Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Into the Woods 4


May 30, 2018

11 responses

  1. Patricia

    I started a comment earlier, but don’t know what happened to it. This is a lovely mix of spring flowers and plants. I don’t recognize the blue flowers, but it looks like trillium leaves, blooms now gone, a little poison ivy, and other unknown trailing plants. All wonderful images of northern spring into summer that I miss in evergreen Florida.

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    May 30, 2018 at 12:31 PM

  2. I love these saturated greens. I don’t recognise the flowers but they are a prefect contrast to the leaves

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    May 30, 2018 at 12:55 PM

    • These flowers are one of my favorites. My botanist husband always calls them Sweet William, but Wikipedia says Wild Sweet William as well as some other names. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phlox_divaricata. The saturated greens are partially—not completely—thanks to Color Efex.

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      May 30, 2018 at 1:45 PM

      • My father was a Bontanist too! Sweet William is a well-known cultivated plant over here in the UK and more full-bodied than the wild version

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        May 31, 2018 at 12:15 PM

        • Was your father also a physician? I understand that many people were both in the old days. When I Googled Sweet William, I got a totally different plant. Wild Sweet William and Sweet William—at least over here—are not related. Funny.

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          May 31, 2018 at 3:18 PM

          • Strange you should ask. My father would have loved to have been a doctor but didn’t get the opportunity for some reason. He became an Actuary. He was a collector of Antiquarian books about Herbal Medicine and we are very distantly related to the Hookers of Kew – William Jackson H, and his son Joseph Dalton Hooker who were both Curators of Kew Gardens.

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            June 1, 2018 at 1:18 PM

  3. I think of them as phlox, sort of generically, and I see a little phlox around here, too, usually pink. But not often. It’s a really nice view of them, along with all the other plants and last year’s leaves.

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    May 30, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    • I passed by so many other patches of these phlox, but I finally had to say, “OK, if you’re going to keep tugging on my heart like that, I’ll take some of you back with me in my camera.” Thanks; I’m glad you like this photo.

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      May 30, 2018 at 4:10 PM

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