I is for Intricate.............
This sweet little Lady Slipper Wildflower is one of my favorites.
They are actually part of the orchid family and it is the state wildflower for my state.
Their unique shape is said to resemble a lady's slipper, hence the name.
This image was taken last spring. I rarely see them as we walk in the woods, but last year they were quite prolific and I was overjoyed by this beautiful gift.
This past spring was late and very wet, and there were only a few that bloomed. Their colors were very dull - so pale they were almost white.
If you click on the picture to view the larger one, all the intricate details in this little beauty will be visible - all the veins and the fine hairs.
There was a fine thread of a spider's web that needed to be cloned out of the leaves above the bloom. I never noticed it when I took the photo, but it was quite evident during the processing.
That Mother Nature - she really outdoes herself sometimes!
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