Category Archives: Photography

DEVELOPING EACH BLOOMING FLOWER

October 21, 2018

Developing Each Blooming Flower

How does each Wednesday’s Flower look so beautiful? The simple answer is, they are naturally beautiful. There is also a bit of a preproduction in developing each blooming flower, and here are some quick notes on how it is done. Sometimes there is a stand out bloom and other times it takes deliberating to choose which will be this week’s flower. I shoot between 100-175 images of each sing...

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WHICH WOULD YOU PICK?

September 23, 2018

Which Would You Pick?

Each week I debate over which flower image will be Wednesday’s Flower. I ofter wonder, which would you pick? Other times I know exactly which shot will be “the” flower, and yet sometimes I find there are a few to decide between. In such cases, I think long and hard of which image I should pick. I think…should it be the one I find most intriguing, or is it the one that makes you say “ah...

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THE FOURTH OF JULY: FLOWERS OR FIREWORKS?

July 01, 2018

Globe Thistle

Are flowers fireworks or are fireworks flowers..? I have two favorite holidays and the Fourth of July is one of them! I get so excited to see fireworks every year. I’m always ooh’ing and ahh’ing throughout the entire display. The funny thing is, I’m also always ooh’ing and ahh’ing over flowers and their unique displays. "Fireworks are flowers in the garden sky.” Here are some flowe...

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IN THE MIDST OF THE FOG

June 24, 2018

In the Midst of the Fog

In the midst of the fog is where this adventure began. As I write about it I’m finding I’m getting emotional about it, but not because it was a scary adventure or one with lots of risks. Instead, it was an adventure of nature, to explore, to connect; to experience something I had not experienced before in the middle of nowhere. It wasn’t earth shattering, and yet it was for me. As I turned ...

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THE BEAUTY AND POWER OF FLOWERS

June 17, 2018

The Beauty and Power Of Flowers

Do you love gardens and flowers as much as I do? I get so much joy from planning, planting and watching flowers grow, and I absolutely love to share the beauty and power of flowers through my floral photography and reflections. I love the full-length stories (with lots of glorious photography) on plants, gardens, and design ideas to put to use. In regards to gardening, I’m amazed at how much t...

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BLOOMING SUBJECTS: HOW DO I PICK THEM?

April 15, 2018

Blooming Subjects: How Do I Pick Them?

Get it?…my blooming subjects: how do I pick them? Actually, I don’t hand pick any of them unless I photograph them in my studio. When it comes to choosing my blooming subjects, I look for something unique. I always love the well-known flowers like peonies, tulips and cosmos. The artist in me also pushes me to look for the unique, curious and unknown. I find it also opens up a new world of wond...

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BLOOMING SUBJECTS: IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCATION

April 08, 2018

Blooming Subjects: It's All About Location

So how do I pick my blooming subjects? First, as they say, it’s all about location. In this case, I have six places I photograph: Out in nature, is a very peaceful and calming place to experience other wildflowers. I shoot in my studio/office. I don't shoot there as much as I did when I started, as I find there is something special about experiencing flowers in their own habitat. My own...

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JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS…

October 15, 2017

Orange Daylily, Ditch Lily

Have you ever had one of those days that doesn’t go quite right? I would guess that you are nodding yes, if not fervently. Well, I sure had one of those days while on a photo shoot at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden in Thousand Oaks, California. Shedding a few tears is okay, and I am not to be deterred by the challenges that come my way. After arriving in Los Angeles, I stopped to survey the bota...

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FLOWERS GALORE AND MORE

October 08, 2017

mbb 79. sensation-cosmos-101

Many of you have kindly asked us about making Wednesday’s Flower images as note cards or prints. Well, we have answered that request and then some with the help of an online company that does printing on demand, called Society6. Their mission is about bringing together artists from around the globe to sell their original works, offering more than 30 premium consumer goods from Art Prints to Thro...

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MY IRRATIONAL FEAR OF BEES

August 06, 2017

My Irrational Fear Of Bees

Yes, I'm a photographer who spends hours upon hours photographing flowers outdoors, is passionate about flowers, has a website all about flowers, and…I am seriously afraid of bees. I have squealed like a small child and run in the other direction from that “scary” buzzing noise. I’ll easily admit that I, myself, think it’s ridiculous how I react to a bee as they buzz by me. There have ...

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