Flowers

Cleome Pop

Last year, I found an old pack of “variety” seeds in the garage amongst my grandmother’s belongings. It was old and the packaging had turned brown but I thought, “What the heck?”, and tossed them in one of my plant beds in the back yard. I was surprised when one seed popped a fragile green sprout through the soil and steadily transformed into a large, beautiful, swirling display of flowery fireworks. I later learned this majestic beauty was called a “Cleome”. I enjoyed it and its cascading fuchsia blooms for several months.

A few weeks go, I noticed little seedlings popping up in that same bed and all along the back of the house. I recognized the leaf instantly and excitedly began to anticipate dozens of these beautiful things blessing my back yard with their beauty. One of them, the largest of the bunch, began to pop open its blooms a few days ago. #giddy

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“Cleome Pop”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/250th sec., 104.2 mm

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A Floral Abstraction

“God is an artist.”
–Pablo Picasso

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“A Floral Abstraction”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/250th sec., 62.4 mm

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Creation’s Glory

…every earth lover must keep saying with all the sincerity and affection we can muster, “May God make this world as beautiful to you as it has been to me.”
― David James Duncan

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“Tilt-a-Whirl”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/250th sec., 62.4 mm

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For Love

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.”
–Alfred Tennyson

"For Love",  Nikon D700, ISO 400, f/2.8 at 1/200th sec., 200mm

“For Love”, Nikon D700, ISO 400, f/2.8 at 1/200th sec., 200mm

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Another Day

The heart doth recognise thee,
Alone, alone! The heart doth smell thee sweet,
Doth view thee fair, doth judge thee most complete,—
Though seeing now those changes that disguise thee.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
A Dead Rose

Today’s photo is one I shot downtown earlier this year, but hadn’t gotten around to editing until just recently. This is one of those cases where I knew exactly how I wanted to process the photo or, rather, how I wanted it to look once it was processed. More precisely still, I had a good idea of what I wanted the photo to communicate, paired with a stanza of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s beautiful, reflective poem, A Dead Rose.

"Another Day", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/6400 sec., 50 mm

“Another Day”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/6400 sec., 50 mm

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Michelle

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”
— Charlotte Whitton

I chose today’s photo from my library in acknowledgement of reconnecting with a former Utah coworker and friend, who also happens to be a fellow photo enthusiast. I can’t say exactly why — and I hope she’s not offended by this — I feel like this photo and its colors somehow suit her. The quote certainly fits, as I often found her smiling face to be the sun that blotted out the shadow that was behind her.

I hope you enjoy the photo.

"Michelle", Nikon D800, ISO 800 f/10 at 1/200sec., 300mm

“Michelle”, Nikon D800, ISO 800 f/10 at 1/200sec., 300mm

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A Passionate Nature – Free Desktop Wallpaper

The flower of the Passion fruit vine (Passiflora edulis) is one of my favorites. Delicate, intricate and exotic, it embodies the fullness and diversity of Creation. That’s just my opinion, of course, but I feel pretty passionate about it. 🙂

I’ve made this hi-res 2560×1708 image available for you to use as a desktop wallpaper. Download it by reverse clicking on the image below and choosing to save it to your computer. I hope you like it.

"A Passionate Nature", Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 130mm

“A Passionate Nature”, Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 130mm
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Lily Light

“Anything you can do to make the world a more beautiful place is worth trying.”
Dorian Cirrone, Prom Kings and Drama Queens

"Lily Light", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.0 at 1/1250 sec., 50mm

“Lily Light”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.0 at 1/1250 sec., 50mm
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Light, Waiting to Fade

“I never loved a tree or flower,
But ’twas the first to fade away.”

— Thomas Moore, The Fire Worshippers

"Light Waiting to Fade", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 50mm

“Light Waiting to Fade”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 50mm
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Flowery Fashion

“You’d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap.”
― Steven Tyler

Here’s another photo from my day at the Epcot Center Flower and Garden Festival. Enjoy…

"Flowery Fashion", Nikon D800, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 160mm

“Flowery Fashion”, Nikon D800, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 160mm
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