05-20-16 Water speckled hydrangea clusters were filled with personality.
05-01-16 Loved getting up-close & personal with the lovely hydrangea.
02-18-18 The first cherry blossoms of the season are a delight!
A burst of spring
03-16-18 The jubilant tree celebrated its renewed spirit within a warm spring afternoon.
Peach blossom duo
03-05-18 Perfectly timed, the sister peach blossoms unfold into their simple magnificence.
03-05-18 Peach blossoms on Peachtree! .. and unlike their fertile cherry tree cousins, this lovely tree produces bountiful peaches come summer.
Sun shining on peach buds
03-21-15 The Sun broke through the morning fog to shine on the beautiful peach blossoms.
red peach blossoms
03-21-15 A lovely red peach blossom begins its flower to fruit to seed journey.
03-16-18 Sometimes it is necessary to step away from the crowd to accomplish one's life mission.
03-05-18 Cherry blossoms open their magnificent Hearts within the security of strong family bonds.
03-10-18 A bittersweet farewell to the first blossoms on the infertile apple tree. Due to human interference, the blossom's life cycle is disrupted as it will never flow into the fruit and seeds phases.
Pink bud ready to unfurl
10-18-14 Love the sacred geometries present as a flower bud begins the unfurling process into full-bloom.
Simple flower bud
10-11-17 Often trepidation must be conquered before embracing new beginnings.
Fall flower blooms
10-19-14 Fall flowers remind us vibrant life flowers through winter's domant stage.
Bright pink fall flowers
10-18-14 These flowers are filled with magical energy & were insistent they picture was published.
Blooming fall flowers
10-18-14 Cheerful fall flowers brighten the dimming days headed towards the Winter Solstice.
05-15-15 Lovely purple flowers accented many of the garden canisters on The Magnificent Mile.
03-09-16 A collage of brilliant flowers waiting for the bees to work their magic.
Flower with curling petals
03-09-16 The elder brilliant flower relaxes into a job well done with curling petals.
03-09-16 Beauty exudes from the simplicity of the 13-pedal flower.
Flower Circle of Life
03-09-16 An open heart is the prerequisite for new beginnings.
04-12-18 The clematis enveloping the neighborhood mailbox was simply stunning.
03-30-17 The magic within this full-bloom flower was omnipotent, a calling to the Heart. ... and this is what I was doing when the fire began billowing black smoke clouds a mere 1.5 miles away. Later I learned the I-85 bridge collapsed due to the intense fire heat.
Simple mailbox flower
07-25-17 Simple mailbox flowers brighten the neighborhood landscape.
05-08-16 Delicate purple flowers exude the vulnerability inherent within the rebirthing season.
Small purple & yellow flowers
10-21-17 Delicate, small fall flowers whisper good cheer as the days shorten and temperatures cool.
Wild purple flowers
04-02-18 Simple purple flowers decorate the marshes surrounding the lakes within the stormwater management public park.
04-09-18 A solo lavender stem boldly embraces its chaotic urban environment.
04-09-18 When the Heart is open, natural treasures are discovered everywhere, including urban environments!
Simple purple bud
08-18-17 A simple purple bud prepares to make a bold statement.
Tiny purple flower
03-23-16 Though minute in stature, the purple blossom was magnificent spirit.
Simple purple flower
04/11/16 A simple ending to a complex day.
Dainty purple flowers
07-25-17 Dainty, tiny flowers camouflage resilient strength necessary for a brilliant life.
Simple purple bloom
05-03-17 The garden trellises were filled with the lovely purple blooms.
03-28-15 A mythical symbol of simplicity & modesty, the violet reminds us we create our own opportunities.
Flower in wooden fence
10-18-14 A full-bloom flower peeks through the wooden fence.
Crocus bud bows
03-03-17 A lovely crocus bud bows slightly in reverence as it prepares to celebrate spring's arrival.
Simple yellow flower
10-10-17 A simple yellow bloom brings remnants of summer cheer into the fall.
Cheery fall flowers
10-18-14 Late into the afternoon walk I came upon these cheery flowers selectively hightlighted by the setting Sun.
07-02-14 Tonight I played with my new 50 mm fixed lens - still not used to "no zoom." Yet I love that I get clearer detaisl when I get up close & personal with the subject. Someday I will have a macro lens ....
07-15-17 Simple yellow flowers bring appreciated summer cheer.
10-09-17 Often treasures are found underneath the overt beauty.
05-03-17 A simple small flower bloom glows within her brilliant Spirit.
05-03-17 The lovely milkweed plants are deceptive in their beauty. Since this varietal is not native, the milkweed plants are in reality harmful to the fragile monarch butterfly population.
03-23-17 A full-bloom poppy shares her crone wisdom with the freedom of an open heart.
Poppies blowing in the wind
03-23-17 The full-bloom poppies frolicked in the spring wind, sharing their unfiltered love.
Single flower stem
05-27-17 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: after meandering through a steep learning I curve, I managed to use the Ps layered masks to use the background on one image (shot f/3.5) and the detailed flower from image shot at f/20. Next I will learn to stack photos with varying f stops.