“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others.”
― Susan Sontag
Another day, another plant found and identified. With the heat this past weekend, many plants blossomed early and the mosquitoes that accompany them were more than plentiful. I do tend to stay out of the deep woods this time of year and focus my attention on rivers and lakes. This spring, however, I donned my bug spray and headed into the woods on a more regular basis.
I have ventured into the world of late spring flowers, with hopes of coming across some flowering plants I have not yet seen, including some native orchids, which are not blooming yet.
The specimen above was discovered in an area where I hope to see orchids soon. Truth be told, when I came across the plant last week, before it blossomed, I thought it might be an orchid, based on the lush leaves. It’s not an orchid, but a lovely plant, nonetheless. Then, as I looked the plant up, I realized that I am familiar with the fall aspect of the plant, also known as “Bluebead” because of the deep blue berry the plant bears.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200 mm
1/50 sec, f/16.0, ISO 6400