What do May flowers bring? Happy photographers, of course (and you thought I was going to say Pilgrims!). Now that we are fully into spring, there are beautiful blooms everywhere I look in Colorado. With a warm and sunny forecast, it was time for me to get out and photograph those may flowers while they're here. I rearranged my schedule last week so I could spend some time in my yard photographing the neighbor's lilacs that grow over my back fence, my beautiful apple blossoms that weren't … [Read more...] about If April Showers Bring May Flowers, What Do May Flowers Bring?
Columbines are among the prettiest of wildflowers. They seem so delicate, yet they grow in some pretty harsh climates. And amazingly, I've heard they are really easy to cultivate and grow in your garden. I might just have to add some to my flower bed next spring. Columbines are perennials which means I won't have to replant them every year. Rocky Mountain Columbine (the blue and white ones) are the official flower of Colorado. We Coloradans are so enamored of our state flower, that our state … [Read more...] about Colorful Colorado Columbines
It is wildflower season in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and I have been in photographer heaven. Flowers have long been one of my favorite photographic challenges--and wildflowers are just so much more fun to photograph than something I've picked up from my local florist. I went to camp in late June this year for the first time in many years (since I've moved to Colorado our camps have pretty much always been in late July), and I was happy to see all the beautiful blooms. We've had a wet … [Read more...] about Beautiful Colorado Wildflower Photography
Ah, spring. I grew up in Southern California so I never really appreciated spring because we had no winter. Now that I live in the land of four seasons, I look forward to spring every year. I watch for those signs that the world is becoming colorful again and no sign makes my heart happier than the return of flowers. And yes, I happily endure the April Showers because here in Colorado, they really do bring May flowers. So today, I'm sharing a few of my favorite flowers. No how-to today, … [Read more...] about Photography: April Showers Bring May Flowers