This plant does not grow through photosynthesis but instead draws nutrients from the ground much like a mushroom.
Aster with Aphids
While walking around the Donner Party Picnic Area (yep, that is a real place) I found these tiny asters which were only about a half inch across. When I got down close with my Macro Lens I was pleased to see that it was swarming with aphids.
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This flower was found at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno. I had just gotten my new macro lens and decided to take a sunset walk through the park
I found out that the reason that you see so many daffodils in the area is that the deer will not eat them.
I was on a biking adventure in Bentonville, AK. If you ride, you must go there.
Blossoms, Downtown Reno
these tree blossoms only last a few days here in the desert heat and the strong winds coming down from the mountains strip the pedals away quickly.
It always makes me think of my mother