10.17.2022 A blast from the not too distant past

On one of my trips to East Leverett Meadow, the same day as the recent tendril and drop post, I happened across this pretty bindweed flower below some popped milkweed pods (my original photographic quarry).  I posted a similar flower a few weeks ago.

Hedge False Bindweed-Calystegia sepium

The smaller spent flowers are Small White American Asters-Symphyotrichum racemosum.  What caught my eye was the organized rows of rain drops on the tube formed by fused petals and sepals. And, of course, the soft pastel color on that rainy day.  The image is a bit brighter when viewed large by clicking.


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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13 Responses to 10.17.2022 A blast from the not too distant past

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    What beautiful flowers so late in the fall!

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  2. Michael Sammut says:

    Awesome 👌

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The flower’s very pretty, and the drops are a nice addition, but I can’t take my eyes off the receptacle (?) at the base of the flower. That bit of vibrant green compels attention.

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    • I was very happy with the receptacle’s bits of red on green which, of course, are complementary colors so pleasing to the eye. Actually I was happy with all the flower’s elements. Most often I find them dry and all white so this was a treat.

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  4. The pastel is so soft it’s almost translucent! A beautiful blossom with added jewels at its base.

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  5. I enjoy savoring this photograph, Steve. The water drops are attractive, and so are the “bits of red and green”; the blue of the flower draws me in.

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  6. I like the way the lined-up drops magnify the lines on the outside of the flower.

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