First Try

I’d love to go back with a different lens and try to do this one again, but it is at least a three mile walk away and I don’t think I’ll get there this week.  Oh well. For a first try this will have to do.

The fun thing is that I now know the name of both of the plants. I already knew about the rush (the green), whose Latin name is Equisetum hyemale, but now I know the other as well, thanks to “Plant Plant ID” on Facebook. the people in that group are amazing.

Equisetum hyemale & Calocephalus, 5.11.20

Confusion with Plants

I need to remember to take “all of it” shots with plans. Sometimes I (finally) do! A few months back I’d shot a plant that had yet to flower and a group I belong to on Facebook thought they’d identified it but said I need to get one of those “all of it” images and it would also be helpful when it flowers. Here is the plant I finally sent them:

A month or so loater I ran across another plant that HAD flowered and thought, “Ah-hah, this is it!” And so I let them know it was a Ceanothus ground cover of some sort. They graciously accepted that, although they had identified it as something else. But then yesterday I was out and spotted another plant and it had different flowers. Here is that shot. It is a Cistus:

Today I went out to find the one that I had identified as Ceanothus. I think you can see why I might have been confused. They aren’t identical, but they are similar enough that when I’m not seeing both together I forget the color difference and leaf shape difference. I realize others might remember things better. But not I!

Good Morning, World

Wishing everyone a safe day, but not one of isolation, even as we continue to hunker down in our homes. Today I am thankful for the ability to communicate in the ways we couldn’t imagine some years back. It is lovely to see my family’s faces as we chat. It’s wonderful to see my students and get to hear them play. And if any friends out there need a little meet up just say the word.
And now please enjoy this image of some interesting leaves. I’ve no idea what this plant is, but the contrast between the dark, larger leaves, and the bright yellow ones caught my eye.

Leaves, 3.9.20

Framed Print CLEARANCE!

I am selling some older, framed prints. They have been here for a while, and I would like to offer a huge discount to move them out. (Purchaser pays for shipping & handling, but you can always schedule a meet up and skip that!)

These images were featured at Top Nosh or Stellar Gallery back in 2015. Since then they’ve been here at home.

For all of these the white border of print includes: print number (#1), printing date, title and signature. A certificate of authenticity is included as well.

Contact me at patty at patriciaemersonmitchell dot com (If you have my phone number you can also text me there. If you don’t, email me and I’ll supply that.)

  • 24×32 FRAMED IMAGE:

Pink Magnolia, 2.17.14
Pink_Magnolia,_2.17.14
Information:
Printed: 02.17.15
Created: 02.14.15
Size: 16″x24″ print, archival mat and 24″x32″ brushed silver frame
Price: $425 $225

  • 19×24 FRAMED IMAGES:

Agave Points, 9.23.14
Agave_Points,_9.23.14
Information:
Printed: 02.22.15
Created: 09.23.14
Size: 12″x18″ print, archival mat and 19″x25″ brushed silver frame
Price: $250 $125

Pink & Gray, 9.17.14
Pink_&_Gray,_9.17.14
Printed: 02.10.15
Created: 09.17.14
Size: 12″x18″ print, archival mat and 19″x25″ brushed silver frame
Price: $250 $125

Different Curves

Printed: 01.26.15
Created: 03.21.14
Size: 12″x18″ print, archival mat and 19″x25″ brushed silver frame
Price: $250 $125

Upright Bird, 10.24.13
Upright_Bird,_10.24.13
Printed: 02.23.15
Created: 10.24.13
Size: 12″x18″ print, archival mat and 19″x25″ brushed silver frame
Price: $250 $125

Red Ranunculus, 3.5.14
Red_Ranunculus,_3.5.14_
Information:
Printed: 02.09.15
Created: 03.05.14
Size: 12″x18″ print, archival mat and 19″x25″ brushed silver frame
Price: $250 $125

Hourglass Curves

Printed: 01.26.15
Created: 06.20.13
Size: 12″x18″ print, archival mat and 19″x25″ brushed silver frame
Price: $250 $125

Bird of Paradise, 2.18.15
Bird_of_Paradise,_2.18.15
Printed: 02.22.15
Created: 02.18.15
Size: 12″x18″ print, archival mat and 19″x25″ brushed silver frame
Price: $250 $125

Green, 2.2.15
Green_Leaves,_6.13.14
Information:
Printed: 02.02.15
Created: 06.13.14
Size: 12″x18″ print, archival mat and 19″x25″ brushed silver frame
Price: $250 $125

Tis the Season

Yes, it’s Leucadendron season in my little area. I’m seeing them everywhere. (I have read that they bloom in fall, winter, and spring, so I suppose it’s nearly always Leucadendron season, though!) I still remember the first time I saw them and took a photo of some. They are all around this area, but I’d just not paid any attention to them. Once I photographed them, though, I spotted them all the time when they were doing their colorful thing. I love these South African plants.

When I was shooting this morning it was quite overcast, somewhat dark, and a bit misty, so the yellow of these plants glowed in a lovely way.

Leucadendron (I), 1.30.20

Still Learning

I’m continuing to adjust to using my Canon Mirrorless R. Today I went out for a walk with the camera and my go-to 100mm lens. It’s heavier than the 35mm that I recently purchased, but I am used to it, I like how close I can get, and I just find it more satisfying. I do believe, though, that I need to rethink an acceptable shutter speed. I find I have to trash a lot more photos when I review them.

This image is from today’s walk. I think it will suffice, but had I been using my Rebel it would have been sharper, I’m sure.

Euphorbia, 1.27.20