Orchid Show

color photograph of a variety of orchid blooms

These orchids were on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA.  Inside an arboretum, their delicate, colorful blooms offered a refreshing break from the bleak, cold weather outside when we visited in February.

Mistflower After the Rain

photograph of a mistflower plant after a rain stormI came upon these mistflowers in a meadow, after a rain storm in early September.  The rain drops weighed down the flowers and made them difficult to identify.  Regardless, these wildflowers provided the meadow with a pop of purple color.

Gold and Red

photograph of yellow wildflowers with red leaves in the backgroundThese wildflowers already lost most of their pedals before I took this photograph.  I wanted to capture the bright yellow of the flowers against the backdrop of the red vine leaves climbing the tree in the background.

Queen Anne's Lace

Photograph of Queen Anne's Lace against a green backgroundThe mountain bike trail I was riding passed through an open field filled with blooming Queen Anne’s Lace.  I was there in the evening to capture this image as the sun warmly light everything from a low angle.

Wood Lily

photograph of a spotted lilly

These wood lilies bloom throughout the summer.  They’re fairly small.  Each flower is about 2″ (5 cm) across.  Their vibrant colors make them a great subject for a little macro work.