The farm lot behind us was utterly covered with wild sunflowers like these in our alley.
A closer look....
I found out the so-called fireworks plant is more commonly referred to in this
area as the Mexican Bird-of-Paradise. Some people take the nationality out of it
and just call it a Red Bird-of-Paradise. Whatever you call it, it is certainly showy!It does brighten up the neighborhood, even on an overcast day.
in the year are not as showy, but they do bear a regal stance and bring a lot of
class to the garden. However they seem to be slightly less eager to pose for
photographs, at least when there's any breeze...
Then they become golden blurs. Or a whole 'nother take on 'shooting practice.' All the same, lovely things.
Well, that's about enough practice aiming at the immediate botanical collection.
Now I'll try to take pictures of a few other things....one has to play around with
a variety of camera settings to learn one's way around a camera, after all.