17 April 2011

You know I love macro


Blue lettuce (Lactuca tatarica) from the kitchen garden, Magdalena, NM
 I was going to take a day off from blogging to garden and think about concrete actions I might take about the political stuff I ranted about yesterday, but I couldn't resist joining my blogging friends who are sharing their beautiful macro/close-up photos today as part of the "I Heart Macro" blog hop that Lori at Studio Waterstone is hosting. Lori's lovely blog is new to me, and I'm glad to see another person who digs jewelry making and photography, and dedicates her blog to both without worrying (as far as I can tell from her posts) about not having a "single-purpose" blog. My contribution to the blog hop captures the simple blossom of a wild blue lettuce gone to flower; it's not terribly noticeable or remarkable until those delicate blue stamens come into view through the macro filter. This is why I let some of my greens and herbs bolt and flower, then go to seed; many of my favorite photos have come from my and a friend's kitchen garden. Speaking of which, it's time to finish the drip system for my new asparagus bed...

10 comments:

Linnea said...

Very pretty!

Laura Twiford said...

Beautiful shot and I have to tell you, the butterfly bush shot at the top caught my eye immediatley!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Oh wow! I love those blue stamens - gorgeous photo!

Lorelei Eurto said...

Stunning!! One of my favorites!

Mellisa said...

Wow, really stunning! I love how the stamen curve like little fish hooks at the ends :)

Lois Moon said...

Drop dead gorgeous. I wish I took this pic and had that flower in my yard!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Lovely flower! Very pretty blue and so curly. Great macro shot!

Annette said...

I love the color! Beautiful shot!

Jenni said...

I love that color and detail.I also am going to look up that plant, I have never heard of it! Is it local to your region?
Jenni

Jen V. said...

Flippin' gorgeous!!! I'm a big fan of the multi-purpose blog, too. Hope you gots lots of work done in the garden!!
Jen