Flowers Will Bloom Again

Posted on February 26, 2014. Filed under: Photography, Plants | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Daylilly

Daylilies will flash their bright smiles bringing joy to the spirit.

 

 

 

 

Chamomile

Chamomile will calm the nerves for sweet sleep.

Bee Balm

 

 

 

Bee balm will sooth the pollinators and humans alike.

Winter will end indeed.

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Zephyr Lily

Posted on September 1, 2013. Filed under: Photography, Plants, Poetry | Tags: , , , , |

Plants - Zephyr Lilly

Stretch

Reach

Open

Attract

Revel

Even the zephyr lily offers life lessons.

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Purple Coneflower

Posted on August 5, 2013. Filed under: Photography, Plants, Poetry | Tags: , , , |

Plants - Purple ConeflowerConeflower in its prime

Summer must be past its prime

An echo of human life

Did I pass my prime?

Good to ask the question…

Maybe not.

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Ligularia Coming Into Bloom

Posted on July 14, 2013. Filed under: Philosophy, Photography, Plants | Tags: , , , , |

Photos - Ligularia 1

Who says God is stern and serious?

I see His sense of humor all around me.

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Photography Gone Wild

Posted on July 11, 2013. Filed under: Photography, Plants | Tags: , , , |

Photography - special effects day lilly

I have more fun in 30 minutes with a camera in the garden than just about anything else.  Right now it is irresistible to use my cameras every day at least for a few minutes.  This was an experiment with the Posterization Picture Effect in my Sony camera which creates a high contrast, abstract look by heavily emphasizing primary colors.  I just call that outrageous, wild fun!

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The World is my Bee with a Macro Lens!

Posted on June 15, 2013. Filed under: Art, Photography | Tags: , , , , , |

Photography - Macro bee   I was happily snapping away the other evening, experimenting with both my macro lens and a nifty flash unit that allows me to change the intensity of the light.  The bees were doing their work nearby, but I was moving so slowly I thought I wouldn’t disturb them.  This guy, however, wanted at the false indigo I was shooting and he didn’t mind the flashing nor the lens really close to him!  So I got to shoot him and observe him work.  He appeared to be sucking nectar and loading up his legs with pollen.

Photography - Macro chive flower

This is the flower of a chive plant.  I discovered that the tips of the petals go in all kinds of lovely directions almost suggestive of underwater movement.  Also I never noticed before that they have darker purple stripes on the petals.

Photography - Macro iris bud

Lastly I bring you the bud of an iris flower.  Its surface is so complex, shimmering as it is just about to open and reveal what all those lines and colors will be.  I love to see buds of things close up.  They are often packages with semi-revealing wrapping like this.

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Giant Alliums Emerging

Posted on May 19, 2013. Filed under: Photography, Plants | Tags: , , , , |

Plants - Giant Alliums 1

The giant alliums are up and just about bursting.  Today was a good day to get out the macro lens and get up close and personal.  They are just breathtaking!

Plants - Giant Alliums 2

Just imagine what showstoppers they’ll be when fully open!

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