Purple, Yellow, Green, Brown …

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Ironweed shows up in late summer. When the purple shows up, I know we are on the backside of summer. It is a butterfly magnet.

A little detail about this beautiful plant:

“Standing 4 to 6 feet tall at maturity, ironweed boasts a big garden presence when it begins blooming in late summer. That's because clusters of bright purple flowers decorate its tall stems for 6 weeks or more at the end of the growing season. Ironweed received its common name from its ironlike qualities: tough stems, tenacious growing habit, and flowers that give way to seed clusters the color of rust.” Source: Ironweed

If you live near a pond or river, and near some grassland, you should get out and see the beautiful colors ... to take a walk, and take your camera. Enjoy!

~ Rick


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Virginia Bluebells

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Teresa photographed this Virginia Bluebells while we were hiking this week. They were everywhere. I love the colors that are starting to show up. Nature provides beautiful colors!

~ Rick


Rick’s latest technology muse:

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Prints are available for many of the photos on this site on canvas, metal or glass. They are stunning and you can purchase them for a wall at home. Click the link or the ‘prints and such’ tab.

©2019 Rick Cartwright

The colors of summer

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This was just a fun shot. I love the contrast of the yellow flower and the green tones. The wild flowers are beautiful right now. One more photo:

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The temperatures are climbing into the 90s most days. Its the time of year .. have a great day.  

~ Rick


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Wild blue what?

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This is Wild Blue Phlox .. at least that is what my iPad says it is. We saw this on the nature hike at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary last week. Some of the early flowering plants are blooming. I love the color because it reminds me of our wedding day. 

~ Rick


 Prints are available for many of the photos on this site on canvas, metal or glass. They are stunning and you can purchase them for a wall at home. Click the link or the ‘prints and such’ tab.

©2018 Rick Cartwright