Category Archives: Flowers

Daffodils

Who can resist taking pictures of flowers in the springtime? These daffodils were looking nice as they were situated by the split rail fence at the Wetherill estate in Dayton, NJ. I oriented the camera so as to make the … Continue reading

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Illumination

Foliage often photographs well when illuminated from behind.  These lotus leaves are no exception.  I find lotus leaves, blossoms and seed pods photogenic in any case. The lotus has great symbolic meaning in Buddhism. It involves the notion of rising … Continue reading

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Petunia Tree

This sight grabbed my attention on the way home.  It is a sawed-off tree trunk with baskets of petunias suspended off the end of each branch.  In a way, it appears tropical — something you might find in a foreign … Continue reading

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Self Portrait

Well, not exactly a portrait – but as close to the subject matter as I care to get! Actually, I only set up the shot using a tripod.  My friend pushed the button. I get the credit for the post-processing … Continue reading

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Azaleas at Winterthur

Walking the grounds at the Winterthur mansion in Delaware offers a visual feast when the azaleas are in bloom. I have enjoyed several trips there and gone to hear musical performances at nearby Brandywine Baroque as well. Share this:

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Skytop Lodge

Skytop Lodge is located in the Pennsylvania Poconos. It is a resort for families, couples, groups and useful for corporate retreats as well.  My wife and I stayed there in 2010. I enjoyed the flower plantings as they were particularly … Continue reading

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Tulips

It seems as if I’ve been posting a lot of flower pictures lately.  The above photograph was taken in the horizontal format.  However, upon seeing the original image, I decided that only a few central blooms were of primary visual … Continue reading

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Johnny Jump Ups

Otherwise known as Viola Tri-color, these hardy flowers have found their way from Europe to the United States where they escaped from cultivation and are now ubiquitous.  The cultivated form of this flower we know as the pansy. These flowers … Continue reading

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Waterlilies

The unique ecology of the New Jersey Pine Barrens gives rise to distinct varieties of vegetation.  I especially enjoy the waterlilies with their pure white flowers.  This photograph was taken at Goshen Pond. It is also fun to drift silently … Continue reading

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Peonies

After a recent concert engagement, I visited Winterthur with a friend. It’s a beautiful estate located in the Brandywine area of Delaware. Many flower beds contribute to the beauty of the grounds. Here we see a lovely variety of peony. … Continue reading

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