An Afternoon Image

It is quite windy outside, and wind and I are not good friends. (Not friends at all, really.) So while Dan is off on a hike, I’m staying home and likely headed to a nap. But first I’ll share this image, something I landed on as I’ve been going over past years’ work during this time of very little photography.

Side Note: Tomorrow I’ll be writing (again) about the boxed cards: they can be a great gift to send, and I’m happy to send to any address you provide, but there will be a wee bit more news as well.

Pomegranate, 12.7.16

Have a Bit of Green

I remember exactly where this plant is growing, even while this particular image is from 2016. I could easily walk right back and find it again. I’ve done so a few times, in fact. It just really caught my eye, it’s so interesting. I sent a larger image off to a plant ID group. I’m hoping to have a name soon and I’ll post that here when I learn what this is. Meanwhile … enjoy!

Spines on Green, 1.27.16

For Your Tuesday Afternoon

Just seems like a good time for a Thysanocarpus photo, don’t you think?

Heh … actually the truth of it is that I was just complaining over on Facebook about the people who simply aren’t taking Covid-19 seriously and I thought maybe, instead, I should post something pretty. I can’t force a soul to wear a mask or socially distance. I can’t change anyone else. I can only work on changing myself. So I need to stop whining and pointing fingers and focus instead on either my own heart, or on other things that are true, good, beautiful, and worthy of the focus.

Thysanocarpus (II), 4.15.19

Working With Succulents

It’s been eons since I’ve written anything here. I could pretend that it is all Covid-19’s fault but, truth be told, I’ve simply been unable to think about anything to write. I think my brain is on vacation, even if I’m not able to go on one! (In addition my husband is an amazing writer and it’s obvious I don’t have that talent.) But I will force myself to write — perhaps once a week I will attempt to put a little something here so I’m not only posting Goodnight Flowers.

So here goes …

I absolutely adore making images of succulents because I have become so fond of the plants. I doubt I’ll ever tire of them! They are so varied, have such wonderful lines, and the colors … well … that remains a fun challenge! Was it really as blue as I am seeing on the screen? Did the green come out correctly? Sometimes I have to go back several times to verify that, indeed, it was that color! (I had to, in fact, move the slider a bit to the right to make this image below less blue, as it just seemed wrong to me. I hope I’ve gotten it right now.) Color is quite an interesting thing: I once took several images of the same flower, all within second of each other, but due to the light changing the color of the flower was vastly different in each photo.) And how much do I want to show? Some of the images I’ve posted here are merely an inch of a plant, if not less. Some are (as with this one) a wee bit more than an inch.

Agave (I), 6.20.20