july 9 pink

July 9 – my fascination with wildflowers continues.  This is with my macro lens, which is good because otherwise you wouldn’t be able to see the awesomeness of this tiny flower.  It’s about 1/2″ across and easy to miss, except for the bright fuchsia-ness of it.    It’s call a Deptford Pink and is related to dianthus.  With the naked eye it looks like a tiny bright pink star.  They do grow on long stalks (about 2 foot tall) so if you’re paying attention, you will see them out there in all the greens of summer.