Peruvian daffodil (Spider Lily Ismene)

14 09 2022

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Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro





Sacred lotus

18 07 2022

iPhone 12 Pro Max, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed 2 app border

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Columbine and hosta leaves

17 05 2022

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Bearded irises in my garden

17 05 2022

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Lotsa purple! Siberian irises, Columbine and Spiderwort

17 05 2022

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Daffodils!

18 04 2022

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Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro





Tulip ‘Lady Jane’

18 04 2022

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Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro





Tulips

13 04 2022

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Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens





Tulip

13 04 2022

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iPhone 12 Pro Max with Camera+ 2 app in macro mode

 





Global Forever® Stamp for 2022!

12 01 2022
The USPS issued their very first Global Forever® stamp in 2013 (and it was a globe, appropriately). The USPS sends mail to over 190 countries, and guess whose photo of an African Daisy is going to be on the 2022 Global Forever® stamp? Drum roll, please…..

MINE!

I just got an email informing me that the news of the debut was released to the public today, so I can share the exciting news here!

USPS Reveals More Stamps for 2022: https://about.usps.com/…/0111-usps-reveals-more-stamps…

You can send 1 oz letters or postcards around the world with one Global Forever® stamp, which currently costs $1.30 and never expires, even if the postage price goes up. For large envelopes (flats) up to 15.994 oz, postage prices vary based on weight and destination.

The African Daisy stamp is being issued in self-adhesive panes of 10. This stamp will be released in Kansas City, MO, without a first-day-of-issue ceremony, on March 14. Sometimes the Postal Store will allow you to pre-order stamps from their website. I think they sometimes put issuances on pre-sale 30 days before issuance, so you might check out their site mid-February: usps.com/shop and then go to Stamps and search for African Daisy.

This is the 11th image I’ve had published as a Forever® stamp. Previously, I had images for: Ferns 2014, Water Lilies 2015 and Kenilworth Park (as part of the National Park Service 100th Anniversary 16-stamp panel) in 2016.





Saucy gardener

7 11 2021

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Here’s another of my “experimental” portraits of Shawna in her wonderful desert-inspired garden. We wanted to do something sophisticated but contrast the look with those fun gardening boots. Shawna added the (mock)tail for a bit of panache!

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Stargazer lilies

12 07 2021

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Thought I’d play with the black velvet background behind this group of Stargazer lilies blooming in my backyard garden this afternoon. I’ve previously done single blooms (mostly of Bearded irises), but wanted to see what the effect would be for an entire grouping of blooms. I shot this image with my iPhone 12 Pro Max using the Camera+ 2 app in macro mode.





Gladiolus in my garden

18 06 2021

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Alliums

19 05 2021

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Irises at Green Spring Gardens

19 05 2021

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Bleeding hearts

18 05 2021

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(Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens)





Bearded irises galore in my garden (bouquet #2)

13 05 2021

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Bearded irises galore in my garden (bouquet #1)

13 05 2021

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Japanese Roof Iris

29 04 2021

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iPhone 12 Pro Max / Camera+ 2 app in macro mode

 





Japanese Roof Iris

29 04 2021

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Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro





Peony ‘Henri Potin’ (Paeonia lactiflora)

26 04 2021

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(iPhone 12 Pro Max, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)





Roof iris ‘Alba’

26 04 2021

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(iPhone 12 Pro Max, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)

 





Siberian iris with bumblebee

26 04 2021

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Feed me, Seymour!

14 04 2021

This one is, well, um, interesting. It’s got a Little Shop of Horrors “Feed me, Seymour” vibe. I’ll capture it fully unfurled and see if its demeanor changes.

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Bleeding hearts

11 04 2021

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Parrot tulip blooming in my garden

10 04 2021

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Grape hyacinth (Muscari) blooming in my garden

9 04 2021

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African daisy (Osteospermum)

31 03 2021

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African daisy (Osteospermum)

31 03 2021

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Sprouts

4 09 2020

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As soon as I saw this jumble of sprouted bulbs (still in the bag on the potting bench), I immediately thought of these lyrics by my beloved John Denver:

I want to live I want to grow
I want to see I want to know
I want to share what I can give
I want to be I want to live

I *think* these are iris bulbs. Or very tiny gladiola bulbs. The label was now rendered illegible due to the rain. I ordered them online, and while I planted everything else, I left these on the bench, intending to find a place for them later. Then the rains came. And came. And came. When there wasn’t rain, I watered the garden daily, never seeing these still on the bench. Just now, I glanced over and saw some tall green stalks on the bench. Whaaaaaa? The little bulbs had sprouted; every single one of them! They were poking through the holes in the bag, roots entangling. The roots even went through the bag and had attached themselves to my gardening gloves.

I sat at the patio table and cut them free from the bag and found a home for them in the garden.