Thursday, September 03, 2009
An old logging track becomes a flower bed when the logging trucks leave. Now seeds that would perish in shade only a few feet to either side of the track, count their blessings while popping their buds.
On a cloudy afternoon after work, I took the slow way home through the woods, knowing the light was bad, the wind was too windy, and rain was imminent.
I went anyway.
If I had not ... something amazing would have happened and I would have missed it.
So I went.
Halfway through the woods, with a missed otter shot and a missed deer shot in my ... , actually NOT in my pocket, I found this. A bed of blazing star growing in a swampy old logging road. You could just see the tops of the purple flowers swaying behind a line of shrub that grew between the abandoned track and the dirt road I was on.
I waded in.
It wasn't the best day for still photography of flowers or insects due to a gentle but steady breeze moving everything around, plus the light was low ... a perfect recipe for fuzzy macro shots.
... I shot you this little video of two blazing star warriors.