Sunday, November 07, 2010
Today's Flowers: Plumes - the flowers of grasses
The first shot with plumes is one I took about six weeks ago. It's not anything like that green now.
I was reading about the flowers of grasses and how the plumes are made up of hundreds of tiny flowers.
The next shot was taken two weeks ago in Blowing Rock, NC and I guess the grasses on the left and right with their broom like plumes contain or did contain flowers.
Below is a close up of the same grass. I think each plume looks like a skinny broom but I don't believe this is actually broom grass. I looked online at some pictures of broom grass and none of them looked like this.
The next grass with plumes are from my wild and crazy garden. I saw an Inn in Blowing rock called the Inn at Ragged Gardens. I liked it and thought to myself, I have a ragged garden.
The next two shots are of grasses in the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, NC. I took these photographs years ago.
The pink plumes make me think of petticoats. Perhaps a fairy was flying around and dropped her petticoat on top of the grass.
The last shot was taken in front of a building in Chapel Hill which I think belongs to the University there (UNC).
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