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#262 Foxglove

Macro Monday

Lisa’s Chaos


Foxglove, 2009.

Foxgloves make me smile. I love their color, their little bell shape and their fancy leopard skin spots. I took this particular photo by the side of the road in Friday Harbor, WA, and I actually laid down in the ditch to get the shot. Intent on what I was doing, I didn’t know I was no longer alone until a woman jogging by came to a screeching halt and tried to help me up. That was very kind of her, but I didn’t want up! When I finally convinced her I was fine, she wandered off muttering to herself about weirdos and eccentrics. I wonder if she meant me? I wasn’t the one talking to myself!

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15 Responses to “#262 Foxglove”

  1. kath says:

    Funny story! Of course photographers aren’t weird or eccentric, but we do put ourselves into some funny spots to catch the perfect photo, which you have done here!

  2. Sarah says:

    LOL that is too funny. I get my share of looks – but I love your story!!! The shot was well worth the comments…it is stunning! I adore Foxgloves too!! Sarah

  3. quilly says:

    Kath — hmmm, some of us ARE eccentric …

    Sarah — yes, after I finally got up off the ground, I went home and told my Amoeba this tale and he was very surprised — since we were on a college campus — that the lady considered my behavior odd.

    June — thank you.

  4. Tammie says:

    Your tale is hilarious. I have not had this happen to me, but it easily could.
    Your photo is a lovely portrait!

  5. quilly says:

    Tammie — thank you. I have just been visiting you r site again and your pictures are all perfection!

  6. Caryl says:

    All are stunning…..especially the foxtail and MtBaker shots!!! XXOXOOX C

  7. Tanya says:

    Lovely shot, love the color.

  8. Jientje says:

    ROFL!!! I don’t know what I love most, that stunning picture or the hilarious story that goes with it!! LOL! I have visions of you and me on photo walks together now, the BOTH of us laying on our bellies, kneeling … whatever, just to get the perfect angle!!! LOL, can’t wait!!We’re gonna have FUN!!

  9. quilly says:

    Jientje — just as long as we don’t both fall in the canal together!

  10. Gattina says:

    Hahaha I wished I could have seen that ! Your photo is beautiful ! so sharp and clear !

  11. Erin Bassett says:

    Oh my word, that’s SO funny! Great shot BTW!!!

  12. quilly says:

    Gattina — I am sure you’d have been right down there with me!

    Erin — my life seems to have a lot of those moments. 😉

  13. Joe Todd says:

    I have not been able to visit your part of the world yet but the more I see of it thru other peoples eyes the more I want to visit. If you were laying on the ground you were beside the right plant Foxglove Digitalis purpurea a very strong cardiac stimulant and they are beautiful

  14. quilly says:

    Joe — the part of the world this was taken in was Washington State, where I grew up, but in this instance was on vacation. I am currently living in Hawaii on Oahu.