“We each have a platform, access to tools, a change we’d like to make in the world around us. We each have a chance to connect, to see, to lead.” Seth Godin
This message inspired me this week to keep doing work that matters. When enough people care, beautiful things can happen in the world.
Flowers remind me of this hope.
Photographing daisies bring to mind carefree, happy days in the sunshine so I combined two of my favorites to produce one that expressed this hope visually.
May hope bloom where you are too!
Photo 1: Hope Blooms
Photo 2: A fresh start
Photo 3: Bloom where you are
The post Mother’s Day sale on blooms was irresistible so I just had to buy a pot of purple tulips. Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did!
Photo 1: Purple Tulips
Photo 2: Tulip Time
Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s day is usually brimming with pretty pink things and loads of gorgeous blooms. Lately I’ve heard advertisers pushing the “let’s give Mom something more long lasting than flowers” line. I love gifts – who doesn’t? What they fail to realize though is that there is infinite joy in the moment of receiving a beautiful bloom – whether it’s in elegant and sophistically wrapped bunches or a posey of wild flowers!
Photo 1: A foxglove from my neighbor’s garden
Yes flowers are fragile and have a defined life span but so do we and there is beauty in that too and an opportunity to take a moment to reflect and be grateful for the magnificent way we are constructed and how wonderfully we are made!
Photo 2: Foxy pink Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea), pretty and poisonous
Wishing all Moms a fabulously florally Mother’s Day!
Every now and then I get asked to produce a floral image with a specific tone or theme. My current project was a request to use green blooms. I decided to opt for green carnations and combined them with some white roses from my garden. This is the result.
Photo 1: Roses, Carnations and vases
Photo 2: White Roses and Green Carnations
The ever resilient rose bushes are greeting Spring enthusiastically and are bursting with buds. A few of the sights from the garden this week.
Photo 1: Rosebud
Photo 2: Rose on the rise
Photo 3: First bloom
The roses are certainly on the rise and I am expecting some magnificent blooms.
The joyous sight of Spring blossoms announcing that winter is drawing to a close. These are a few dotted around our neighborhood.
Photo 1: Spring is blossoming
Photo 2: Blossom and bud
Photo 3: Hope springs eternal
Photo 4: Spring blossom profusion
My favorite time of the year. The sights and sounds of Christmas. So since I’m in a festive mood here are some reds and whites from the floral kingdom.
Photo 1: Festive Dahlia
Photo 2: White Orchids
Photo 3: Red Dahlia
Photo 4: Red Orchids
Photo 5: Speckled red orchids
Happy Holidays everyone!
We’ve had some very welcome rain in California this week! Thrilled for my garden and especially the roses that have bloomed beautifully and bravely through the drought.
Photo 1: Morning Rose
Photo 2: Pink Rose
Photo 3: Just pretty
Photo 4: Rosey
There are few better ways for a floral photographer to celebrate a birthday as being surrounded by exotic flowers with camera in hand and time to spare.
My lovely family took me along to the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco and I spent a few happy hours bonding with the beautiful blooms.
Photo 1: Orchid
Photo 2: Hibiscus
Photo 3: White Orchid
Photo 4: Yellow Cattleya orchids
The walk home after the bustling activity of the school run is my time for some quiet reflection and focusing my mind for the day. What’s great when I get home is that the wonders in the garden greet me and there is always something to see and make me grateful for being here.
Photo 1: Rose blooming
Photo 2: Memorable rosey moment
Photo 3: Glowing rose
Photo 4: Opening rose
Photo 5: Musing Society Garlic