Red geraniums always remind me of the beautiful window boxes in France. Striking clusters of beauty against the backdrop of brick and mortar.
I purchased a pot of red geraniums to add some color to our yard. Here they are!
Photo 1: A Pot of Red Geraniums
Photo 2: Red Geraniums
Photo 3: Bright and beautiful
As is customary when I have a striking bunch of gladioli, I was out in the back yard with my camera trying to capture their beauty. Being so focused on the task at hand I was rather surprised when a cobweb strand appeared in my view and then I noticed the little golden visitor too!
Photo 1: Golden visitor on Red Gladiolus
Photo 2: Hiding
Photo 3: Reappearing
It’s a stunningly beautiful morning in Northern California today. As my children excitedly anticipate the start of the summer break the mood is jovial and we pay attention to little details on the school run. We spotted a swallowtail butterfly fluttering between the emerging white agapanthus and its wings were catching the morning sunlight. There is so much we can be thankful for and these small moments remind me about the joy to be found in living.
Photo 1: Be thoughtful. Be Kind. Be Considerate.
Photo 2: There are small moments of beauty in every day of you choose to find them.
Photo 3: Each new day is an opportunity to try again!
Photo 4: Surround yourself with positive people who nurture your dreams!
Reading my children’s yearbooks and seeing all the good wishes made me want to share them too – so HAGS to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere and HUGS to everyone in the South!
Went out to the park searching for autumnal shades. There was not much variety however as I think the scorching heat moves the foliage from dead to crisp rather quickly. The leaves seem to simply whither and fall. So I guess this is Fall in full throttle.
Photo 1: Sunlight on an Autumn leaf
Photo 2: Fall in yellow
Photo 3: Fall in Red
Photo 4: Fall softly
Photo 5: Fallen leaf
Photo 6: Leaf in Colour
Photo 7: Leaf in Black and White
Bought these red Anthuriums in a little pot. They have such a simple yet elegant shape. A woman behind me at the checkout told me that it was the only flower her father could ever recall the name of because he liked them so much. As a result when he died they had a red and white Athurium design printed on a blanket to drape over his casket. Flowers can touch us in so many ways…
Photo 1: Red Anthuriums
Photo 2: Bud and bloom
Photo 3: Anthurium curves
Photo 4: Side by side
Photo 5: On the edge
I am so grateful to have the space to pursue something I love and now I have taken the plunge to see whether it can make me an income as well by launching an artist website today. Taking photographs of flowers is my passion. It energizes and invigorates me like nothing else. It fuels my soul and focuses my chi.
Photo 1: Swallowtail Butterfly on red Yarrow
The photo above is my latest upload on to the site. The one below of the white Agapanthus is my first sale!
Photo 2: New Beginnings
If you are feeling so inclined I would really appreciate some comments on the images I uploaded on the site.
My photos appear to be popular as floral greeting cards so I am planning to print some batches as well. I still have so much to learn but I am thoroughly enjoying the journey!
Thanks for your support!
Sometimes a bud forms in such a eye-catching way that I can stay captivated by it for quite a while. This red rosebud in our back yard is a case in point.
Photo 1: Red Rosebud on blue
Photo 2: Rosebud and morning light
Photo 3: Rosebud on pink
Photo 4: Rosebud and droplets
Photo 5: Red Rosebud calling
Having fun with a red Gerbera and some solar effects to produce a pop art image. The first shot was red then I used a solar effect and changed hues to produce the different two-tone versions. Finally I removed some colour ranges completely to produce the blue flower. One photo, many faces…
Photo 1: Gerbera Daisy Pop Art
Photo 2: Red Gerbera original shot
Photo 3: Gerbera solar red
Photo 4: Gerbera solar green
Photo 5: Gerbera solar orange
Photo 6: Gerbera blue
Photo 7: Gerbera Daisy Pop Art half
In our house I am the mondegreen queen which usually causes my husband distress but I see my son is prone to it too. The first time I heard Boy George singing ‘Karma Chameleon’ I was sure I heard ‘Come a Camellia’, nevertheless I do love Camellias so it worked for me. The Camellias are now blooming in rapid succession and deserve a song of their own.
Photo 1: Camellia in Red
Photo 2: Come a Camellia
Photo 3: Camellia in bud
Photo 4: Camellia Chorus
Photo 5: Camellia Sings
When tulips start to fade and the petals fall from the flowers, they can still be fun to photograph.
Photo 1: Interlocking Red Tulip Petals
Photo 2: Red Tulip Petal Flames
Photo 3: Red Tulip Petal Waves
Photo 4: Red Tulip Petal Necklace
Photo 5: Red Tulip Petals on Moss
Photo 6: Red Tulip Petal Teeth
Photo 7: Red Tulip Petals Gathering