06.03.2016 Friday’s Daisy FInale

Most likely, this will be my last shot of our backyard Ox-eye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare).  I may find others in different locations, but our yard flowers came early and are almost spent.  Black-eyed Susans  should be showing up soon to take their place.  Another wild native that invited itself into our yard with no invitation and we are happy to have them.

Oxeye-Daisy-052916-960Some folks wish certain pleasures in life would last forever…or at least much longer than they do.  But the shortness of the experience is part of what makes it special.  The anticipation is part of what makes life enjoyable and the passing only natural and made bearable by the knowledge that with the earth’s spinning that experience will return. In our case, the longevity and memory of human  lives makes up, to some degree, for our loved ones not returning.  And true also for our pets.


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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16 Responses to 06.03.2016 Friday’s Daisy FInale

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Sometimes I do wish certain pleasures would last longer; when the first raspberries arrive I want to eat them forever, but by the time the season ends, I really have had enough of raspberries.

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    • So we might say that in the end the rasp gets the better of the berries.

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    • Ha! I feel the same way with the exception that I do not get tired of them and buy imported raspberries to have in our cereal every morning. We pick or buy enough blueberries in season to last through at least a year’s worth of breakfasts. Now strawberries are another berry altogether. There is no comparison to the in season red all the way through strawberries and the imported variety with white tasteless centers. Fresh local are so juicy…the others like cardboard.

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      • Gallivanta says:

        Cardboard varieties are not fun! Do you know the origin of the raspberries? The biggest imported fruit surprises I have had lately are kiwifruit imported from Italy, and in Australia I found asparagus from Chile.

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  2. I like the out-of-focus “echoes” of the subject.


  3. Lovely words, and a lovely photograph. A beautiful composition.

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  4. Jim Ruebush says:

    I like your last paragraph. Well said.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    i’ve recently learned that the so-called Broadway Cemetery in Galveston actually is a complex of seven cemeteries. Five of them are filled with wildflowers. Attempts have been made to keep two of them “grass only.” Still, like your daisies, there are coreopsis and other flowers that have sneaked across the boundary lines, and set up shop in the grass. I’m hoping against hope that between the end of our rain and the eventual mowing of the wildflowers, I can get some photos showing those sneaky little wildflowers on the move.

    And I see what you mean about the many-petaledness of these daisies. They’re so lovely, especially as you have them grouped here.

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    • I do hope you were able to get some shots of the coreopsis marching across the cemetery. It’s a shame they cannot mow paths around them.
      Although it isn’t as obvious in a shot like this, each one is unique to some extent. A petal may tip in one direction, some are tucked behind another. It’s almost as if they have their own personalities.


  6. How right you are.

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  7. gspltz@verizon.net says:

      Very nice! 

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  8. I like your second paragraph- so true in life. The Ox-eye daisy is simply lovely and I’m happy to know that you allow the wildflowers to stay in your yard. It’s always exciting when a new plant shows up in my yard. This year it’s horsemint and I’m thrilled that it found its way here. Hopefully some bees might find the three plants that came up.

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