FOTD: Shooting Stars

These flowers are called shooting stars. Looking at them closely, it is easy to see why. In this photo, their shape is clearer. Taken in my garden on May 22, 2018.  Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 5/27/18.

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FOTD: Anemone

Early spring in my garden brings these lovely white and yellow flowers, anemone sylvestris or wood anemone. Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 5/26/18

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CB&WPC: Muted Flowers

The topic of Cee’s Black & White photo challenge this week is flowers. It works best with strong contrasting two-toned flowers, such as these tulips. The tulips below are actually only one color, but the shadows add contrast to the photo.Perhaps we are so focused on color in photos that we often fail to look […]

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WPC: Twisted

When I saw that the theme of WP’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week was twisted, I immediately thought of two things: trees and cactus. Winter is a good time to photograph twisted branches. Springtime in the parkSometimes even trees need a hug! There’s a bird hiding in this tangle of branches!At Saguaro National Park near […]

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FOTD: Columbines

It’s now the season for columbines! Mine aren’t up yet but I’ve seen them in several other neighborhood gardens. Zoom out: Here’s something I didn’t know: The Colorado State Song is called Where the Columbines Grow. This is a children’s choir singing it (and the video shows beautiful Colorado scenery):  

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FOTD: Pansies

I received two small pansy plants as a gift and planted them in a large pot outside my house: Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 5/22/18.

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