Cellpic Sunday – 4 October 2020

Fargo, North Dakota.

Fargo is the home of North Dakota State University and those season-wining Bison football teams. As a land grant college, NDSU is also an agricultural research university of some repute.

On the west edge of the campus, a small collection of gardens features plants native to the climate in the upper Midwest. In early September, my wife and I stopped there for a few minutes. I came to the realization after all that Fargo does have a botanical garden, something I have always thought was missing in Fargo. We have stopped here at these gardens on many occasions, but it’s a small plot relative to the much larger gardens we have visited around the country. It’s time I changed my attitude about these beautiful gardens. In an upcoming post, I will feature a gallery of images captured here at this research facility on the campus of NDSU. For now, here’s a teaser.

About the photo: This species is identified as Bracteantha Viscosa. Of course, it couldn’t be something simple like “marigold”.  Captured with my Samsung S20U, this specimen caught my eye, that golden color enhanced by the late afternoon sun. Captured in Automatic mode, the camera chose f/1.8, 1/250 Sec, and ISO-16 to deliver an image that was cropped to the size shown.

John Steiner



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