This week's challenge is "Flower Power," which was
suggested by Renee' of TCS2.
Both of you who read this journal on a reglar basis know that I love to photograph flowers. I was hoping to get
something new for this challenge, but we're under drought conditions and watering restrictions, so any flowers that
happen to be blooming right now are kind of miserable. Instead, I'll just have to recycle some of what I hope are the
more interesting pictures I've taken lately:
This is a plant native to my part of the country called a Smoke Tree. The blooms start out purple and then turn a smoky
grey as the berries form. I almost took this tree down. When we moved into the house it was ugly and we had no idea what
it was. A friend who is a master gardner gave us some tips and now it's quite a lovely tree.
This is one of those "got lucky" shots. One morning I went out to shoot some newly-emerged peach blossoms and found about
four bees buzzing around. They ignored me while they blissfully went after the pollen. I suppose I'll have to be more
careful about that next spring; killer bees have been found in the neighborhood.
I placed this vase of lilies on the fireplace one afternoon. The fireplace sits at an angle next to the back door, which
faces north, so I get some interesting light in the afternoons.
I shot this one three years ago, but it's a favorite of mine. I placed a vase of flowers on my desk, opened the curtain,
and used a piece of foam core to reflect the light onto the flower. Just goes to show that you don't have to have an
arsenal of expensive equipment in order to get a decent shot.
As always, click on the images to go to larger versions.
Check out the rest of the entries:
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER
Personal effects ***Welcome New Member***
Through The Eyes Of The Beholder
Here, There and Everywhere
Nancy Luvs Pix
Robin (Gannet Girl)
Search The Sea
New Suzanne R's Life
Round Robin Photo