Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

This morning, I took my s-i-l on a walk through “my” park.  To my joy, I saw drifts of wildflowers in the forested area as well as some evidently uncomfortable in crowds, blooming shyly on their own or with only a friend or two.  Although it’s quite muddy, tomorrow morning will find me properly dressed for a walk on one of the dirt trails that meanders close to the river, carrying my Nikon as well as my phone.  I didn’t get very far off the path this morning, but here are a few of my finds.

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Perhaps wood anemones?

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Happy Easter!

Posted: April 16, 2017 in flowers
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Descano Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, California, isn’t as big as Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, which I visited during my visit two years ago, but it’s large, beautiful, and much less expensive.  My daughter suggested I go there the last day of my visit and am I glad I did!  I spent well over two hours walking, smelling, sitting, changing lenses on my Nikon, and taking photos with my iPhone.  It was such a wonderfully overwhelming experience that I finally reached the point at which I could not take one more photo or linger in one more garden area!

This shot qualifies for Sally’s theme of “Macro” this week. I like it because it looks as though the flower is sticking its tongue out or the doctor or dentist said, “Say ahhhh.”

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On Monday, I like to participate in Sally’s mobile photography challenge, open to anyone who takes photos with a non-traditional camera, as my phone/camera goes with me everywhere.  The first Monday’s theme is “Nature” and, having been to Yosemite, my natural tendency was to go with something spectacular from there.  After all, what isn’t spectacular there?

But, southern California having a very different climate from that of the Chicago area, nature is also everywhere in the city even now, a juxtaposition I enjoyed greatly, as with the exotic beauty of this bird of paradise bloom against the neutral-colored background of a Spanish-themed apartment complex: city and nature, striking and subdued. Perhaps if you live there, their beauty becomes passé, but to winter-jaded eyes, they were a glorious sight.

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These days, spring comes closer, only to flirtatiously retreat, leaving me craving color.  That desire lures me deep into the heart of a flower this week with this macro shot.  Dive in with me. Drown in color! Who knows what you’ll find in the heart.

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La Fleur

Posted: March 3, 2017 in flowers
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Dappled

Posted: February 14, 2017 in Miscellaneous, Nature
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I’d like to mention the editing for this shot, but as it was done a few months ago on my iPad, I don’t recall.  You’ll just have to enjoy it without further edification.  🙂

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