Bumblebees on Mexican sunflower

9 09 2019

Table for two! Tiny bumblebees feasting on a Blanket flower (Gaillardia)

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, 1/250 sec, ISO 400, f/14

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Daniel Scott’s Recycled Mosaics—prints now available!

5 08 2012

I met graphic designer and artist Daniel Scott, Jr. through my blog last spring. He asked permission to use a photo I had shot of a cluster of purple Spiderwort flowers as inspiration for one of his recycled mosaic illustrations, which he has been creating since 1995. My photo, shot at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, inspired him to create “A Vibrant Morning Wake,” which is seen here in a posting I did in July 2011, and in the collage below (upper left).

Each beautiful mosaic is made from thousands of tiny bits of recycled candy wrappers, drink labels, gum wrappers, and sugar and tea packets. He now has limited edition prints available for purchase in the store on his website here. His work is spectacular—check it out!

Blooming in my garden: Gaillardia

15 05 2011

Gaillardia or Blanket Flower (Gaillardia grandiflora) is a hardy and drought-resistant perennial that loves full sun. They make great cut flowers and are good for garden borders, mass plantings, raised beds and meadow gardens. This hybrid is Gaillardia ‘Goblin’, a low-growing, compact variety that reaches just 8-12″ tall and blooms early summer to fall (if you deadhead regularly, that is!).

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