Monthly Archives: February 2015


February 24, 2015

hungarian poppy

Yes, I'm a photographer who spends hours upon hours photographing flowers, is passionate about flowers, has a website all about flowers, and is afraid of bees. I will easily admit that I do think I'm ridiculous in how I react to bees. At times you can see me squealing like a small child and running in the other direction. Though what might be more embarrassing is when a humming bird comes zoomi...

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February 17, 2015

Narcissus | Paper Whites

Monday’s Flower Quote started this week from Marcus Tullius Cicero, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” This quote reminded me of a Post-it note that I keep in my handbag that says ‘Concentrate on what you have.’ I find it to be a pretty simple statement but one that packs a powerful punch to knock me to my senses and be grateful for all that I have. That...

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February 10, 2015

My Blooming Blog - One of Those Days - Floating Petals at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden

Have you ever had one of those days that just doesn’t go exactly right? I would guess that you are nodding yes, if not fervently. Well, I sure had one of those days recently: a shoot at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden for Wednesday's Flower. I arrived in the Los Angeles area back in January, very happy to be leaving the cold and snow behind, and I stopped to survey the botanic garden near our hote...

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February 03, 2015

My Bloomin Blog - Floating Petals - Buttercup

Often when I'm shooting, I find an extra flower, stem or branch peeking their way into my lens’ view, and I see it as a distraction, an inconvenience to the flower that I'm focusing on. In that situation, I have found there were only two ways to get it out of my frame: to maneuver my tripod or gently move the distraction out of the way. Sometimes it works and sometimes not so much. So, one Sund...

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