Tag Archives: Flowers

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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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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MY NEIGHBORHOOD: Weekly Photo Challenge, Any Way You Want!

Yeah, it’s great to have mobile phones that double as cameras. Or iPads that double as cameras. It’s also great to have cameras, PERIOD. It’s the photos that count, isn’t it? So here’s another photo of “my neighborhood,” stretching that … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DELICATE

I don’t know what kind of flower this is, but it caught my eye among much more lavishly colored and twirled and unfurled spring bulbs last March at the Mount Holyoke Spring Bulb Flower Show. The delicate white petals, almost … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PURPLE (Again)

More conventional, yes — but no less beautiful. There are a myriad purple flowers. Here are just three of my favorites. First up, two strong colors side by side that don’t knock each other out, but simply up the ante: Purple … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUMMER (3)

A single hydrangea head is sufficient to bring summer indoors. If that isn’t flower power, I don’t know what is!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUMMER (1)

First signs of real summer around our little community are hanging baskets dotting porches and decks:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUN

As we all know, to look directly at the sun for too long is to risk blindness. So let us begin the weekly challenge with an indirect look, via these sunflowers: In French, tournesol; in Italian, girasole. In both languages, the flowers … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Last Chance Opportunity

Why last chance? Two reasons. For one, the weekly photo challenge switches tomorrow to another theme. More important perhaps, the fall is rapidly failing. This photo was taken only three days ago. I marveled at it then. Look at the … Continue reading

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