Sunday, September 14, 2008

Today's Flowers #6

My friend Luiz Santilli Jr. has started a Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. You can get in on the start. Sunday at 7GMT is the post time.

My offer today is a little unusual but it is the State Flower of several states. As I drive to work I am honored tosee a show from the Goldenrod's yellow blaze in the fields. You may say but it's just a weed and it causes allergies to flair. I say the beauty of the field is enhanced by the wild plant and I hope this picture proves my point. You can click on any photo to get a better view. My second shot is from an flower that is alive with much activity.
I shot this bee and bug on macro and the focus isn't perfect throughout the shot but the bug was so unusual.
I tried to get in closer, note the color of the bug and the Goldenrod.
This is my parting shot from a quick little bee from behind.
I do hope you enjoyed the travel through the Goldenrod with no sneezing.

64 comments:

Louise said...

Goldenrods are beautiful. A harbinger of autumn. And I believe it's a myth that they cause allergies. They just happen to bloom at exactly the same time as ragweed (not at all pretty), so get some of the blame.

I love that colorful bug!

Denise said...

Hi, Fishing
A yellow and soft carpet of wild flowers and added with multicolored visitor, great post, thank you for sharing this marvel.

hugs, Denise

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

We have planted goldenrod in our church garden, and it's really lovely. Goldenrod gets a bad rap for causing allergies; Louise had it right -- ragweed is usually to blame.

Maria said...

So beautiful! Goldenrods are called Bienenweide here with us. WHen they bloom you can be sure that autumn is there, and the bees eat as much of the goldenrod's nectar as they can to get survive winter time :)
Have a nice week! Hugs, Maria

nonizamboni said...

My kind of tour of goldenrod -- a virtual one! They are so beautiful and a little troublesome to me but well worth a walk near them. Thanks for sharing, Guy!

Reader Wil said...

This is a beautiful series of flowers from small in great quantity to a few larger specimen! Very clever.

Country Girl said...

Cool, fishing guy! Love the bee capture, as well.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Beautiful series of pictures, colors and magnificent landscapes with a good week

ilanadavita said...

Very pretty series. I like the deep yellow of these flowers.

April said...

What a magnificent display of the Goldenrod - it is bright and sunny looking! Great photos of the bee as well! I didn't sneeze once!! :)

John said...

Very Beautiful Photos...FG!

Paz said...

Lovely photos, especially with the bee. I love yellow flowers.

Paz

Marcos Santos said...

My brother

You have every right to make a stop to photograph these beauties.

And these insects? That party...

dot said...

AAAAhhhhhhhh Chew!! Couldn't resist. I grew up in Alabama and goldenrod was the state flower for years then they changed it to the camilla. I still love it tho. Nice pictures!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beauty is always beautiful: seed, bee. Good.

Hildegarde said...

Yellow flower fields are such a joy for the eye.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice shot of the Golden Rod. Fortunately, we don't have it here in my backyard. LOL. We don't have much of anything today except one grand mess.

We had the tail end of Hurricane Ike here all day. I lost my cherry tree and a lot of limbs. The neighbors lost three trees and they fell on a power line and that weight broke the power pole. Not a good day here in SW Ohio.

Mine are on Canon Pixels

Luke Wiley said...

A beautiful plant!

expressodalinha said...

Beautiful countryside.

kjpweb said...

Nice Goldenrod shots. This one does attract a lot of bugs, Wasps and bees. I wait for the one to bloom, that is a butterfly magnet. Hopefully it will be back this year.
Cheers, Klaus

Sherry said...

Very enjoyable post, Fishing Guy. Nice photos. I love the bright yellow of the goldendrods.

Leora said...

Excuse me, but I think I'm gonna sneeze! They are lovely flowers, even though they mean buying tissues for many family members. Oh, or is it the ragweed?

Nice photos of yellow and yellow and more yellow.

Carletta said...

Nicely done Fishing Guy!
I have a little in one of my flower beds - nice little touch of sunshine.
See you got the bees again!

The Birdlady said...

You are right - they look beautiful blowing in the breeze. That first photo is dynamite!

Dar's Foto Faze said...

A very beautiful field of dainty yellow flowers.

Pietro said...

I enjoy very much these beautiful flowers pictures.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shots with all of that pretty yellow! I say, weeds have flowers too and some of them are very pretty. :-)

Fish Whisperer said...

Great flower shots. Weeds or what not. Beauty is beauty does not matter what you call it.
Cheers

Lawstude said...

thanks for the travel FG. i really enjoyed this post without the sneezing lols.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Such bright and cheery yellows! What beautiful photos! Love the first shot with the sky... that is awesome! Great tour and I didn't even sneeze! YAY! =D

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Great yellows and a bee.

Ferreira-Pinto a.k.a Quinttarantino coming from lenses and visions

Anu said...

Great shots of golden rods. Didnt know much about them.

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Lara said...

these are beautiful photos, make me feel it's still summer!

Shellmo said...

I've always thought the goldenrod was pretty - nice photos!

Jan said...

Very nice post. I really like the way you got closer, closer and closer still. Good idea.

Jan said...

Very nice post. I really like the way you got closer, closer and closer still. Good idea.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yes, the fields here are covered in gold too but I can never see too much...unless it tries to grow in my gardens. ;-)

Tommy V said...

nice pictures of the Goldenrod. That sure is a big field of it. I love it.

RuneE said...

A weed is a flower as well as any other.

If you like a white weed, have a look at my site.

me ann my camera said...

I agree with you, I think Goldenrod is very beautiful!! Thanks for the sneezeless tour; much appreciated.
ann

me ann my camera said...

I agree with you, I think Goldenrod is very beautiful!! Thanks for the sneezeless tour; much appreciated.
ann

Só- Poesias e outros itens said...

Very beautiful!!!

Thank for the comment im my blog.

JU Gioli

Kerri said...

Everywhere I go I see the goldenrod in bloom. What a LOVELY flower!! It definitely reminds me of Fall! LOVE your field of Yellow!

ellen b said...

Beautiful shots. I love looking at the field filled with these beauties..
Have a great week...

Life's Lessons said...

nice photos! BTW, thanks for dropping by my blog.

Marie said...

Beautiful flower :)

piedmontperspective said...

Another great series of photos! The goldenrod is beautiful. (Hold on while I sneeze...) I like the addition of the bee!

Quiet Paths said...

These are lovely and yellow is abundant! I actually love goldenrod. My Mom has a non-allergenic variety.

Day4plus said...

A beautiful goldenrod series with bee and bug. It is a strange looking bug. MB

Old Wom Tigley said...

So this is 'Goldenrod'... I've heard much about it but this is the first time I've seen any.. it great leaningwhile blogging.

Mine's Here

Craver Vii said...

What a fascinating little bug! Have a golden day!

tipper said...

Makes me want to run through the field!! Neat bug too.

Warren Baker said...

F.G. I put some golden rod in my garden early this year!

Woody said...

Thanks again for visiting my blog. I hope you visit again!

Great Photos!

Norm said...

great set of photos! we have goldenrod here in our garden, very beautiful....

Carla said...

I love your Goldenrod photos...especially the first one.

We have a lot of Goldenrod here also. I think it's beautiful!

Dulce said...

I did not sneeze!! :-) and they are beautiful.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Fishing,

You showed us a marvelous field!
And an interesting bee working!!
Great post, my friend!

Have a nice days!

Luiz

Leedra said...

It is beautiful. I captured a bumble bee in the goldenrod last year with the pollen all over it. Goldenrod does make good photographs, the color is so bright.

Denise said...

Hi Fishing Guy, weed or no weed, to my mind's eye they are beautiful flowers and are part of the glory of what is nature. Great photos.

Cláudia said...

Stuning shots. Beautiful goldenrods in the field! I think the bee isn't allergic.

The Tile Lady said...

Beautiful goldenrod--ah, Autumn! I LOVE this flower when it arrives, along with the purple asters, and announce that Fall is here!

krisuh said...

So lovely, so golden.

Tammy Warren said...

I love the Goldenrods. I even like them in the fall when they begin to fade.

Lovely pictures!