Posts Tagged ‘garden’


Photo mining my Lightroom catalog revealed this photo of a sunflower. The sunflower was a member of what can only be called a privileged class. It lived in one of the gardens that are tenderly maintained by volunteers who reside in the Village of Maple Bluff (I am a resident, but definitely not a gardener). These gardens are sprinkled throughout the village and are greatly appreciated by residents. The garden where this sunflower resided was in the median in Lakewood Boulevard down by the Village beach. I took this photo months ago and promptly forgot about. Since we had our first measurable snow today, I was happy to have spotted this picture during my mining. Posting it today seems especially àpropos as a way to say goodbye to this year’s warm seasons and to prepare for the cold months ahead with a happy heart.

Angel Flowers

This is probably my most unusual photo. It is actually a photo of the flower of a small ornamental grass. The flower is roughly 1 cm in size. You can see one of the grass seeds inside of the ball for comparison. Even with a macro lens, when I took the photo I was principally focused on the grass and took a few photos of the flowers just in passing and not in any detail. It turned out that for the most part the flowers aren’t anything special as flowers unless you work very hard to find just the right angle and even then they are just sort of white flowers against the brown grass background. However, if you are very, very persistent because you think there just might be something there, and you try as many different techniques as you can think of, you just might come up with something that looks at least a bit angelic and is perhaps a worthy contestant (this is my last one this week, I swear), in the Word A Word Week Photo Challenge – Colour.

A Word A Week Challenge – Zoom

The topic in the Word a Week Challenge this week is “Zoom.” This photo was taken in our garden using a Canon EF 70-200 mm f/4L IS USM (actual focal length was 191mm) to isolate this flower from an otherwise totally uninteresting background. I hope you enjoy it.