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.
Camellia Bud After The Rain
New photographers sometimes don’t realize cloudy days are great for getting photos with soft, even light.
Fern Spores On Paper
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.
Butchart Gardens Pond
Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify
These fiddleheads remind me of an animal embryo. I suppose in a way they aren’t that different; newly forming leaves that aren’t fully developed yet.
This seemed like an appropriate post for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify.
Wilting Camelia, I
Weekly Photo Challenge – Future
Goldfish And Water Lilies
Goldfish and water lilies at the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, VA.
This post was inspired by Brenda of A Meditative Journey with Saldage. When I saw these ferns they reminded me of the type of image she frequently posts. That being said, I’m sure she would have done a far better job with them than I did.
This Canada Violet was growing along a hiking trail in Shenandoah National Park when I was there last May.