These lovely flowers bloom along the bike trails this time of year. The plants are sometimes 6 feet tall.
I let the wild frost aster grow in my yard because the bees like it. It is a native plant and considered a weed but I have always thought that it is pretty and it grows without any help from me and is a valuable plant for bees and butterflies.
Usually, I use a zoom lens for bee photography because that way I don’t have to get too close. I actually took these with a macro lens which was a challenge because I had to get closer and they never stopped moving.
In an effort to continue my mission to take pictures that are no cliches I photographed the lift bridge from the harbor instead of from the peer during the blue hour instead of at sunrise or in the dark. It has probably been done before but I haven’t seen it. 🙂
Sunrise happens in stages. If you decide to photograph a sunrise stay for the finale. These were all taken without a tripod using my nifty fifty prime lens.
The sun and clouds did all the work. I just pressed a button a few times. One of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen. I have way too many pictures.
It rained most of the morning.
I know enough with the butterflies already. I think this is my last for a while. I took it on a bike ride near Lake Phalen.