10.02.2013 Nodding Ladies’ Tresses

Here is a lovely little wild orchid (Spiranthes cernua for those who prefer the Latin) that grows in the wet meadow I like to visit in June for the Grass Pinks and Rose Pogonias.  It is a September bloomer and a delightful spike of delicate flowers to find amongst the taller grasses.  The late summer/early fall colors of the meadow make for a pleasing background I think.Nodding-Ladies'-Tresses-090610-1-BlogWe’ll be heading for Acadia Friday morning.  I am not sure how that will go with the park shut down, but there are numerous ways to walk in although Cadillac is probably out of bounds….unless Washington comes to its senses in the next few days but that is highly improbable.  We almost called the trip off for that and the possibility that the entire country might be brought to its knees if this continues and mixes up with the Debt Limit battle soon to come.  There could be a lot of financial pain in the offing.  But in the end we decided not to let those moronic show ponies ruin our vacation.  You never know when the next time will be.

If I get out tomorrow and am lucky I may have one more post before we leave…otherwise see you after the 10th. 🙂


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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18 Responses to 10.02.2013 Nodding Ladies’ Tresses

  1. I always like to see a wild orchid. Very nice, Steve.


  2. One beautiful native orchid. It is a wonderful thing to know that these beauties are still surviving and apparently thriving. The photo is excellent, Steve.

    I really hope that you and Mary Beth have an enjoyable vacation and that somehow you’ll find some areas that you can photograph. When push comes to shove- just photograph the rural scenes that you happen upon. Those should be interesting if you can not get into the park/s.


  3. Lottie Nevin says:

    Have a great trip, Steve and look forwarding to seeing the fruits of your labours on your return. This is a beautiful photograph of the orchid – I love that tiny little droplet of dew coming off it.


  4. Bob Smith says:

    Very nice capture. Love the water droplet addition! Peace.


  5. Andrew says:

    One of your very best, Steve. Morons is too kind for your politicians I’m afraid.


  6. Phil Lanoue says:

    That’s a real stunner Steve!


  7. I empathize with you because I know that these “tresses” are fun to photograph. The very similar Spiranthes magnicamporum grows in parts of Austin, including some only a few miles from where I live, but in this warmer clime they don’t flower till October or November, so I’m still looking forward to the pleasure you’ve already had. Your relatively neutral background does a good job of setting off this flowering orchid.


  8. Thanks, Steve. I was fortunate to find this with such a neutral background.


  9. Just Rod says:

    Exquisite photograph Steve. Hope the trip is going well.


  10. tomwhelan says:

    Excellent image, cool flower. Wish *I* was in Arcadia! Hope the shutdown doesn’t shut you out, or that you find some new places as good…


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