Friday, June 8, 2007
This is another Gerbera from last week's farmers' market. They are still beautiful, maybe we'll have to see if they have anything else interesting this weekend.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Usually I like to take pictures of nature where I find it
and leave it for others to enjoy. (My neighbors have told
me repeatedly to take some of their flowers but I just can't
bring myself to cut them.) The trouble is, I have never seen
a Gerbera growing that looked quite like this.
There was one cool one that I wish I had gone back to the Nursery for, but it was not variegated. So I had to bring this one home from the farmers' market and set up a little studio shoot.
Of course, he had friends. So you'll probably see more in the next few days.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
This is another beauty from yesterday's trip to La Sumida. I love Gerbera Daisies, but it is particularly nice to see some interesting variations. I usually see them more as cut flowers but this was actually a plant. Might just have to find it a spot in the yard!
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Bee's Eye View
A very cool flower at a different angle. One of the best things about building this site is it makes me stop and research my subjects a bit more. Today I found out these guys are native to South Africa. They can be grown from seeds, but the seeds are only viable for 20 days. And, even if you get them to grow in that short window, the resulting plants may have no resemblance to the parent plant.
Friday, May 6, 2005
Yesterday was a bit rainy. I kind of like the rain,
especially when the timing is right to lay around and listen to
it on the roof. Right after the rain is a great time
to take pictures and yesterday was exceptional.
The clouds were clearing after an overcast day as the sun was
slipping down. I'm sure I got some beautiful shots, one
of which this is not. I took an uncharacteristically
small number of shots so the roll is still in the camera.
But I will finish it off soon and upload the results!
In the mean time, the lighting in this photo reminds me of what I was seeing in the viewfinder yesterday.
Saturday, March 19, 2005
The intense colors of this photo are partially from the fact that it was a particularly beautiful flower. But, it was made more striking by the color of the light at sunset.