“Herb Robert – after the rain”
Pink and tiny,
you sparkle from the forest floor.
Sweet and delicate,
you lead to summer’s warmth,
from late spring rains and mist.
– Ed Lehming
This delicate pink flower, Herb Robert, is in fact, a native Geranium. While a far cry from the fancy hybridized varieties we see in gardens, this diminutive wildflower is still quite lovely.
I made this image during my recent forest hike, just after the rain had stopped, so everything has a nice fresh feel to it. The plants are quite low to the ground and since I did not want to lay right down to get a better angle, this one had to do.
My recurring thought during these forest walks is constantly, “Why did I not notice these before?”. I’ve spent most of my life enjoying the outdoors, yet seemed to have missed the finer details, which I am very happy for now. As I’ve mentioned before, I think being more deliberate about my photography has, by default, made me more observant, which I am ever more grateful for.
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1/160 sec, f/9.0 ISO 800
High Resolution Image on 500px
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Reminds me to be more observant when I go walking. Lovely shot, like the background.
Deliberate use of depth of field.
We have lots of this in the lanesides by us, I’m trying to teach my little granddaughter to remember its name, and to recognise it. Lovely picture.
Thank you. It’s great that you are teaching her about the native plants. So many people just pass them by.