It’s no surprise that Rudbeckia hirta, more commonly called black-eyed-Susan, is part of the sunflower family. The brightly colored blooms add a spot of brightness to any garden and provide fond memories of Summer.
Photo 1: Black-eyed-Susan Summer dreaming
Photo 2: Black-eyed-Susan bud
Photo 3: Black-eyed-Susan pair
Something I really enjoy about being a Floral Photographer is when people notice blooms that they find appealing then they contact me and either send photos or tell me the location.
I had spotted a patch of poppies close to our home and had taken a few pics but the light was just too bright to do them justice. Then a friend sent me a pic of them and it motivated me to give the Poppy Patch another visit. These photos are the ones I took then.
Photo 1: Poppy Bud under Bloom
Photo 2: Peaceful Poppy
Photo 3: Playing in the Poppies
Some of these images are available for purchase on Fine Art America.
Have a beautiful day and I hope you find time to stop and smell the flowers!
You never know where a new path will lead until you take the first step.
This blog started when I began my journey with a compact camera and started capturing flowers wherever I went. Just for the sheer love of them.
Now I just started a blog featuring my floral photography printed on tote bags. It’s called L’art du Tote simply because French makes everything sound exquisite!
My love of flowers started early and before I started using a camera I used to draw them. The school and university projects I submitted had title pages decorated with leaves and blooms even in Biochemistry class!
That is now many moons ago but I remember those days so clearly and with great fondness. Now my floral images are available for purchase on Pixels.com
It appears that people enjoy seeing uplifting positive images that bring joy to their day and a smile to their faces. I love that my art does that for them because that in turn brings me joy!
Now I can carry my art with me and spread the joy! Others have been sharing their joy with me too and I have received photos of my bags in America, Spain and South Africa too! It is indeed a sweet twist on an unexpected journey that began because flowers make my soul sing.
Wishing all my followers who have kept me motivated a joyful February! I hope you find what you love and love what you do!
Dahlias are remarkably beautiful. They used to grow prolifically in my Grandfather’s garden and the ease of growing such large and striking blooms almost made me take them for granted. After not seeing them in such abundance for several years and then coming across the patch near the San Francisco Conservatory of flowers they were a true joy to behold so I got up nice and close.
Photo 1: Pom Pom Dahlia
Photo 2: Higgledy Piggledy Dahlia
Photo 3: Pink Pom Pom
Photo 4: Dashing Dahlia
Photo 5: Starburst
Photo 6: Red Pom Pom
Photo 7: Red Dahlias in the garden
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
Making art is an expression of who I am.
The wonders I see and experience are a catalyst for creating and sharing.
I make art because the alternative is not an option.
Quote 1: “When passion fuels your destiny, joy will appear!” ~Vanessa Lee Thomas
My morning ritual usually includes reading the latest blog post by Seth Godin. It’s a way to kick my brain into gear and give me food for thought.
His recent post, What is your art? really resonated with me. I produce my art because I want to share something beautiful with the world and because I love it!
I am so grateful to all those who tell me that my art makes them smile and brightens their day. That they think of me when they see flowers. It warms my soul.
Quote 2: “Little deeds are like little seeds, they can grow to flowers or to weeds” ~Daniel D Palmer
Quote 3: “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our lives would change” ~ Buddha
Quote 4: ” Your soul can see the beauty that surrounds you, embrace it!” ~Vanessa Lee Thomas
The long elegant stems of these pink Gladioli were irresistible to me when I was out on a recent shopping trip.
To me they are the one flower that can instantly glam up an ordinary corner in the house. Even as they bend the arching is so graceful it’s like watching a ballerina stretch.
Here are some pics of them.
Photo 1: Graceful
Photo 2: Glamorous
Photo 3: Gorgeous
Photo 4: Eye catching
Photo 5: Elegant