Posted on March 31, 2015
Florida is an eye-stunning kaleidoscope for flower lovers. Everywhere you turn there are beautiful flowers. I (along with my spouse) visited my photo-blog friend Pat and her husband in Naples, Florida last week. One photo outing we took was to the magnificent Naples Botanical Gardens. The photos below are mostly from there.
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Posted on September 17, 2014
Last week, Pat and I roamed the roads to Lansing to photograph in Michigan State University’s botanical gardens. When we couldn’t find any parking anywhere near the gardens, we roamed the roads back home. Here is a small sample of what we saw.
Posted on September 15, 2014
The zoo was less than expected, but the flower gardens were overwhelmingly beautiful. The first image below expresses my state of mind when I was surrounded by the kaleidoscope of flowers in well-planned and well cared for gardens. While the colors were spectacularly vibrant, I have included one black-and-white rose to emphasize the sensuous beauty of roses. Hope you get a sense of the peaceful power of this place. Enjoy.
Posted on August 12, 2014
The rose, featured today is found in our front yard. Unlike many roses today, our roses are very aromatic; almost intoxicating with their rich perfume. This is how a singular rose transitions through 48 hours. Enjoy and feel free to leave your critiques, comments, and reflections.
Posted on August 1, 2014
I always enjoy the flowers of summer. This summer it seems like the plants are bigger and earlier. The blooms are showing off with vibrant color. Here is a small selection of recent shots of summer flowers. Tomorrow, the bugs of summer.
Posted on July 24, 2014
These four shots were all taken within a few feet of home . . . three at my home and one on Pat’s sidewalk when I dropped her off at her home. Facebook friends will have already seen the last picture; one with which I am very pleased. I don’t give tips on taking good pictures very often, but I will venture out with two very basic and very important tips. The first is be ready. Be ready with your equipment on hand and your mind’s eye looking for images that attract you. The second tip is take a lot of pictures. The more pictures you take, the more familiar you will become with using the tools at your disposal. Like every photographer, you will also learn from mistakes. Careful analysis of your work will help define and clarify your particular point of view; what it is that you get excited about taking pictures.
Well enough tutorial. Here are four pictures with brief brief, explanatory captions.
Posted on June 26, 2014
I love the colloquial Britishism “me mum” for “my mom”. Had a chance to visit my mom in upstate New York recently. She has a beautifully landscaped and maintained corner lot. In the Spring, she has over 1500 daffodils gracing her garden areas. The Hobbit Place is our local nursery/garden shop. They presently have a couple of pine tree topiary – or Michigan cacti – on display. So here are some images from me mum and The Hobbit. 🙂