Flora I Have Known

These three leftovers from 2013 all focus on flora. The first is a black-and-white that I like from a path along a nature center. The second is my favorite picture (so far) of one of our roses. The last is from a birch backed by pines in a nearby golf course. Each, in different ways, introduced themselves to me and my lens.

Fern and Handrail

Fern and Handrail


Rose

Rose


Birch

Birch

Woods

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

These words end the 1916 poem by Robert Frost titled The Road Less Taken. It is a thought-provoking poem about the directions our lives can take and the regret or peace we can have about our path. Some would say I have taken the road less traveled, but in reality, for me, it was the only road to travel.

When Pat and I shoot together we often take the roads less traveled. The woods at Blueberry Hill were no exception. Two roads were available to us and we chose to take the one less traveled. It was a quiet, serene journey. The coyotes, fox, deer, and turkeys that call these woods home did not come out to meet us. We each wandered in the directions our eye would take us for a couple of hours; together but on our journeys. We can photograph the same thing, but what we see and try to capture can be quite different.

These photos are some of what caught my eye. They all have one-word titles so your mind can take its own path in viewing them. I did add one picture from a different woods that I wandered into during the same week.

Seed

Seed

Moss

Moss

Birch

Birch

Feather

Feather

Photographer

Photographer

Yes, that’s Pat. Love to hear your thoughts on any paths these photos take you on.

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