Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

...because some of it is pretty and some of it is not.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Blue Flax, Before Rain, After Rain

While the blue flax plant is quite hardy, the flowers are delicate.  Did I say delicate?  I mean bright.
Actually, blue flax flowers are both.
A swath flax is flourishing near my pole-mounted solar array at present.  They are definitely attention-getters.   Caught in the sunlight, the flowers burn like urgent blue flames against the green grass.
Yet the flowers are fragile.  The blossoms open in the morning, then close again in the evening.
Day after day the flax plants put forth their flowers.
We experienced a fairly heavy rain early yesterday afternoon.  I captured a few images of the flax just before the rain.  Fully opened, the flowers were about the size of a quarter.  Just after the rain, I returned to the flax with my camera and captured an image of the flowers.

--Mitchell Hegman