Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wild grasses

The other day I was out trying to photograph the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher's nest that I recently discovered, hoping to catch either the male or the female at or around the nest. I heard them buzzing about, but they never approached the nest. I thought if I showed no interest in the nest they might come 'round, but alas that did not work. I did, however, get engrossed in all the wild grasses that were growing along the side of the road. There's something about grass that intrigues me. I guess it's the texture, and the way it sways so easily in the breeze...












6 comments:

Shellmo said...

Very, very pretty!!

Kelly said...

...a very artistic study! I'm fascinated by grass also, and you've really captured that flowing feel...

Andy said...

I agree!

Nature As Is said...

Heather nice post. I particularly like the very last post you did. I love the fact that you displayed the grass with different colored backgrounds really eye catching.

Crista

Monika said...

When looking at flowers its hard not to notice the grasses too, isn't it? Too bad they're SO much harder to ID. I love the collage shot a the end.

Heather said...

Shelley - Thank you very much!

Kelly - Thanks, I'm glad the "flowing-ness" came across - sometimes it's hard to capture that.

Andy - Thank you!

Crista - Thanks - I like that last shot, too.

Monika - Yes, it is hard to NOT notice the grasses. I have no idea what any of these grasses are - I wonder if they make grass field guides like the do for flowers? I've never looked. And you know I couldn't resist throwing a collage in there...