Saturday, June 28, 2008

Round Robins: Wondrous weeds

FuzzyWeeds2

Who says a plant has to come from a nursery to be fabulous? Certainly not the Robins. These fuzzy green gems are only about an inch tall and grow high on an Adirondack mountain top, in the rubble of an abandoned garnet mine. (More about that mine later.) If you look closely, you can see the red garnets among the stones.

Copy (1) of Lichen

This one may be stretching things a bit. Technically, it's a lichen, not a weed. And the photo looks better in a bigger size. Lots of garnet chunks, though.

You are hereby invited to stroll a bit further off the garden path to where the wild things are at The Round Robins Photo Challenge. Watch where you step, OK?

11 comments:

Carly said...

Hi Vicki :)

Gems indeed! Garnets you say, oh I love them so much. Little red stones, how delightful! Excellent photos as always, and by the way, the photo of the door in the entry just prior to this one is super intriguing. I am off to read all about it now!

Hugs, Carly

Jennifer Robin said...

Nice photos!

Olive said...

I like your green weeds with what look like veins running through the leaves. They are so cute!

robinellablog said...

Those are so beautiful. Garnet is both my boy's birthstones so I have a natural tendency to love that gem.

barrettmanor said...

Lovely. I'm really enjoying looking at stuff that wouldn't even think about growing where I live!

gina said...

lichen....fungus....wildflower.... weeds?? i've asked myself this week how much difference in them all and if it comes down to a matter of opinion. lol anyway...i think you did a fantastic job!

mimi11460 said...

Beautiful round robin your photos are excellent..see mine..Thanks.

Wammy said...

What lovely shots. Garnets...who would have thought so many gems around gems of flowers/weeds. Very interesting.

Kiva said...

I would have missed the garnets in those photos if you hadn't pointed them out. The weeds are fabulous, but the search for the garnets was fun! Lovely.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I love that first one, all those green leaves edged with white and gossamer-veined. Very cool!

Family Affair Photography said...

Beautifully done! I like the first photo, I think I can touch the leave and feel the velvety texture.

Monica