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Posts tagged “flower photography

snail in paradise

while walking out to fetch the morning papers, i spied a baby snail atop a newly opened bird of paradise.

bird of paradise


i don’t see too many of these, but when i do they’re spectacular. it looks like three more are getting ready to open behind this one.

purple bloom

on a tour of old town temecula, we sipped wine on the patio of villa di calabro. these gorgeous purple flowers caught my eye.

dusk at wilson creek


i love the light at dusk. i took this shot at wilson creek winery thursday evening while folks were gathered to enjoy the release of two new sparkling wines.

bottle brush

had lunch with the family friday at stone brewing in escondido. the grounds are beautiful and the bottle brush was magnificent.

pretty in purple

i shot this while visiting paso robles in august, 2008. i like the soft background and the light.

missouri flora

in my second day in lake ozark, missouri, i saw this beautiful flower at the inn at harbour ridge. i believe it’s a honeysuckle.


in 2005 i visited negril, jamiaca with a groups of little feat fans. i also found time to photograph some of the local beauty.

california golden poppy

taken this past sunday on the patio at danza del sol winery. is it any wonder this is our state flower?

angels trumpet

later the same afternoon i took the shot of the succulent, i shot an angels trumpet.


it was a gray afternoon in rancho santa fe, ideal lighting for nature shots.


i visited a protea farm in rainbow, california yesterday with a good friend. i easily could have spent hours there.


i’ve been keeping my eye on three bird of paradise flowers as they prepared to unveil themselves. The first one arrived yesterday afternoon.


my nephew graduated from bard college in upstate new york in 2007. the campus is lovely, and i took this photo near a lake. i’ve been told it’s allium, a member of the onion family.

bird of paradise

there are few flowers prettier than the bird of paradise in my opinion. we saw hundreds of them at club marena south of rosarito beach in baja california, mexico.

alabama flower

i took a golf cart tour of the hugh s. branyon  backcountry trail in orange beach, alabama. an earlier group had spotted alligators and snakes, but i was content with he foliage i saw.

red geranium

marcelo and zulma doffo held a polenta party for their wine club members yesterday, pouring polenta onto a long table which guests ate without plates. while there, i captured this shot of a geranium.


before visiting the far east, i thought water lilies came in only one color – white. i saw this pink lily in ubud, bali, as well as some breathtaking blue ones.

white flower

i absolutely love taking photos of flowers. armed with canon’s new eos 7d, i shot this yesterday at hart winery in temecula.

spider lily

one of my favorite flowers. there’s one called a spider lily in hawaii that looks totally different. i shot this in negril, jamaica almost six years ago.

nova scotia fall colors

our last stop on an amazing day today was at tangled garden in wolfville, nova scotia. beverly mcclare and her crew create such tasty delights from their herb garden. the weather has been incredible with highs in  the 80s.

floral bali

i wish i knew the name of these flowers. when i visited bali in 2004, i was overwhelmed by how many beautiful flowers there were, many of which i had never before seen.

a rose by any other name

on a recent visit to paso robles, we stopped to visit denis degher at domaine degher. this rose caught my eye.

lotus stem

on a visit to cambodia in 2005, i went out looking for lotuses. they are one of the most beautiful flowers i have ever seen, even after all of the petals have dropped.