Sunday, 13 March 2011

Macro Monday : Grass of Parnassus

Last week, I posted what I thought was a fiendishly difficult Macro Monday Mystery. Obviously, I was wrong, since nearly all of you guessed what it was.

Sooo, I thought that I would skulk off back to my archives to find something nobody could ever possibly guess - mwah-ha-ha! But then I got sidetracked and found this delightful flower instead. So, you are spared from the agony of a macro mystery and can ponder the beauty of nature instead.


This is the flower of the grass of Parnassus, aka a bog star - not quite such a glamorous name, so I shall stick with the Parnassus name. Parnassus is, of course, a mountain in Greece, sacred to Apollo and home of the Muses, perhaps. This photo was not taken in Greece, or anywhere near Greece for that matter, but in Denali National Park in Alaska, at the base of the slopes of Mt. Denali. Spectacular place, with stunning scenery and wildlife, although I can't really recommend the weather, at least not in July !



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16 comments:

BJ Roan said...

Such a delicate flower. Beautiful. Love the Mt shot and the reindeer, he's a hunk!

Kim, USA said...

So beautiful and delicate. Thanks for sharing!
Macro Monday

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

so pretty and delicate

LauraX said...

Such a beautiful flower. All your photos are wonderful, thank you for sharing!

Jay - Depp Effect said...

The flower is absolutely gorgeous - love the dew/rain drops too.

And the big beast at the bottom is pretty impressive too!

Teresa said...

Great shot of the flower, but all the pictures were amazing!

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

wondeful flower and a great photo showing the amazing details of it

Cortes said...

I must agree, another wonderful photo, and I particularly like the landscape! Very well done DBM.

David & Melanie said...

Wow! That's a fantastic shot of a wonderful flower. The mountain shot is also superb.
Happy MM.
David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston

Nicky said...

Gorgeous!!

Mama Zen said...

That's really lovely!

Maximillian said...

These are all great - the detail and black background on the flower macro are great, and the other two are nice as well.

Baino said...

Oh goody, I'm done with guessing this week. Very delicate little thing with a superbly horrid name. Gorgeous pics as always.

Katherine said...

The drops of water lift it to the sublime. Lovely shot.

Kala said...

Lovely details you've captured of that pretty flower!

birdy said...

Love the flower picture. Beautifully taken.