Spring crocus in my yard
Red Summer Sky
This Red Summer Sky coneflower is far from perfect, but I found myself drawn to it all the same.
Red Summer Sky
A Red Summer Sky Coneflower from my garden.
These green envy coneflowers are my favorite variety of coneflower, so I was so excited to be able to find some to add to my garden this year. The flowers start out green, and then purple spreads from the center down the petals as they mature.
just hanging out
I first noticed the legs of this bee as I was looking at this flower from above. When I realized it was a bee hanging onto the petal from below I thought that might make an interesting photo. It wasn't until I started shooting that I realized how attractive coneflowers are from below. I think the bee had become tangled in a spider web, because I have some other photos in the series where a spider can be seen climbing over the bee.
It's pretty common to see wild turkeys wandering around my neighborhood. This one seemed to be showing off in my next door neighbor's yard.
After a cold winter, the colors of spring tulips foreshadow the warmth of summer.
I have both pink and white bleeding hearts in my yard. I liked the way these two lined up.
I spent several days photographing this flower until finally all the pollen inside was gone.
flower with a view
Not sure why this Ostespermum flower was missing a few petals, but I liked the way it allowed a view into the flower
- Capture Dakota profile
- Blurb bookstore
- Link to ebook version of the Duckling Chronicles
Professionally I am a teacher, but Ive been interested in (family and friends would say obsessed with) photography ever since a family friend gave me an old 110 camera when I was 5 or 6 years old. Though Ive been taking pictures as long as I can remember, I only really got serious about learning technique in my 30s and still have a lot to learn. Thanks to all who have voted and commented on my pictures.
The book version of the Duckling Chronicles is now available on my Blurb bookstore (see the link above).