Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Botanically Speaking


While scanning through some of my old slides, I found these among the last I ever took. As I recall, I had a roll and a half of slide film that I wanted to burn before switching over to prints and an upcoming vacation so I stopped in at the local botanical gardens and did just that. It was a beautiful day and it certainly didn't take me very long to find enough subjects to photograph.



9 comments:

sage said...

that first guy is flat-out ugly!

PhilippinesPhil said...

You must not be the same sage that Beryl (another blogger) was lamenting about?

Beau said...

I need to look through so many older pictures too... sometimes hard going down memory lane :)

Bone said...
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Bone said...

I thought those were sunflowers, but now I'm doubting myself.

Three Score and Ten or more said...

A brand of daisies. The turtle reminded me of one that seemed identical that my boys picked up in the street when we lived in
Southern Illinois. For a couple of months they kept it on our porch feeding it fruit, cereal, and cockroaches. (Our college living quarters was an old barracks the had been abandoned by the military) One day, when the had brought it in the house, it disappeared. I thought it had fallen off the porch (second story) but we searched the house any way and found nothing. Over a year later I went into the room where we kept the washing machine and deepfreeze. Got some meat out of the deepfreeze and let the lit drop.
The turtle came out from behind the freezer to give me a reproachful look for making so much noise.
The boys were ecstatic till I made them take the turtle outside and turn it loose.I don't have any idea what the turtle ate, but I was impressed with his survival skills.

Three Score and Ten or more said...

A brand of daisies. The turtle reminded me of one that seemed identical that my boys picked up in the street when we lived in
Southern Illinois. For a couple of months they kept it on our porch feeding it fruit, cereal, and cockroaches. (Our college living quarters was an old barracks the had been abandoned by the military) One day, when the had brought it in the house, it disappeared. I thought it had fallen off the porch (second story) but we searched the house any way and found nothing. Over a year later I went into the room where we kept the washing machine and deepfreeze. Got some meat out of the deepfreeze and let the lit drop.
The turtle came out from behind the freezer to give me a reproachful look for making so much noise.
The boys were ecstatic till I made them take the turtle outside and turn it loose.I don't have any idea what the turtle ate, but I was impressed with his survival skills.

Ed said...

Beau - It has been hard at times especially in terms of the time that has passed since I've been back to those places.

Bone - Black eyed susans.

3 Score - Turtles are tough creatures but still a year is an awful long time!

TC said...

I knew those were black-eyed susans!

Only because Sage posted about them a few weeks ago.

LOL

Pretty. I don't think I've ever taken slides.