As I continue to follow the seasons on the mesa, it would be remiss of me not to photograph and highlight the wild blue flax that pop up at will. Linum lewisii is a wildflower native to California but is found throughout the western United States. It is considered a grass, which I did not know and had not considered. I have photographed these beautiful but small, flat-faced flowers for years, and began again this week. The photograph below gives a fairly typical view of the flowers, accompanied by the green "pearls" hanging from each flexible stem. They hold the next flowers.
In all the twenty or so years I have been photographing blue flax, I have never photographed them from the base or back of the flower. One of those things that simply had not occurred to me until recently. But when the light bulb went off in my head, it revealed the flowers in a whole new light, as it were. A windless morning or day is the best for photographing these because of the flexibility of the stems that wave in the wind.
And once again, the face of the blue flax flower.
Thanks to Elida, TTT, Terry T., Jean and Sam, Fernando, Christina, Barbara, Susie, Wayne, Steve, Bill and Sue, Debra, Catherine, Dianne, and Lisa for your comments this week. Love them all!
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