Sunday, September 27, 2009

Finis coronat opus Gentiana!

The end crowns the work - may the last be the best! The glorious time of Gentians is upon us - another growing season putting on its final show. The beauty of Gentians is enhanced by the lovely places they inhabit, the splendor of the autum sky, and the magic of falling leaves, among many other good things. All photos from Lake County, Indiana, 9-27-09.
"Blue thou art, intensely blue;
Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?" James Montgomery

Prairie Gentian - Gentiana puberulenta

Fringed Gentian - Gentianopsis crinita

Bottle Gentian - Gentiana andrewsii

Soapwort Gentian - Gentiana saponaria


Scott said...

Love the photos, Keith!

Keith said...

Thank you Scott. A kind word can (and often does) change a person's life - I've seen it happen.

The wind caused a lot of trouble with these photos. My digital SLR is not nearly as good at stopping motion as my old Minolta with Kodachrome. Even so, the attempts at artistic expression are enjoyable, and being out on an autumn day is exhilarating!