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I always love finding new flowers to photograph. Something I have never seen before always piques my interest. Several years ago I saw these tiny little purple flowers growing along the edge of the woods where we live. I started photographing them and looking for them every year. And the flowers returned every year. Always blooming in the same little area of the woods. Never seeming to spread. I assumed these flowers… Read More

We love to try to grow plants all around our home. The plant we have added to our yard which has grown most strongly has been this flowering cherry tree. I don’t even know how long this tree has been growing outside out house now. It has grown large and it has grown strong. This means every year if nothing else I have an opportunity to try my hand at creating new… Read More

I don’t know if the type of flower that is the subject of this photograph is evident in this image. And maybe that is exactly the point. Getting a nice close up look at a Peony flower blossom dissolves the type of flower we are looking at. It renders it into petals and shapers and textures. Perhaps completely unidentifiable if you are not an expert. Enjoy the image for the beauty, the… Read More

Fringed Polygala. I never knew these tiny little flowers existed until I moved to where we live now. These tiny little wildflowers grow in the same area at the edge of our woods every year. The Fringed Polygala never seem to expand or grow larger. They never seem to fill in more space. They grow in small groups and as individuals. Fringed Polygala flowers pop up in seemingly random locations. They will… Read More

My favorite flowering tree is the Dogwood. I especially like the wild variety. Non cultivated. Growing in the forest. The Dogwoods is one of the earliest flowering trees I see in the spring. Blossoms on the trees are fleeting. If you don’t pay attention and look for them you may not ever see them. The flower of a Dogwood tree is relatively large. And the flower spreads out and curves. Dogwood flower… Read More

I love these tall stalks of wildflowers that pop up everywhere in the spring. I like trying to isolate a single flower or one cluster of flowers in an image. The flowers are in the process of fully blooming on this cluster of the Dames Rocket. The way the flowers are all a slightly different shade of purple as each individual blossom unfurls and develops. This helps give the photo a little… Read More

Daffodils are good early spring flowers. Often one of the earliest perennial flowers to emerge and bloom. I don’t usually plant Daffodils. At our house we have come by them in a fun and unexpected way. Daffodil bulbs have apparently been dug up and replanted over time by various animals. So it has been fun to discover where these Daffodils should happen to pop up. I think that is one of the… Read More

I have enjoyed photographing Columbine flowers a variety of times over the years. The Columbine blossoms can be very interesting to photograph close up. The blossom of a Columbine protrudes from the center in multiple directions. This creates an opportunity to be really selective in ones focus. Getting in close and focusing with a shallow depth of field on one specific part of the flower creates a small slice of focus. Then… Read More

Tiny little flowers. They can be so interesting. These Bluets sometimes seem to just pop up through the ground at random. There are some areas where they push up through the ground one flower her and one flower there. Scattered in a field. Other times the Bluets appear in the landscape in little clusters as featured in this photograph. Photo details: Nikon D300. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/500… Read More

I really like Bleeding Heart flowers. They have such an interesting shape and texture to them. Especially when you look closely at the flowers you can see more subtle shapes. There are more folds and nuance to their form than is immediately obvious. I have been trying to grow a Bleeding Heart plant at my house for some time now. The Bleeding Heart plant does return every year, but it never seems… Read More

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