Monday, October 18, 2010

First Blush


I went out to the northern part of the county today so that we could hang out with Carole's mom. She hadn't visited with us for a bit so she was getting lonely.

I mainly relaxed, but I did make the very short drive to a local county park (Latta Plantation Park) to go for a brief hike. I was looking for things to photograph to help me continue to learn how to use the new camera. I still don't have a macro lens for the Canon, but I'm trying to learn how to take close ups with the lens that I do have.

As I was hiking down one trail I noticed these little berries. They have a brightly colored husk that had opened to reveal the berries inside. I'd never seen this plant before and I have no idea what it is, but it made a good subject to use for learning the camera.


From above.

And from below.

A dogwood in Carole's mom's yard. Dogwoods are the first to begin changing color in Fall around these parts.

2 comments:

GULAHIYI said...

Your mystery plant has one of the best names I know of: "Hearts-a-bustin'-with-love," aka strawberry bush, aka Euonymus americanus.
It has always been one of my autumn favorites.

HemlockMan said...

Thanks!

I'd never consciously encountered it before. At least not to stop and take a good look.