Monday, November 15, 2010

(Day 319) Upon closer inspection ...

Today while I was doing PPP duty (pet poop patrol) I found something a little more aesthetically pleasing than the object(s) of my prime objective. I've noticed that the lenses of my eyes have been sharpened over the past year (no, I still need reading glasses) - it's something I've mentioned in previous posts - and now I see beyond the lawn and objects to be removed from it.

I found a small number of these little yellow flowers, only about 1/2" in diameter, growing in the grass. I'm still learning so I don't know if they're weeds, or desirables. Seems they keep their heads down just low enough to escape the lawnmower's blades, so I'll just leave them be too.

(60mm  f14  1/4 sec  ISO200)

15 comments:

Farmchick said...

Nice macro shot. Glad to hear someone else has the PPP.

teca said...

Are they harmful? So beautiful, so delicate...

Love... ^,^

lisa said...

They are so beautiful and simple that I am going to vote for desirables, definitely! Lovely shot Rick!

Ruth said...

They are pretty cute,let them grow.
Blessings,Ruth

S. Etole said...

pretty little shots of sunshine ...

Dawn said...

Glad you saw them on your "excursion":))

There's a positive in everything right?:))

Rick said...

@Farmchick - thanks; yep, someone has to do it !

@teca - no, I don't think so - thank you. Beijos teca !

@lisa - thank you Lisa; I agree - they'll stay ... unless they take over, of course ;-)

Rick said...

@Ruth - thank you Ruth; they're safe !

@S. Etole - yes, they do resemble the sun, don't they.

@Dawn - ha ha, glad I didn't step on them - the flowers, that is ! A small benefit of the PPP ;-)

darlin said...

Rick, this is a beautiful photo. I have to agree with you, things which I either never noticed or took for granted before I began P365 are amazing. I view things differently, including life. P365 is one of the best things I've chosen to do, I have a continued sense of gratitude in my life and have many WOW moments. I have learned through others here valuable lessons, like your ABC rule... that's one I'll never forget especially when I don't have my camera on hand! You are a gifted photographer Rick and yes I know what you're response is to that... as I smile on this end.

marty said...

c'est une bien jolie fleur ! depuis que je
fais de la photo, que je vois les fleurs et
les insectes de plus près, je fais toujours
attention de ne rien écraser !!! tout est
si beau !!! bisous Rick pour cette nouvelle
semaine qui commence !!

Katherine said...

Well who would have thought that PPP duty would have led you to these pretty little petals!! What dainty little flowers! Nice photo Rick!

Leovi said...

Precious yellow tones.

Leslie said...

Rick, these flowers grow around our neighborhood pond as well. I think they will grow into small bushes if left unmowed, as I've seen them growing 3-4 ft high at a local park. It may be Broom weed, which is also a host plant for butterflies. Here's a link if you're interested:

Broom weed

Rick said...

@darlin - you know even better than I do (you're in year 2) what a challenge a P365 is. But the rewards have far outweighed the mental challenge of finding interesting subjects each and every day for a year. I agree with all your points. Thanks again Darlene ! (I'm smiling too !)

@marty - thank you marty; I agree - it's very important to preserve the beauty that is around us (I might draw the line at caterpillars that eat my stuff !). Bisous pour toi !

@Katherine - a silver lining no doubt ;-) Thanks Katherine !

Rick said...

@Leovi - thank you Leovi !

@Leslie - thanks Leslie for identifying them ! I checked out that link (beautiful photography there too) - these seem to be lovely flowers and attract butterflies, but those seeds look mighty nasty (we've found a few others like that here already too). Maybe I should 'rescue' one and plant it where it won't get cut - just so we attract butterflies. I'll have to look to you to be our resident expert !