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Be gentle with yourself

Sometimes life hurls moments at you that are uncomfortable to process – things that hurt you and that we would prefer to be outside the realm of our life experiences. My father passed away last month only a couple of years after my mom and they had been married for half a century. Yesterday was their anniversary and a stark reminder that they are no longer here but the day also triggered memories of happy times celebrating with them.

A friend sent me a note that simply said “be gentle with yourself” – I found it both profound and comforting in my time of grief and it inspired the name of this image.

“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” Max Ehrmann

Photo 1: Be Gentle

Rose soft two tone

Featured Floral Photographs

This year has gotten off to a great start as I take my floral photography to the next level. I have entered several competitions and submitted my work to a number of groups on Fine Art America.

I am thrilled to have been featured several times including two featured on the same day! Here they are:

Photo 1: ‘Floating Water Lily’ featured on ‘Images that excite you’ group

water-lily

Photo 2: ‘Orchid Spray’ featured on ‘Flowers on Black’ Group

orchid-white-pink-spray

Photo 3: ‘Gerbera on Black’ featured on ‘Your very best photography’

Gerbera Orange on Black low res

Photo 4: ‘Seeds of Wonder’ featured on ‘Nuts, seeds and berries’ group

Dandelion head open

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Fuchsias in Bloom

The flower that inspired a name for a color. The first two images were taken of a plant growing in a pot on a main road in Monterey, California. The third image is from the garden next door. Wherever they grow they provide a vibrant and eye-catching display.

Photo 1: Fuchsias in Bloom

Fuschia pair

Photo 2: Little dancing Fuchsias

Fuschsias 2

Photo 3: Fuchsia next door

Fuchsia

 

Playing in the Poppies

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

Poppy bud under bloom

Photo 2: Peaceful Poppy

White Poppy on purple

Photo 3: Playing in the Poppies

Poppies red and white

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!

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