Last Friday I went to my favorite spot for Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) which, as you might guess, is in the buttercup family. The flower…not the princess. 🙂 They are on both sides of the road, but the west side is a shallow pond with a bed of mud and muck, so I could only venture so far in but did get a shot of the largest group.I am sure there are larger communities of them, but not bad. I’ve tried working in there and it is frustrating and doesn’t offer good backgrounds.
But across the road is the better spot for working individual plants and here are two images that I made while trying not to let the mid-shin deep muck act like quicksand. A nice full frame
And a trio of buttery blooms.I did manage to maneuver around but the murky mess tried its best to suck my boots right off my feet as I stepped in the glop. I’ve tried to come up with more words for muck, but it just fits the stuff quite well. And to show that I am growing wiser, here is one from a few years back that I shot while on my knees.This will have to do for a lifetime of Marsh Marigold side close ups. 🙂