Desaturated Prairie

Here’s the last photo from my visit to Shaw Nature Reserve last weekend.

Another prairie plant I’m unfamiliar with.  I suppose that makes it easier for me to mess with the saturation/contrast of the original then…

The original.

Let me know if you’re familiar with this plant species, genus, or family.

More Prairie, More Fall Color

One more photo from our trail walk at Shaw Nature Reserve on Prairie Day.

I almost NEVER edit my photos beyond the occasional crop and resize.  The first photo, however, I thought Looked pretty good.  Here are both.

Equalized

 

Well, almost fall.

Shaw Summer

It’s the first day of summer and I volunteered again at Shaw Nature Reserve.  It got hot quickly, so I spent the morning doing a couple assigned tasks and then stopped for the day.  Anyway, I was near the demonstration rain garden in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden.

Whitmire Wildflower Garden

Forget a cubicle; this should be my office!

Second Visit to Shaw Nature Reserve

I saw Shaw a couple months ago to find fantastic flora.  I returned today to find a different palette of color.

Fields of Coneflower (Echinacea simulata?)

Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica) dotted the Whitmire Wildflower Garden.  Indian pink apparently grows rather easily in well-drained semi-shady areas.  Just another rewarding native for your gardening consideration…