It's also the season for wood ticks at Condie, and each time I stood after kneeling to take a picture of these low yellow flowers, I picked one or two ticks off my very light (tucked into socks) jeans! So far so good — I seem to have left them all in the field... But the experience has somewhat dampened my enthusiasm for close-to-the-ground shooting! (At least, for the rest of today...)
|Golden Bean - something larger than a tick seems to have taken a bite|
from the flower at right. © SB
Prairie Wildflower: Golden Bean (sometimes called Buffalo Bean, aka Thermopsis rhombifolia)
Location: Condie Nature Refuge, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Dates: May 30, 2014.