This slender stem was difficult to photograph. I have noticed some bloggers have a solid/plain background for their photos. Well, I needed something to allow me to focus on the stem of blooms and not the woods in the background. The top photo is a piece of white paper I grabbed from the desk. The photo below is my kneeling pad.....full of holes and pinestraw and dirt. I will experiment with some other background items to see which will best profile my bloom. I went back today to see about taking more photos and this heat has taken its toll on the stem. Lucky I saw it when I did.
April posting seems to be a Goldenrod. We have various varieties of Solidago that grow wild in South Carolina. I will post again when the buds open.
Centrosema virginianum 'Climbing Butterfly-pea' remember it from my post last November? It is starting to bloom now. These vines are all over the woods. In the sea of green and brown this little lavender bloom really stands out.
Our hummingbird feeder has been busy with more hummingbirds than earlier in the summer. I need to change the water again. The bugs keep getting into the feeder.....and the anole like to guard it!
I am King of the Feeders!
I kept an eye on it through the evening and two blooms slowly opened.