Tag Archives: Midwest plants

Fall weeds photos

Sammy in the sun

Sammy in the sun

The lower angle of the sun, and the bluer sky, of September in northern Illinois draws my attention to some of the colors and shapes of the plants that nobody planted.

I’ve been looking for new angles from which to photograph these fall flowers:

Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

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Back-lit goldenrod

Back-lit goldenrod

Goldenrod & maize

Goldenrod & maize

I’ve also been interested lately in taking photos that leave out the horizon line and that flatten the scene so that the photos look almost like collages or abstract paintings:

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Weed-texture path

Weed-texture path

Sumac, grasses, maize

Sumac, grasses, maize

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Velvetleaf leaves

Velvetleaf leaves

Velvetleaf seedpods

Velvetleaf seedpods

Giant ragweed leaf

Giant ragweed leaf

OK, here were two I did actually plant:

Tomato

Tomato

Dill seeds

Dill seeds