Ed Lehming Photography


“Seemingly simple but infinitely complex, nature offers new details the closer you look.” – Ed Lehming This week I decided to take a break from mainstream social media, especially Facebook. I’ve found myself overwhelmed by intense and polarized viewpoints. I think much has to do with the physiological effects of the COVID restrictions. It will be some time before the full effects are assessed and understood. I know it’s been challenging for… Read More

“I know it is difficult to believe in your own courage or fortitude when everything inside of you feels weak and shattered. But do not believe what you feel. You will not be easily broken.”  ― Rachel L. Schade This has been a brutal start to spring. April, as you may have noticed from my lack of photos, has presented my with conditions that were just plain dangerous or miserable to be outdoors… Read More

“Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.” – Debby Boone The next stage after the blooming of a flower, is the seed stage. I suppose I was surprised to see several of the Queen Anne’s Lace plants were already at this stage, so early in the season. I call this the “basket” stage. The flowers have been pollinated and the… Read More

“I tried to abandon my tenacity, but I just couldn’t let it go.” ― Tim Fargo The nemesis of dog owners, common burdock, with it’s supernatural ability to stick to fur or cloth and then break into tiny parts when you try to remove them. It’s really quite a fascinating plant, uniquely adapted to transport its seeds far, far, away by attaching to unsuspecting carriers. The tiny, tough, hook-like structures on the… Read More

“Do not allow any negativity or ugliness in your surroundings, or anybody at all, destroy your confidence or affect your growth as a blooming flower. It is very normal for one ugly weed to not want to stand alone.” ― Suzy Kassem The bane of all dog owners and hikers. These ‘stick to everything’ seeds of the common burdock are really quite an ingenious way to transport seeds long distances. For those… Read More

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu As the summer continues, the plants begin to mature and change form. Some wither and dry up, others go to seed, while some continue to flourish till the air cools. This day lily was pretty much the start of my… Read More