In search of safer clover
My first clover shooting attempts this year came close to “run me over in the clover.” I stopped on the shoulder of I-530 right here in LA (lower Arkansas) to get a couple of quick shots. By the time I rounded the back of the truck to get into shooting position I was questioning my decision making process. Wherever those muthas were going, they were in a big hurry. I got my shots and made it back to the cab with all attachments in place and functioning by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin.
I put the clover shot on Facebook and discovered that I am not alone in greatly admiring our prolific Arkansas roadside clover. With that discovery in hand, I set out to find roadside clover in a less suicidal environment. U.S. Highway 79 west of Fordyce, Arkansas was the ticket. It is a four lane thoroughfare with grassy medians populated with many clover clumps. It also has handy lane crossovers that clover seems to favor. So if on Saturday afternoon, April 19, 2014 you happened to be traveling US 79 in that vicinity and saw some fool crawling around in the median ditch, it was yours truly.
The rewards of ditch crawling were some decent images of clover, some of which you are seeing here. You can see more of the clover pictures on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com. We are showing the wider shots there and the narrower ones, with bees here. Take a gander and we will wait here.
The bees were working the clover well which always makes for interesting closeups if you are willing to grovel in clover. Just in case you are not willing, I did it for you. The following images are yours without grass stains, back aches and shoulder stretches. Please enjoy them to the best of your ability.
Thanks for looking. In this case, we let the bees and the flowers speak for themselves. There’s not much we can add to Mother Nature’s perfection. In this case, she received help from the Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation. We are grateful to both.
Thanks for dropping by,
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