05-17-13 Our Neighbor’s Tulips I

My wife has nice flowers but does our neighbor and the other day I couldn’t help but be drawn to her collection of yellow tulips, which had just bloomed. The light was poor but I enhanced the scene with on-camera flash. I rarely use flash but I have taught my students that it’s ok to…

05-14-13 Finally!

I call this post “Finally!” because after what seems like and endless winter and cold spring, it finally feels like summer. And my wife’s daffodils are celebrating the occasion by blooming. This photo, incidentally, started out as a completely different concept. In the failing light of a beautiful day, I noticed the heads of these…

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…