And the rest of the line is "how does your garden grow?" It's getting on towards the end of April and the success of my gardens depend on the amount of work I get done between now and the middle of May.
This is the first Columbine of the season for me and I took this shot while laying flat on my back and shooting upwards. The neighbors are now certain that I am indeed a crazy foreigner.
This is a macro shot of the same flower. Macro is my favorite way of shooting a flower. And I prefer it for several reasons. The character of the flower, it's personality if you will, shows up more clearly if you get up close and personal. Also, this is where the "action" is. A plant produces a flower for the purposes of reproduction. This takes an enormous amount of energy and from an evolutionary perspective, reproduction is paramount, hence the value in the expenditure of the energy.
This is a macro of another flower. Can you guess which one?
You were right. It's the common dandelion and it's going about the business of reproducing. Now this is asexual reproduction and is hardly fodder for this blog.
This is a picture of me with a 700 gram Long Evans Hooded rat taken while I was an undergraduate. Now you might be asking yourself "Anne, what does this picture have to do with the pictures of the flowers?" And I would answer "Everything" As an undergraduate I studied the effects of sex on inter-male aggression using the resident-intruder paradigm.
And if you're really interested in rat sex just let me know in the comments and I just might do a post about it someday.
I'll be in off an on today as I have to work in my gardens and I'm burning daylight.