Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Photo Pairs: Mare Island Beauties

It's been too long since I played along with Helena's "Photo Pairs" meme. Blame it on overwork; blame it on lack of camera time. But last Sunday I took a hike at the Mare Island Nature Preserve in search of a metal bridge for the 2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, and I came across these two beauties. The top one is fennel (I think - it sure smelled like it); the bottom one is an artichoke. They capture the wild beauty of the Preserve. I'll post my finds for the Hunt soon! In the meantime, pop over to Helena's blog and check out the rest of this week's pairs.

13 comments:

Karen said...

Both are lovely. I especially like the composition and focus of the first one.

helena said...

both beautiful and I suspect smelled great too

debs14 said...

Wow, look at the vivid colour of the bottom one, beautiful!

Patio Postcards said...

I never knew artichokes had such pretty flowers - great close up. ... Mary-Lou

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Wow - I've never seen an artichoke bloom. SO pretty!

Lady Ella said...

Nice! Like the bottom one especially. It reminded me of my Dad telling me thistles and artichokes were related "Well, stands to reason - if you ate a thistle, you'd have one..." (A hearty choke!)

Miriam said...

What a really fabulous pair. The colours and textures are amazing.

Maggie said...

Beautiful pictures and interesting to see the artichoke flower.

Alison said...

I am now thinking that all the 'thistles' that I notice growing around here are actually artichoke flowers...that makes much more sense!!..my lesson for today...so glad I stopped by ;) xx

marshaleith said...

beautiful photos...the fennel looks lovely against the blue sky

Melissa said...

Great pairs! This is the first week I've posted pairs in a long time, too.

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Missus Wookie said...

So pretty, I always like thistle or artichoke flowers.