“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways.”
― Yann Martel
I’m sure nature had some specific design in mind when these oddly shaped flowers evolved. What that the purpose of that design is remains a mystery to me. The one advantage of the unique appearance of these spring bloomers is that they are very easy to identify.
Once again, the rapid onset of spring growth, after a cold and harsh April, has yielded many spring flowers blooming in rapid succession and I find myself turning the lens to these little wonders rather than focussing on my abstract photos, though a have several of them at the ready as well.
I think what dries this for me is that I am a constant learner. I want to know more about the world around me and that starts with finding and documenting the elements that make up that world. I also have a natural fascination with plants, probably installed by my late grandmother and father, who were both avid gardeners, a passion I continue to enjoy and build on through hiking and photography.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mmm
1/800 sec, f/14.0, ISO 400
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I’ve never seen these before. I can see why they are named Dutchman’s Breeches. So many pictures of the “Little Dutch Boy” (who saved the town by stopping a leak in the dike with his finger) stories show him with puffy pants.