Macro Monday: close-up of pink grass and its seeds

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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on each photo for a larger view.

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I love the look of pink grass, with its long hairy stems and its bright colors. I’ve featured pink grass before but today I wanted to show you a few close-ups. Here’s what decorative pink grass (and not pink) looks like as a whole. This is technically called Pennisetum setaceum ‘Fireworks’ (Variegated Purple Fountain Grass).

Macro Monday: pink grass
Macro Monday: pink grass

And here it is closer. Best use I’ve found for it? Tickling people’s necks. Works every time.

Macro Monday: close-up of pink grass
Macro Monday: close-up of pink grass
Hairy pink grass seeds
Hairy pink grass seeds
Pink grass seeds
Pink grass seeds

A Word A Week Challenge: Arch

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Today I’m participating in the A Word A Week Challenge. This week’s theme is “arch”.  I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

I’ve been waiting for an appropriate photo challenge theme to feature the photos below, and I think arch is just perfect. I love the tall pink grass with its lovely seeds and how they swing gently in the breeze. They get so tall they arch down from the weight. They ‘re a challenge to photograph because the background isn’t always what I want, but I love their pink color and the many arches they create. This type of grass is technically called Pennisetum setaceum ‘Fireworks’ (Variegated Purple Fountain Grass).

A Word A Week Challenge: Arch - pink grass
A Word A Week Challenge: Arch – pink grass
A Word A Week Challenge: Arch of pink grass seed pods
A Word A Week Challenge: Arch of pink grass seed pods