Roadside flowers 2013

As I travel the blue highways I love to stop to photograph the flowers blooming by the roadside. I photographed these this year.

My sons and I visited Nashville, a touristy little town in Brown County, during the summer. Flowers are planted everywhere in the downtown shopping district. This cheerful daisy grabbed my attention. I moved in close with my Canon PowerShot S95.

Nashville flower

A funeral brought me to South Bend one weekday evening. I rose early the next morning to return home so I wouldn’t miss so much work. At Sycamore Row, an abandoned, tree-lined alignment of the Michigan Road, I paused briefly to photograph it in the morning light. I had my Canon FT QL along, and used it to photograph this chicory. I didn’t know that it closed up overnight.

At Sycamore Row

Plenty of flowers greeted me at Sycamore Row. I have no idea what this is, but I liked it. Unfortunately, the petals are a bit blown out.

At Sycamore Row

Phlox is among my favorite roadside flowers. This bunch at Sycamore Row was all I saw this year, though.

At Sycamore Row

On State Road 45, with my Nikon N60 in hand, I captured this moth perched on this spent thistle.

Roadside flowers

Also along State Road 45 I found this bee pollinating whatever this flower is.

Roadside flowers

I took a friend to visit the big red bridge on Holliday Road. I had my Olympus XA along. Cars kick up lots of dust on this gravel road, covering the vegetation in a thin gray film.

By the red bridge

Finally, I found a clump of these daisies on the old brick alignment of State Road 46 in Terre Haute. My Canon PowerShot S95 struggled to focus on these. I took a bunch of shots but only this one turned out.

On an abandoned road

I find it interesting that this year, most of my roadside flower photos came from my film cameras. That’s a first.

See also the roadside flowers from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.


4 responses to “Roadside flowers 2013”

  1. Carole Avatar

    Lovely. That’s what I call “taking time to smell the flowers”. Well done.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! I barely noticed the roadside flowers before I started taking road trips and finding myself standing among them.

  2. davidvanilla Avatar

    I always enjoy your flower pictures, and these do not disappoint. First place for this batch is the moth and thistle, imo.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks David! I appreciate your encouragement.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign up for my newsletter!

Sign up for my monthly newsletter,
Back Roads, and be the first to know
what I'm working on!

%d bloggers like this: