US Independence Day

I was walking through Sugar House Park earlier today and this – the back of a lawn chair – caught my eye as fulfilling my need for a photo properly themed for today’s post.

Wishing my US readers a happy July 4th. May we cherish the liberties – both real and imagined – that we celebrate!

WARNING: July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year in US animal shelters due to pets running away from fear of fireworks. Please protect your pets and keep them inside if your celebration includes fireworks!

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/500 sec at f/8, 35 mm


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Yellow Tulips & My First Haiku Attempt

The tulips bloom:
sputter out.

This isn’t a new photograph, but it is the one that pretty much marks the beginning of my love affair with photographing tulips. One of the things I most look forward to each spring is the appearance of the gorgeous tulips that grow so prolifically in the yards of Salt Lake Valley homes, parks and gardens. They are a reminder that we’ve reached the few months of reprieve from the cold. Along with the daffodils, hyacinths and crocus, they burst forth in a beautiful display of color, igniting the landscape all too briefly.


This image is available as a 100% cotton bi-fold greeting card.

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