Thursday, February 26, 2009

Windmill grass


Windmill grass
West Odessa, Texas


It's not often at this time of year I see windmill grass looking like this. By now most of its structure has blown away, leaving only bare, scraggly arms. This one, though, is pretty enough for a picture. All the dark seeds are long gone, only the golden papery pods somehow hung on.

5 comments:

Bobbie said...

The color is wonderful, all golden like something that might be found in heaven.

Bev said...

I like the way you are photographing leaves and grasses in their 'golden' years.

Their precise and patterned form makes them pleasing aesthetically and you can see how well they have been designed for their function. This one almost looks like a little conveyer belt in seed production, with each little pod holding a new seed.

Bev said...

..casting off a newly minted seed...

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

Very beautiful, Debi. Excellent photograph, as usual.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Stunning image Debi, the light was perfect!