Ed Lehming Photography


“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. “ – Pablo Picasso The Yellow Coneflowers literally quiver in the slight breeze, their delicate petals, like small yellow rags, seem to barely hang on. Such is the scene in a local field, where Yellow Coneflowers are common. Even the gentle breeze of a hot summer day create movement in these flowers. It’s very nice… Read More

“Happiness is not a thing – it is a feeling; a way of joyful living and being. It comes from inner fulfilment and appreciating the world you live in.”  ― Rasheed Ogunlaru I could not think of a more suitable title for this studio image of a purple coneflower from my garden. As I look at the flow of the petals and the incredible order of the disk florets, glowing in the light…. Read More

“Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance.”  ― Rodney A. Winters As a continuation to yesterday’s post “Beginnings“, here’s a mature coneflower blossom. I struggled for a title for this and fell back to just the name of the plant. The intent was to come up with a name for the image that reflected the character of the plant. As those who follow my blog regularly would… Read More

“Maybe I don’t have enough beginnings in my life because I fought against the endings that were about to birth those beginnings.”  ― Craig D. Lounsbrough As I surveyed my gardens this morning, I noticed that several of my purple cone flowers were already in full bloom, a nice change from last year when heat and drought caused them to put out very small, underdeveloped flowers, just big enough to produce some scant… Read More

  “If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” ― Steve Maraboli I may just start a series called “Common Flowers in a Different Light”. Since I started experimenting with this studio technique, I’ve found myself… Read More