Flowers and Gardens

Tiny Marvels

Such amazing beauty can be found in tiny marvels all around us – bugs, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, hummingbirds – an almost endless list of small miracles asking us to slow down and really see the details. Really seeing those details is often much easier with the aid of “vision helpers” like microscopes, binoculars, and cameras. […]

Taking Time to Smell the Roses

In our photographic travels, we often focus on gardens and flowers: Keukenhof Gardens in Holland, Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, Callaway Gardens in Georgia, Bellingrath Gardens in Alabama, and hundreds more wonderful oases of beauty and timeless moments. These are the places we revisit again and again, reveling in the opportunity, at this late stage […]

POETRY

  To dance in frozen motion To shear apart whatever clings To spin a filament of prose distilled is poetry. To open doors of perception To be earth’s awareness of itself To see the world as it is and is not is poetry. To paint pastel Unicorns and laughing Macaws To sing the wonder of […]

Of Seasons and Circles

While we love photographing landscapes and nature in general,  our first photographic love has always been flowers and gardens and colorful trees. Being southerners (Texas and Louisiana natives), we really love spring and fall which helps us to tolerate summer and winter (don’t laugh if you come from further north – winter feels cold when […]

Raindrops and flowers – refreshing the earth

RAIN-KISSED (poem by Janice Braud) The wild, impulsive rain had come and gone. The earth lay quivering in rosy light heart throbbing still to greet the early dawn remembering fond kisses in the night. Raindrops on Lily, Lilium “Stargazer”, along the beach road at Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Raindrops on Red Tulip in […]

A Natural High

I have no need for alcohol or ecstasy Or any other chemical to make me high. I have my camera. When I look through the lens At the wonder of creation, at the Lines and shapes and colors of nature’s palette, Time slips away from me And there is only this magnificent Now. Through the […]