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Caged Flowers

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 8 May 2012 in Plant & Nature.

In the Spirit of Silly Tuesday...
The flower gardens at Mammoth Hot Springs area in Yellowstone National Park had to be grown in "cages".

Were they going to escape, you ask? No, they were there to protect them from being eaten by the elk which roam around the Mammoth Hot Springs village.

NIKON D5000 1/125 second F/22.0 ISO 400 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

No, I'm sure these are really "wild" flowers. Happy ST

8 May 2012 6:11am

@Doug: ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great assortment of colour

8 May 2012 7:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

In London, folks are fixing chains to their plants or setting them in concrete. It is not elk they worry about . . . 'Garden Theft' is the latest crime.

8 May 2012 7:21am

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand

LOL Barbara, I wondered if my dogs were running around there somewhere!

8 May 2012 7:56am

@Wendy: ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This reminds me a lot of both the Banff and Jasper townsites! Nicely captured Barbara! ;-)

8 May 2012 11:21am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Must be Texas wildflowers?

8 May 2012 12:13pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful but a little sad that they must be jailed for their own protection.

8 May 2012 12:54pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Well..they are prisoners, but lead a safer life! To be eaten by elk is not a great perspective....

8 May 2012 1:49pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The cages to make an interesting difference in how we perceive the flowers. I can see the necessity though. Nice shot.

8 May 2012 2:59pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

I smile at this and know the reason for the cages, but surprised that it is my stompin ground. So much of what we grow has to have cages here, most trees, except juniper, Irises, Holly hocks and a few other things which I wonder why the deer don't care for them.

8 May 2012 3:20pm

@Joyce: Yep, practically in your back yard. Is that herd of elk still hanging around the Mammoth School? Another shot from your "neighborhood" coming up on Friday.

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great framing ! Happy ST !

8 May 2012 4:28pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

From seeing your title first, I thought, hey, it's silly Tuesday... but they really are in cages. How funny.

8 May 2012 7:00pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great find and beautiful flowers, I have never seen anything like this before. Great composition!

8 May 2012 9:05pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Well, it's better that than no flowers at all. Even though they're in a cage you can still admire their beauty. Interesting and well captured Barbara, I enjoyed! :)

8 May 2012 9:11pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great PoV of these colorful flower beds to give this compo nice depth!

8 May 2012 9:41pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Great shot ... Elk, beware! <grin>

8 May 2012 11:39pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

I thought it was to prevent theft (first idea) :-)) Wonderful flowers and beautiful colors !!!

8 May 2012 11:50pm

@Baldwin VW: What, you think the elk would steal them? Just kidding! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful frame and composition. really image.

9 May 2012 12:03am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful capture and colors!!! WOW!! Love this!

9 May 2012 12:25am

Melissa from Deep South Texas, United States

= ( kinda sad...........plant prison.

9 May 2012 1:21am

@Melissa: Sad, yes, but you made me laugh.

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

That is too funny! caged wildflowers? Now that is silly! Great capture! (pun intended) :)

9 May 2012 3:09am

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

nice colours, perfect shot.

9 May 2012 4:17am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Excellent idea and tittle..way to go...lovely capture

10 May 2012 12:21am

franz from Baden, Austria

how ingenious ... and frustrating - for the elk!

10 May 2012 5:44pm

1/125 second
ISO 400
48 mm (35mm equiv.)