Big Bertha's Adventures

Pretty Weeds!

While researching the name of this ‘wildflower,’ I quickly discovered it falls in the category of noxious weed in some states. Musk thistle may be a noxious weed but I thought it was interesting enough to photograph. The park I was visiting didn’t seem to have a problem with the plant.  My theory is – if you can’t beat it, you might as well celebrate it.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

In addition to the musk thistle, the Indian Blanket, another wildflower, was in full bloom.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Close-up shots of the Indian Blanket flower with a beetle.  I used my new 100mm Macro lens for these shots.

Big Bertha's Adventures

I could have stayed all afternoon, photographing the beetle and flowers…

Big Bertha's Adventures

Truth be told, my friend and I probably stayed in one spot at the park for a good half hour – taking countless flower and beetle photos.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Admittedly, not every photo was a weed or beetle…

Big Bertha's Adventures

My friend Jessica LaFramboise described this photo best, “And here we see a wild Denise in her natural habitat.”

Yes, indeed!


Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens:  100mm Macro
Date:  May 2014
Location:  Plano, Texas

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