In this image I was walking in an area that has marshes, meadows and woodsy areas. The late afternoon sun was getting low in the sky in the west, which was behind me. I turned to the east and noticed a very pretty, but simple scene. The sun was casting a golden glow on the dead tree branches near me, as well as parts of other trees in the distance, and a beautiful line of clouds extended way across the bright blue sky. To me this is a very simple composition of natural beauty, and serenity!
Another lovely take on a Lily. This one had some beautiful swirly petals coming out from the center as well as more typical ones. The color is wonderful too. I can see how someone might take up gardening lilies. There are so many types and different aspects even in one type!
This image was taken in the Ft. Worth Water Gardens. In this area I loved the rows of trees all lined up. The knotted roots all showing and the rows of woody growth along the edge of the pool lined up too. I don't know the name of these trees, or the growths, but I also saw them at the Japanese Garden. I'll try to get the names and re-post it when I do.This area was such a wonderful place. The amazing blue water, the tall green trees, the knotted roots, and the cool water falling continuously from the sides of the walls! A really nice place to visit!
I just love buildings that have the kind of architecture that uses a lot of glass combined with other elements like metal or wood. I took many shots of this building, and will probably post more later. I love the angles, the glass, and the sky both through the glass, and reflected in the area towards the back. I hope you like it as much as I do!
This is kind of an interesting shot. I was near a shallow wishing well that had a continuous flow of water coming into it. Some of the coins are flat laying on the bottom where the pebbles are while others are being tossed about. The water and movement allows for some interesting distortion of the coins..
Today was a beautiful day to be outdoors! On the river everyone was either kayaking or canoeing. The winds were pretty brisk so it took some strength to keep going in the right direction. In this image you see a bridge between two islands. When the water is as low as it is right now you can kayak right under the bridge. Usually in the springtime from snow melt, and heavy rains, the water level is higher. You have to go around the islands if you're boating.
As you can see I have a love of lilies! This one is really gorgeous, and I decided to capture it almost in profile to show the nearly pointed petals. The colors are so beautiful too. This was located in a local butterfly garden.
When I was out for a walk a couple of days ago I came upon many areas of Queen Anne's Lace. Quite a few were in the unfurled state. This particular shot has two of them, but I concentrated on just one, and blurred out the background. When looking at the finished image I kept feeling that it was somehow too busy, but when I looked at each area thinking that I should crop it, I knew I just couldn't take anything out. I love the blur of all the other colors in the background, and of the other open flowers too. I'd be interested to hear someone else's take on the image.
This beauty is a Cutleaf Coneflower (Golden Glow). It's not like any other coneflower that I've seen before, so I had to do a little reseach on the computer to make sure. There is another yellow cutleaf coneflower that looks really similar in style to the purple coneflower, but this one is Golden Glow. I think it's quite pretty, and is growing in large quantities in our area.
Among the many Hibiscus plants I saw today, there were some tender new blossoms just beginning their journey into this world. I love all the crinkles and folds in this bud, and such a pretty color too!
This evening while looking at some Pink Garden Phlox, I was pleasantly surprised to find a butterfly just drinking in the nectar. He tried to fly away a few times, but eventually landed again on the Phlox. I wonder if he is injured. If you look at the right side of the wing in the lower part. There is an area missing. I'm not an expert on butterflies, but I would think this would affect is ability to fly very far.