All in a day’s ventures…

Such fun driving around seeing all the new flowers coming into bloom.  Regardless of the rain…the yards are beginning to show signs of waking up in color.  The green grass is now highlighted with orchids of all colors.  Iris’ are arriving along with the rhododendrons and azaleas.  Here are a couple of my favorite shots from the day.

Leave me a note and let me know which ones you are enjoying!

Here is my entry for the Gardening Gone Wild May 2011 Photo Contest

I have been so busy lately that I have not taken the time to make an entry for the past month or so.  Being busy is a great thing, taking photographs and creating “treasures” to show my work.  The link here will take you to the contest for May that I am entering.  The more I enter these contests, the more I learn and am able to share and gain knowledge of this wide open field of photography.  Learning from the masters is priceless to me.

Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contests – May 2011

This months contest is all about lighting using macro lens work.  I think I will choose this shot as I love the way the sun plays with the orange petals of the azalea.  The macro lens allows you the up close and personal look at the inner workings of the anthers courtesy of mother nature.  The light plays off the petals and the contrast between the blue sky and the orange of the flower is striking.

Each one a true wonder —

Have you ever noticed when you look, I mean really look at a tulip – just how truly wonderful they are?  Each one has it’s own unique blend of colors.  You have to look intensely at every single petal, and you will see the markings of a genius with a paintbrush.  Although they may seem all yellow or all red or a combination of both.  When you really look – each one is as individual as we are.  Fingerprints in the petals, all shapes and sizes and each one blooms just when it is supposed to.  One more reason to love looking at nature through my lens.