Blazing Stars 2013

Last weekend I went on my annual pilgrimage to Jennings Environmental Center.  Yes, every year around this time the Blazing Stars (Liatris spicata) are in bloom.

They are out of place in Western Pennsylvania, as they naturally grow on the prairies of the Midwest.  But many years ago a receeding glacier cut a prairie through the area where Jennings now stands and it became the only area in Pennsylvania where the plant grows naturally.

They grow in profusion and among all the other prairie plants, so the challenge photographically is to isolate them and provide a non-distracting background to the image.

Here is this years contribution…..

liatris 1 Blazing Stars 2013

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4 Responses to “Blazing Stars 2013”

  1. Bernie Kasper Says:

    These are beautiful Howard, I am really starting to enjoy photographing the summer wildflowers, it use to be when spring ended I put away my flower lens and went looking for other subjects.

  2. Howard Says:

    Thanks Bernie….I tend to be the same way, focusing on the flowers mainly in spring.

  3. Teresa Visciarelli Says:

    I love pictures of flowers…. If you sift through my pictures, you will find a bunch of flowers I have taken pictures of – mostly bad ones but there are some really nice ones too. They are in my garden (hobby)….. I have a Nikon Coolpix and it does the job….

  4. Howard Says:

    I love flower pictures as well…..something about the colors and shapes!

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