Himalayan blue poppies became one of my favorite flowers on a previous visit to Homer. Here’s an image from 2018. I hope to see more on this year’s trip.
It’s summertime, thank goodness- and there is always something to photograph in our yard. If it isn’t a rose, it’s a dahlia or a honeysuckle or a daisy!
Daffodils in the stores must mean it’s Spring, right? These were part of a beautiful little bouquet brought to us by our friends, Debbie and Dale on the occasion of the four of us, all having had our second shots over two weeks ago, getting together in our house without masks for the first time in over a year! It felt so normal, yet surreal at the same time. The light at the end of this long tunnel is finally in sight.
H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G !
Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like summer.
We call these yellow and pink roses our tropicals; we never heard the correct name when we bought the plant, but think the word “tropical” might have been part of it. Because the weather has turned, we’ve picked a few for bouquets to enjoy inside while we can. I edited this multiple exposure image with a hint of a fall palette to go with the season.
I have an autumn wreath on my door and am planning to get out my Halloween decorations later today, but . . . it’s still summer here!
We have really enjoyed all our new rose bushes this summer- but this one is our favorite. We love the variety of shades that the roses turn as they bloom.
I was out with my macro lens among the flowers and the hummingbirds and one bee this morning. I was able to capture the bee as it landed in many shots- but my favorite one for some reason is this one, as it turned his back to me and flew on to pollinate another flower.
This beauty VOLUNTEERED to grow in our garden! I noticed it growing a couple weeks ago in a big pot which holds our spent irises. Each day it grew taller and finally bloomed a few days ago. We didn’t plant it, but we are delighted it chose our yard for its home,
I’m very glad we’ve planted rosebushes that we can see from our kitchen window- mostly because they have created a pleasing view, But the other reason, of course, is that they are beautiful subjects for photography!
We have a large Russian Sage plant at the end of our driveway- and every summer, this means BEES!
More backyard photography! My new rosebushes and digital frames are making me happy despite all the Covid worries!
To give ourselves something to focus on beside the virus, we planted six rosebushes this year. I can see them out the kitchen window, and they cheer me up! I have always loved roses (doesn’t everyone?), but I have never wanted them in my yard until now. Good timing.
I’ve always been in love with little bokeh circles (created by shooting into the light with a large lens aperture)- and still am! I recently glanced at my instagram gallery and noticed how many photos have curves or circles in them. An insight into my soul! Hmmmm…..