"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss
My thought for today – we are fueled by the things we care about and we benefit from things that others care about.
Nature nurtures us all and we will all be better if we care about and for her a whole awful lot.
Photo 1: Better is Beautiful
Photo 2: Daisy Profusion
This year has gotten off to a great start as I take my floral photography to the next level. I have entered several competitions and submitted my work to a number of groups on Fine Art America.
I am thrilled to have been featured several times including two featured on the same day! Here they are:
Photo 1: ‘Floating Water Lily’ featured on ‘Images that excite you’ group
Photo 2: ‘Orchid Spray’ featured on ‘Flowers on Black’ Group
Photo 3: ‘Gerbera on Black’ featured on ‘Your very best photography’
Photo 4: ‘Seeds of Wonder’ featured on ‘Nuts, seeds and berries’ group
Thanks for supporting this blog, your comments, likes and follows have kept me motivated!
The closer you look, the more you see.
I often marvel at the intricate details of nature. You don’t have to go far to see beauty close-up. Since it has been raining heavily this week I have been going through my archives of floral photos and found these.
Photo 1: Poppy Central
Photo 2: Black-eyed Susan
Photo 3: Dahlia details
Photo 4: Fern frond
It’s the first day of winter and although we are not expecting snow here we have had some very welcome rain showers. Was a great opportunity to capture some raindrops on petals. They remind me of one of my favorite quotes.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
Photo 1: Raindrops on Geraniums
Photo 2 Society Garlic in the rain
Photo 3: Rain kissed Geraniums
“Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” Helen Keller
There are certain times when finding the silver lining is tough but it does the soul good to find them even on our most challenging days. Being thankful on those days and expressing gratitude to those who bring sunshine into our lives is a way to keep the shadows at bay.
These images are from my Sunflower bouquet at Thanksgiving. Wishing you well this Thanksgiving weekend!
Photo 1: Sunflowers
Photo 2: Sunflowers and Chrysanthemums
Photo 3: Face to the Sunshine
Photo 4: Gratitude
“We each have a platform, access to tools, a change we’d like to make in the world around us. We each have a chance to connect, to see, to lead.” Seth Godin
This message inspired me this week to keep doing work that matters. When enough people care, beautiful things can happen in the world.
Flowers remind me of this hope.
Photographing daisies bring to mind carefree, happy days in the sunshine so I combined two of my favorites to produce one that expressed this hope visually.
May hope bloom where you are too!
Photo 1: Hope Blooms
Photo 2: A fresh start
Photo 3: Bloom where you are
Northern California got some rain yesterday and the garden loved it! The broody cloud cover just before the rain was an ideal time to admire the zinnia garden and take a few photos. Admiring their vibrant colors and eye-catching display I was reminded of this quote : “So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” Jorge Luis Borges
Photo 1: Zinnias and Lavender
Photo 2: Cascade of color
Photo 3: Striking beauty
Photo 4: Pink Zinnia gathering