Category: Flowers

Perfect Peony

Sometimes I don’t realize that I’ve taken a perfect picture until I get home and start reviewing my work. That was the case with this tree peony. The color, the symmetry, the unfolding of the petals – all made for a rich and luxurious flower, waiting for me to release it to the world. #…

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It’s Beautiful Everywhere

One great thing about spring in Virginia is how pretty it is everywhere. I thought I’d show you what I see as I’m driving around! A word of warning though – these are not drop dead gorgeous shots. They can’t be. The locations are bad and on the days I shot these, so was the…

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What Is Orange?

So what is orange? Orange is warmth and sunlight, whether on my face or basking in a smile from my daughter. Orange is the glory of flowers, showing off their brilliance for all to see and enjoy. It is delicate sunrises and spectacular sunsets. It is fruits and vegetables, lined up gaily, whether for eating or…

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If I Had An Extra Hour. . .

Today’s question is – if I had an extra hour in the day, I would: Work on my photography skills Read Clean the house more frequently (it gets way too dirty for my tastes before we clean it again) I would not: Cook more – cooking once or twice a month works just fine for…

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Hydrangeas in Bloom

. With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? ― Oscar Wilde And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time.  That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking…

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A Fall Walk

I love spending time on the weekends at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Although they’re not big, they have a lot there and it changes every week. More and more I realize though that I don’t go there to think, meditate or even contemplate.  I find that as I wander around with my camera, my brain is…

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