This morning, my friend Jim and I got up before the roosters and drove to Yellow Springs, Ohio to photograph a field of sunflowers as the sun rose.
We come to this same field every year, looking for a new way to capture the flowers. The filed is so large and there are so many flowers, that I have trouble figuring out where to point my camera.
This flower is in the vegetable garden at the farm. I have no clue what it is. I am hoping that one of my fine readers can identify the mystery plant for me. Is it an herb a vegetable or just a pretty flower with no purpose other than to look good?
If you can identify this flower, please share it's name in the comments.
Thank you, and have a great Tuesday.
After many years of disappointing blooms, our star magnolia finally showed what she could do. Why this year? We cut down a big ugly pine tree that was sucking up all of the sun around the magnolia. With plenty of sun to give it energy, the bush was spectacular. thought you might want to see what was shining in our yard this Spring.
Down in Clifton Gorge, (where you can have the entire park to yourself if you get there at the crack of dawn), the trillium are at their peak. The trillium and bluebells have become an annual pilgrimage. One that I eagerly look forward to. It's a right of Spring. This year, the blue bells are not very spectacular. However the trillium is just fantastic.
Do you have annual or regular events that you look forward to and plan every year to see?
Every year, I look forward to the sunflower fields just south of us. they bloom spectacularly in September. I also look forward to other types of events like the State Horse Plowing championships that have been hosted the last few years at Carriage Hill Farm.
Let us all know what events you are anticipating this year.
Every year, this patch of grape hyacinth appears in front of our picket fence ( I know, I am a walking, blogging cliche). Every year, I photograph this patch of grape hyacinth. Partly because I love the colors, and partly because they become the perfect laboratory to practice depth of field.
Just as easily, my excuse could be because they are just plain beautiful in the early morning light. This year, due to rain and cold, I had only one marning to get out there wheil they were at their peak. I hope you enjoy them. The colors of Spring are good for what ails you.
Have a great day, folks.
During last week's check on the bluebells in the gorge, I did manage to find some flwoers in bloom. I have no idea what they are and if you do, please let me know. I hate to be ignorant about these kinds of things.
Today is very chilly, although the sun has come out. Later this afternoon, after the sun has had some time to warm up the day, I will see what my camera and I can get into. you never know what scene awaits me.
I spent a little bit of time walking around the yard this weekend and noticed that the spring bulbs are pushing up out of the ground. Plants like these surpriise lilies are well on their way.
These hyacinths are up as well. The crokus are above ground and the daffodils and tulips can't be very far behind. I am loving all of those saturated and vivid spring greens. After months of winter grey, the color makes a big impression on me. It's like getting a nice glass of cold water after walking through the desert. Life is good.
Have a great week all of you fine folks.
The more I looked at these wonderful orchid blooms, the more I became enamored by their beauty. Especially close up.
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I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I promise that my next picture of a flower will be in full and spectacular color.
Happy Valentines Day to all of you.