Blooming in my garden: Bearded iris (unknown variety)

17 05 2015

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PurpleWhiteBeardedIrislorez

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Blooming in my garden: Bearded iris ‘Poem of Ecstasy’

17 05 2015

With tall flowers like this bearded iris stalk, which blooms in my front garden, my background would be parked cars, kids on bikes or asphalt, so I substitute a background of either white or black foam core board to create my “plant portrait.” In this case, I chose the black as my background for more drama. I didn’t have to use my tri-grip diffuser this morning because the light was diffused already, creating an almost studio-lighting quality.

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PeachPurpleBeardedIrislorez





Flying lessons soon…

10 05 2015

I photographed Mama Dove and her big babies again on Tuesday of last week. I checked yesterday and everyone has left the nest, but Mama and Papa are in view, behaving like sentinels, so I know the babies are now in their “flying lessons” phase and probably resting safely somewhere in my garden!

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MamaDoveBabies





Elise and Jackie

8 05 2015

The lovely Elise Williams and Jackie grace the cover of the May/June 2015 issue of Hearing Loss Magazine! I photographed Elise and her family (father James, mother Irma, sister Tess and brother-in-law Chris) in San Antonio, TX earlier this year.

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HLM MayJune 2015 Cover





Lauren & Chris

8 05 2015

Fun photography session in February with my beautiful niece, Lauren, and her handsome fiance, Chris, for their “Save the Date” postcard. She used my water lily stamps for postage. How cool is that?

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LaurenChrisSavetheDate





The Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamp Project / Installment #4

8 05 2015

Thanks to all the participants who continue to submit to my “Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project.”

For Installment #4, we have some very happy women on Beale Street in Memphis (Tennessee), friend-through-HLAA Dot (Nevada), friend and fellow photographer Ed (Maryland), FB friend Carolyn (Nebraska), FB friend Mary (Texas), friend-through-HLAA Tom (Florida), my friend Sue’s dear friend Susan (Missouri), my friend Zenna (Virginia), my niece Lauren (Texas) and FB friend Mary (DC). Thanks for purchasing my water lily FOREVER stamps and sharing your mugs with me!

Stamp Selfie Collage 4 revised





New exhibit of Garden Muse: A Botanical Portfolio at Children’s National in Washington, D.C.

3 05 2015

All works are for sale and a portion of sales goes to benefit Children’s National!

Childrens Invite (mine)