Tag Archives: Flowers

Weekly Photo Challenge: FRESH

I could go out and point the camera at the fresh snow falling right now, but that would be altogether too discouraging. Spring has just sprung, at least by the calendar, and by golly! if the snow hasn’t caught up … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: MINIMALIST

  Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTAINERS, 2

Then there’s a box of stone unexpectedly containing — flowers! It makes me think of a famous haiku by Basho: The temple bell stops. But the sound keeps coming out of the flowers.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WORK OF ART

So which is the work of art? The painting or the flowers? Both of them, of course!

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Happy Christmas to All!

It seems paradoxical that the quintessential Christmas plant comes to North America from the tropics. Yes, the poinsettia’s heat and vivid color originate in Mexico. The cheerful flowers so delighted Joel Roberts Poinsett, first United States Minister to Mexico, that he … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HORIZON

This photograph, for me,  represents two dimensions of the weekly photo challenge, Horizon. First, to me it seems more painterly than photographic, something I have long hoped to achieve but not yet accomplished. Here I feel like I’m at least … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SATURATION

I love love love color, the more saturated the better! It restores my flagging spirits, it makes the world a livelier and more cheerful place, it makes me gasp sometimes for sheer beauty. Perhaps that’s why I love the high … Continue reading

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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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