09.09.2018 Greater Fringed Gentian Buds

Hard to believe it’s that time of year already.  Not quite foliage time but I have seen changes starting, especially on some maples, already and this morning we actually have a chill in the air.  I could see my breath when Bentley and I went out at 4 this morning.

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 09.09.2018 Greater Fringed Gentian Buds

  1. The repetitive colors are brilliant in the background. The beautiful coloration of this photo caught my eye- shades of mauve and purple are my favorites. To be honest though I love subtle colors of nature and I think you manage to capture that in your photos.

    I have been anticipating the feel and smell of autumn air but I reckon it will be more than 6 weeks before that will happen. I must say you are lucky to have autumn approaching but then winter is not far away.

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    • Thanks, Yvonne. While not exactly cold, we have had a few days of Autumnal chill which ends today as Gordon’s remnants hits us for a god soaking…I hope. We could use a good rain. I have also seen some color developing in a few maples, so foliage season approaches. 🙂

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  2. What an elegant flower. I’m very sorry to say, I’ve never seen one in the wild, they’re pretty scarce in NYS. I know one type of gentian exists on land owned by Cornell, and I’ve walked through the university’s woods, meadows, arboretum, etc. but haven’t seen this. I believe they may have some botanical study areas that aren’t open to the public. In any case, this is a knockout.

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    • Thanks, Robert. Yes, if a rare plants is found they usually do try to keep us away for its own good. It’s a shame that there are folks who think it a good idea to dig up plants to take to their homes which rarely turns out well and deprives the rest of us. Lady’s Slippers have had their numbers challenged due to that activity. Fringed Gentian is not widespread here while Bottle or Closed Gentian is more numerous.

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  3. The “chill” in our morning air in Austin comes in at 72° this morning.


  4. Andrew says:

    So elegant! We had a rather warm 35°c here today. Mrs H and I both wore Panama hats 😊

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    Gorgeous rendition, Steve!

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  6. shoreacres says:

    When I hear ‘gentian,’ I think about our prairie gentian, which is one of my favorites. Its bud is a bit more morning glory-like than this one, but it doesn’t come with the marvelous color in the stem and sepals. I like the hint of the fringe to come, too. If I’m lucky, there will be an open flower in your next postings.

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    • It is interesting how different related plants, and insects for that matter, can be from location to location. I photographed a bindweed member of the morning glory family the other day but didn’t get a good shot of the bud to share for comparison. Maybe in the future.
      And you know the answer to your wish for an open flower. It could have been a little more open had the sun been more dominant.

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  7. I’m surprised you could see anything at 4am…wasn’t it still dark? Sure glad you saw this, though. It is gorgeous.
    We are heading down to 31 degrees tonight. Hard to believe that yesterday it was over 70, and the day before, over 80.


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