11.15.2014 Nodding Ladies’ Tresses

Steve Schwartzman posted a very nice image of his local Great Plains ladies’ tresses orchid (Spiranthes magnicamporum) and in our comments we mentioned this cousin species that I see locally.  I had not uploaded an image to the website but have since done so as part of processing the image for this post.

This is from the archives, circa September, 2010, as I did not see any this year.  I often find them in the wet meadow where there are other orchids earlier in the season, Grass Pinks and Rose Pogonias along with non-orchid Meadow Beauty and many others.

Nodding Ladies’ Tresses (Spiranthes cernua)

Nodding-Ladies'-tresses-700WebToday is another attempt at doing some clericals, I guess the image I just uploaded to the site counts, as well as the usual Saturday errands.  Maybe I will make some new images tomorrow and we may have snowy landscapes on Monday.


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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15 Responses to 11.15.2014 Nodding Ladies’ Tresses

  1. I’d say there’s no reason to feel apologetic about posting an image from your archives. Decades ago I created an adage that fits here: A thing well done once is well done forever.

    Let’s hope you give us a different kind of white in a couple of days, provided the snow show doesn’t turn out to be a no-show.


    • That’s how I feel also, Steve. But I do prefer to stay current as much as possible. OTOH, a walk down memory lane is pleasing as well.
      You have our weather pattern of the last few years well in hand. While we do get some good snow storms, they are often not predicted and the ones that are don’t show or give as much volume.


  2. Andrew says:

    I would have been unhappy to have missed this purely on account of its antiquity Steve. Very pleasing indeed. Unlike the snow, I suspect.


    • Do you have the same appreciation of my antiquity, Andrew?

      Hopefully the snow will offer other pleasures. Despite my despising the cold I am looking forward to the deep freeze and the ice abstracts that await.


  3. Jim in IA says:

    You may have our ‘deep freeze’. We have had enough. It was 12 this morning and yesterday. Snow tonight followed by an arctic shot that might set a record. Yippee !


    • You have my sympathy, Jim. I am not looking forward to its arrival here. I have a love hate relationship with the winter….most especially the extreme cold. There are some amazing things to be seen but, for me, a bit of a heavy price to pay.

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  4. It counts with me, for sure. I’d far rather gaze upon an orchid than snow 😦 Have I mentioned that this year I saw the spiraled species of the Ladie’s Tresses growing in the dry, hard -packed sand near the foredunes of Lake Michigan? That really took my by surprise. I really like this portrait you have done. Thanks for posting it! One last visual hurrah before we enter the deep-freeze…


  5. Nice lady you have here, Steve.


  6. shoreacres says:

    It’s so interesting to see the difference the background makes. You have green, while Steve had more of a bungundy. Both work well, but give the flower a somewhat different appearance. Context is everything, as they say — or, if not everything, an important piece.


    • Context can often be the defining element in a photograph, painting or prose, I would think, Linda. So I agree with your choice of “everything”. It is like those optical illusion pictures where a brownish line stays the same (or any color) while its appearance changes based on the surrounding color. Like this.


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