Late last spring I planted a dogwood in the backyard. By that time the tree had already boomed so I wasn’t really sure what the flowers would look like. All summer I faithfully watered our new tree hoping it would produce flowers this spring. Finally, a week or two ago my care for the tree paid off. It’s in full bloom and the flowers look great. This is a close up of one of the many blooms.
On a hot summer day this Brown Thrasher visited one of the bird baths in my yard.Continue reading “Brown Thrasher”
On a recent Sunday morning I set out to photograph of some of the birds frequenting my backyard feeder. It’s always a slow process that requires a lot of patience.Continue reading “Northern Flicker On The Fence”
Earlier this summer the bumble bees really enjoyed our cone flowers.Continue reading “Bumble”
We toured the Biltmore on a rainy day. Luckily by the time we finished the indoor tour the rain had slowed to a few sprinkles that ended shortly after we got outside.
Realizing the ferns in my garden were full of spores, I decided to dry a leaf on paper, collect the spores and see if I could propagate ferns from them.
A cloudy sky offered soft, even lighting for this purple water lily in a garden pond.