Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Vegetation - Thematic Photography

When I saw this vegetation theme my first thoughts were of what grows in my garden.

However when I saw the North Yorkshire Moors on our way to Whitby yesterday I knew I had to show sometime a bit wilder.

Less than 20yds from the main road from Teesside you could find yourself up to your neck in in a bracken bank.

Bracken with hedge bindweed (belibine) flowers
I wish now that I had some close-ups of the flowers of the bindweed which. in gardens, is regarded as a pest.

More bracken and a single plant of Indian balsam (pink)
The Indian balsam is another invasive species.

But the view that I found best included the plant that gives the open moor its purple colour at this time of year.

Purple heather
Ferns with heather in the background
Although there was vegetation visible at the top of the cliffs below Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey (viewed from afar)
it was this shot that got to me.

Birds of a feather (a week too late)
They would be more interested in fish than vegetation.

Don't let that stop you however, checking out the vegetation on view at Carmi's Thematic-photographic-308.


Karen S. said...

That is indeed quite a capture, I can see how it caught your attention. I like all those invasive and weedy plants, they are hearty and often have blossoms that last far longer than flowers! Great series Bob.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awesome shot of the ruins.

Jo said...

Now I don't like invasive plants however colourful because they tend to oust the native flora. Good pictures again Bob.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The purple heather is beautiful!

P.S. One of the great things about playing golf is you see animals you wouldn't otherwise.

Gilly said...

Love the heather, and the fern. Those N. Yorks moors are quite something! I thoroughly enjoyed Whitby Abbey - a spectacular place!

Alexia said...

The heather is so lovely. A friend is in Scotland at the moment and has posted some wonderful sweeping shots of heather-clad hills.

This is an interesting selection, Bob.

Gilly's Camera said...

Fab. Heather is great this year as well :)