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Strange Blossoms

gentianFriends, hopping around the tall grass prairie remnant in Iowa last week, we found bottle gentian in a beautiful shade of blue. I photographed from several different angles but liked this one the best because it includes the leaves.  These are not buds but are blossoms that are closed on top, Is the grass behind, distracting? til Tomorrow MJ


Bee on a Bottle Gentian

fly on gentianFriends, a trip to the tall grass prairie in Iowa we found some bottle gentian that are a pretty shade of blue, but the insects had eaten many of the blossoms, so i chose to concentrate on the bees that were clustered around the,., These blooms are closed on top, but must be very sweet cause the bees were still attracted to them, til Tomorrow MJ


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