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Grass Widow


Grass Widow
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 100mm f/2.8MacroĜ58
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildflowers of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-12 1:36
Viewed: 3585
Points: 10
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These early Spring wildflowers did not seem to be bothered by our recent snow fall. There were many of them bloom

Olsynium douglasii (Sisyrinchium), common name: Grass Widow.

There were quite a few blooming in the Tom McCall Nature Reserve at Rowena Crest.

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The blooms look visibly stressed under snowy conditions. Still they hold on, insisting on heralding the onset of spring.
Nature's resilience fills me with a sense of wonder.
Great picture, Julie. TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-12 4:52]

Hi Julie, what a lovely image here. The flowers look so good growing through the snow - hurrah, winter is ending for you!
TFS, Janice

I'm glad I looked at your photo before posting, you chose the exact same flower grouping as I did to post first. I'll have to wait a few days I guess :-) This grouping looks very well balanced to me and your new camera does a great job. Well done.

This is a nice shot of these beauties. I see we were both out and about yesterday due to our recent unusual heavy snowfall. We went snowshoeing in the Cascades and I had fun with my camera too! How do you like your new canon? I am still camera searching...it will probably be Canon but I am baffled by lenses. There are so many! Any advice?

Hi Julie,
I love this wonderful flowers, the colour is beautiful. I also had this theme today - hoping spring will come soon ;-)
Thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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