The Miscanthus and the Big, Big Sky

Picking a photo for Gardening Gone Wild’s Photo monthly contest was a challenge. The subject matter for September is ornamental grasses. I took photos of the grass leaves, the seed heads, and from different perspectives and finally settled on the first picture of the Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’. I liked the second picture of the seedheads because of the similar orientation of the seedheads.

Miscanthus and the Big, Big Sky
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’

I like the arcing blades of grass in front of the blue sky and the clouds in the background. What do you think? Does the cloud in the sky resemble a man with a beard?
Feel free to click on the picture for a larger view if you need to!

Synchronized Swaying
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’

The wind was blowing the seedheads back and forth. What I found interesting was the synchronicity of the grass seeds.

11 thoughts on “The Miscanthus and the Big, Big Sky

  1. GardenJoy4Me

    Dear Dave
    They are both great pictures .. and I definetly have a weak spot for miscanthus .. I have a few here .. and they are beauties in the garden .. love that blue sky/white cloud contrast with the grass ! … and of course that finely seeded head(s) of the others .. NICE !!

  2. healingmagichands

    Miscanthus is an amazing grass. I have a picture of a patch of it with some whimsical garden ornaments on the page where my entry is. Your second shot really does actually indicate the wind if you understand how grass responds to it. Beautiful.

    I see the man with the beard, but I also see a ram's head. I love looking at clouds.

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