September 06, 2010

vegetation, Lake at Nicasio

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photo by Donald Kinney

Sometimes I stop to wonder if these plants know they are just as pretty as they actually are.

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photo by Donald Kinney

With curvy vegetation swaying in the foreground, a lake and hills beyond,
thick but clearing foggy clouds in the sky, a strong sun for backlighting --
it's only a matter of time before a show of grand proportions happens.

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photo by Donald Kinney

With all the rain we got this past Spring thistles had a pretty good run this year. Their sturdy skeletons might survive Winter rains and last until next year.

They are prolific.   Their seed is lying in wait.   Thistles are also known as Teasles in other parts of the world. They are an invasive species in this area but nobody seems to mind.

As proud and strong sculptures, they seem a perfect fit for the landscape.

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Eleonora Baldwin said...

The masthead photo is beautiful, so much in terms of construction!

Love the very first one of this peaceful series, the detail makes me actually hear a light breeze singing.

Berit said...

This was beautiful, especially the first one.

Have a nice evening:)


AphotoAday said...

Yep, it is SO peaceful out there at the lake -- except for the cars whizzing by, of course...

photowannabe said...

Love your description of the thistles...proud and stong sculptures. They are the perfect fit.
Beautiful Golden Hours shots Don.

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures! Lovely!

Luzia said...

Thanks for your visit and comment! I love this nature scenes from this post. Greetings from Luzia.

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