Sunday, October 18, 2009

shadows and reflections and the montauk daisy


please click on photo to see daisy up close



it was supposed to rain all day yesterday so I was surprised, to say the least, when I walked into the kitchen and found sunlight pouring through the window. the common name for this beautiful flower is montauk daisy, after the fact that they can be found in abundance on the east end of long island. I remember my brother telling me they grow particularly well out there because of the way the wind blows in that part of the island forming them into full and bushy plants with lots of flowers. I tend to believe this having seen the daisies out east, they do look like this compared to the ones in other parts of long island where they tend to be more straggly looking. whatever the case may be, you can read more about them here.

todays post is part of newtown area photo's "weekend reflections" meme hosted by james as well as hey harriet's "shadow shot sunday" meme hosted by tracy. please pop over to their highlighted links to see more shadows and reflections or you may even want to join in the fun and post some of your own!

17 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Daisies, gourd and stones,
what stories can you tell me
from your window perch?

My Shadow Shot

James said...

I really like this picture. I can't really explain why but it gives me a sense of peace.

bobbie said...

A beautifully composed photo. i love the daisies.

Ian France said...

This is a beautiful photo - such contrast from cars on a highway during a rainy autumn day! keep it up :D

Sylvia K said...

Perfect, Lily! Beautiful daisy -- love them! And there is a real sense of peace about the shot. Can't explain it either, but that's the feeling I get and it's a good one so I'll keep it for the day!

Happy SSS!

Sylvia

Kitty said...

ha, I hadn't heard of the name before. How interesting?

I notice a lot more wildflowers of late, out here in Brooklyn. I think it's just a growing aesthetic.

cieldequimper said...

Very good idea! Lovely windowsill!

koala said...

Such an lovely image to have at home.

Paz said...

very nice.

paz

mari said...

I don't know why but I love daisies. More than most flowers. I think they're so simple, yet so bright, delightful. Great shot!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love daisies too. Lovely colours, shadows and reflections in this photo

Alexa said...

Lovely daisies and lovely shadows too! I've been surprised by our local weather all weekend!

Marka said...

A wonderful photo to brighten the day! (especially after the grey, damp ones we've had of late)

awarewriter said...

Oh, I like this one.

Pietro said...

Beautiful composition, Lily. It looks like a painting.

Hey Harriet said...

What a sweet view of your kitchen window area. Sunshine is always a nice thing to wake up! I like that Montauk Daisy. We have ones here that look very much like that but I'm not sure if they share the same name or not. The reflections of the daisy in the window are so soft and pretty!

Daryl said...

what a lovely little tabletop still life