06-01-13 Ready To Bloom

For a person who thrives on warm weather and sunshine, June is an important month. The grass is pretty green by now, the days are incredibly long and there is the promise of summer. The iris pictured here is, of course, a symbol of all of that. . .

05-30-13 Both Sides Now

So have you ever pondered the backside of a pink tulip? You have now. The title, as my friends from the ’70s may recognize, is borrowed from Joni Mitchell’s song by the same title, though in her case, she’s talking about clouds. And, yes, those are real rain drops on the tulips, which are bent…

05-21-13 Variations On A Theme

I took several photos of my wife’s pink tulips. One was posted yesterday, as you may have noticed. And today I post another version. This one adopts an unusual point of view and but I remove the color. There is something a bit perverse about taking color away from a scene but black and white…

04-29-13 Rite of Spring

I would be the first to say that my crocus photo is nothing to write home to Mom about. But these flowers are significant to me for two reasons: first, they are the first flowers to appear in my wife’s garden this spring. And given that we have endured a fairly long winter here in…