Tag Archives: spring

Wilting Camelia, I

photograph of a wilting camelia flower

The camelia flowers have had their run.

Their work is nearly done and their time is running out.

In a few more days this flower will be gone.

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Black Bear in Meadow

photograph of a black bear in a meadow

A black bear forages for food among the wildflowers and fallen logs in a woodland meadow of Grand Teton National Park.


Yellow Flowers By The Lake

photograph of yellow iris flowers at a lake

These yellow irises are growing near the edge of the lake at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  In the background is the Conservatory which has something blooming 365 days a year.


Cluster of Roses

photograph of a cluster of roses

This group of roses was one of those small scenes I just couldn’t resist photographing.  The composition probably breaks all the rules but I like it just the way it is.  To me the three roses in the background on the left seem balanced by the larger, fully blooming rose in the foreground and the opening bud in the upper right.

The dark green leaves of the rose bush are riddled with insect damage.  Some photographers might be temped to “repair” them during processing but I like the imperfection of the scene.  It reminds me that, upon close inspection, even the beautiful things in life are not perfect.


Pearl Crescent

photograph of a pearl crescent butterfly on white and yellow flowers

This Pearl Crescent butterfly rests peacefully in a bed of white and yellow flowers.  According to “An Instant Guide to Butterflies” by Pamela Forey and Cecilia Fitzsimons, male Pearl Crescents patrol their territory and will fly at other butterflies and insects.


Rose Buds

photograph of red rose buds beginning to bloom

Sun, rain, plant, earth, and gardener all played a part in producing these magnificent buds.  How many hours of sunlight, drops of rain, atoms of nitrogen, and beads of sweat have gone into them?


Purple Irises

photograph of a flower bed full of purple iris flowers

This bed of purple Iris flowers was in full bloom when we saw it.  The dark green leaves and rich purple flowers seem to go on for ever.