flower gardens. But the one thing I can honestly say I've never deliberately planted in a garden is grass!

Well I guess I have to start thinking outside my preconceived notions of what belongs in a garden. As I wandered around outside late this afternoon, after the daily torrential downpour, I found this ornamental grass being blown around by the remnants of the thunderstorm. In between the gusts I was able to make a few photos and I liked this one best. Perhaps I'll even go out and buy some grass for my gardens one of these days.

(18-55mm  f7.1  1/160 sec  ISO800)

23 comments:

teca said...

The simplicity that charms ...

Kisses.

Rick said...

@teca - yes, pleasure in simple things. Beijos!

Luuuuuua said...

foarte interesant blog,felicitari

Riet said...

Mooie foto Rick.Wij waren een paar dagen weg dus ben laat met mijn reacties.
Groeten

CarreraCaballo said...

Beautiful photo . . . And by judging your close ups I think you must have a beautiful garden :-)

Why don't you post a panorama photo of your garden?

Greetz,

Joseph

Rick said...

@Luuuuuua - va multumesc pentru vizita, si comentariile dumneavoastra. Thank you!

Rick said...

@Riet - dank je wel Riet; ik hoop dat jullie een mooie tijd hebben gehad.

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - thank you Joseph; personally I prefer the detail that close-ups reveal, but I will consider a panorama for the future - will give me an opportunity to experiment with stitching s/w which came with my camera - have never tried it.

CarreraCaballo said...

Here you go, always a reason to try out something new ;-)

Greetz,

Joseph

S. Etole said...

Grasses add a lot of interest ... especially in a breeze.

joey said...

Don't grow grasses (except in occasional containers) but love them ... nice shot, Rick!

marty said...

all your last shots are so beautiful -
Love this one too !

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Ornamental grasses are very pretty,as this picture shows.
Blessings,Ruth

imac said...

Its amazing how a shot of grass can look so beautiful - you have captured the sway and coloures so well Rick.

chasity said...

the ornamental grasses are one of the favorite things in my garden....they are soooo easy.
you should definitely get some.
but use a saw to cut them back in spring...not by hand!

beautiful capture.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - I looked at them again today - it was very calm - and they stood straight up; think I preferred them in the breeze. Thanks Susan.

Rick said...

@joey - I may have to try them now. Thank you joey.

Rick said...

@marty - thanks for stopping by and your positive comments marty. Have a lovely Wednesday.

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thank you Ruth; I'm becoming convinced.

Rick said...

@imac - if someone had told me, I wouldn't have believed grass could look good, unless it was a manicured lawn. Thanks mac!

Rick said...

@chasity - thank you Chas. I think I'll try some next spring; thanks for the tip about using a saw - I wouldn't have thought of that.

darlin said...

Amazing how grass can add to some gardens and make it look so beautiful and you captured it stunningly once again! If you do grow ornamental grass please do let me know how that works for you and I agree with Joseph about the panorama shot.

Rick said...

@darlin - nice to see you back; hope the move went well - will have to check your blog; thanks for your comments. I'll let you know when I plant some how it works out.