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“Dream in colours, for hues are vibrant. Paint each day with a smile. In days of past, don’t grieve; Make new deposit to the pleasant memory bank! Let your life be a reason for others to LIVE.” ― Somya Kedia Once more, the effects of the black background surprised me. When I selected this carnation from a bouquet, I did so because I saw some potential for a very ‘punchy’ image. The… Read More

“Gardening is akin to writing stories. No experience could have taught me more about grief or flowers, about achieving survival by going, your fingers in the ground, the limit of physical exhaustion.” ― Eudora Welty Here’s another addition to my collection of spring flowers from the garden. It’s becoming a bit of a series that I’m considering naming “Facing the Flowers”. This particular tulip came, as many of our flowers of late have,… Read More

“Everyday gratitude sweetens what appears flavorless and brightens all that appears dim.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree The floral photography adventure continues. As I keep making these images, I’m trying a few different techniques. In this instance, the blossoms were at the end of a long stalk. Including the stalk lengthwise made the photo, and the plant itself look awkward. So, I spun the plant around and photographed it end-on. A further challenge… Read More

“Always be friendly, always be kind, Like the most beautiful flower that you can find.” ― Debasish Mridha This image is a switch back to some of my earlier floral images. I went back through older images that I have not had the opportunity to edit  and found this one of a gerbera that was part of a larger floral arrangement. I had a hard time with this one, as the coral colour is… Read More

“The columbine and iris bowed down to make way for bolder sprays of red valerian, and a mingled profusion of clustered Canterbury bells and sweet william, pale blues and pinks intertwined, danced at the feet of more stately spears of deep-purple foxglove and monkshood.”  ― Susanna Kearsley On the trend of pinks and pastels, yet another beautiful native spring flower, the Wild Columbine (aquilegia canadensis), is found on rocky outcrops in the Bancroft,… Read More