Ed Lehming Photography


“Spring is a time of firsts . There is always a first blossom, a first leaf, or a first new growth. After months of watching things fade away, firsts are so refreshing.” – Ed Lehming Last week, as I was out taking photos of an early blooming patch of Hepatica. Since I was shooting with my macro lens, I was up close to the ground and paying close attention to the area… Read More

“The beauty of any first time is that it leads to a thousand others…”  ― Pico Iyer This was the end of November, the first significant snowfall, enough to dust the ground in white and remain well into the day. It was also the last day of any noticeable foliage. The last leaf had fallen to the ground, adding to the blanket of rusty browns. It’s yet another transition time in the forest,… Read More

“She was pure, it was true, as he had never dreamed of purity; but cherries stained her lips.” ― Jack London In this year’s theme of ‘firsts’, here’s yet another. The first white peony made its appearance in  my gardens this morning. These white peonies hold a special place in our family, having been passed do from my wife’s grandmother. It’s an interesting blossom, being a beautiful pure white, with a tiny… Read More

“Firsts are best because they are beginnings.” ― Jenny Han The firsts keep coming. This time the first Clematis blossom, from our front flower bed. The first bloom has usually occurred around prom/graduation time, and has been prominent in many photos of our kids as they prepared for these events. Graduations and proms are becoming not so distant memories and now the first flower is simply there for us to enjoy and… Read More

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” ― Masaru Emoto This week seems to be a day of firsts. Earlier, I posted an image of the first Bloodroot blossom of the year. This image, of a Red Admiral… Read More

“Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end…because in the end, it shows you a whole new world !! Make an attempt..” ― Manoj Arora This was, in fact, the first wildflower I photographed, five years ago, when I got my first DSLR. Not this actual plant, but a chicory blossom. It was also the beginning of my journey into… Read More