Living The Seasons

Finding Beauty and Laughter Everywhere

My neighbors act as my muse, as they have for artists before me. In this case, my neighbors porch beckoned with its bright flowers against a big porch.

Neighbors as Muse

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Sunflowers truly look like a sky with a thousand suns. Their bright yellow heads follow the light, reminding us that we too should follow the light of our lives.

Sunflowers In Virginia

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While photographing the bees with my camera, I’ve observed how they attempt to knock each other off the flowers. I imagine it’s a survival technique – if the flower is good, why should they try a different one even though others are nearby without competiton?…

Bee Chases Bee

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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,…

Perfect Peony

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Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. – President Franklin D. Roosevelt . # # # I’ve loved this photo for years. It wasn’t very good, but the emotions when I saw…

Memorial Day Observance

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Gardening, like many other things in life, makes us all into philosophers. The lessons learned become lessons for the rest of our life. The question is – are we paying attention to it?

Plato in the Peonies

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