Category Archives: Flowers

Weekly Photo Challenge: POINT OF VIEW

Roses being as voluptuous as they are, they’re usually shown full blown, full face. Is there such a thing as an austere rose? I think so. I think this one is showing off its pure profile. And the elegant purple … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

I recognized right away that I do this — now a horizontal, now a vertical — a lot on a shoot, but I didn’t know quite why. Sure enough, though, responding to the challenge, I see an example of a landscape … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: NOSTALGIA (2)

Old-fashioned flowers in old-fashioned gardens trigger childhood memories. I never saw an impatiens when I was growing up. Now they seem to be ubiquitous. New Guinea conquers Long Island shrubberies! No, I grew up with flowers like cosmos and zinnias, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Chanticleer’s Hidden Secrets, ESCAPE (4)

All good things have to come to an end, and so does our visit to Chanticleer, the glorious gardens of the former Adolph Rosengarten Sr. estate (his firm eventually became part of Merck Pharmaceuticals). In previous posts we entered the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE INTO CHANTICLEER (3)

Nothing like being overwhelmed with beauty, is there? I’m posting more photos from Chanticleer Garden, south of Philadelphia, where we had a blissful escape just last week. (Two previous posts here and here on View have given you brief glimpses: check … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE (2)

Chanticleer Garden, in Wayne PA, is a very special place. You already saw one enchanting corner of it the other day, here. The sprawling grounds are gorgeously landscaped and studded everywhere with sweeps of jewel-like flowers. Everywhere is beauty, everywhere … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ABOVE (4)

Nothing else about the photos pleased me. Not the angle I was able to shoot from, nor the inability to isolate the flowers. There they are, all crammed together in a weedy overgrown bed, scrunched right up against the vinyl … Continue reading

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This year’s Spring: It’s a Quiet Thing —

Spring came slowly this year, and quietly. No blare of trumpets or daffodils, no noisy explosions of azaleas (not yet, at least) — just quietly. Water riffling the pond at Look Park: Pale blossoms timidly unfolding: Winter’s warriors fallen: Spring’s … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Day Makes —-

Twenty-four little hours —   ♪♫♪ ♪♫♪ First photo taken one day, of an azalea considering whether it’s time to bloom or not: And one day later, here’s little azalea all grown up and making her debut! To celebrate the eternal, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: COLOR!

My favorite photography subject of all has made it to this week’s Photo Challenge: COLOR!!!!!!! Here’s what painter Marc Chagall had to say about color: “Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration … Continue reading

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