278/365: top of the ridge, autumn
There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
Posted on October 13, 2015 October 13, 2015 by
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autumn, COLOR, fall, leaves, orange, silhouette, tree trunk, trees, yellow
264/365: red and yellow dahlias
Can’t you just hear the music? I see a dance hall full of swirling red and yellow skirts, smiling faces, warmth and energy.
There are no wallflowers among dahlias.
Posted on September 29, 2015 by
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255/365: early autumn riot
This image expresses the tangled mess of nature and the absolute profusion of life that exists anywhere the natural world is left undisturbed if even a small space or a limited time. The energy and chaos and intermingling of so many different life forms, colors, textures – to me this is what nature is all about. It’s not an idealized concept of ‘landscape’ but it’s very real. For me, these scenes are full of hope – a testament to the how strong, robust & resilient nature can really be.
see ‘beautiful mess, part one’
Posted on September 19, 2015 by
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Zinnias are a beautiful but humble flower. Planted by haphazard handfuls of seed, they spring up cheerfully wherever they’re thrown. It’s never about choreography, just a riot of joyful color.
The spotlight changes everything.
Posted on September 15, 2015 by
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226/365: monarch in the prairie garden
I could tell from the tattered wings that it’s been a tough journey. What a relief it must be to come upon a native plant feast like my neighborhood prairie garden!
It is SO good to see each and every monarch this year. Wishing them safe travels and plenty of flowers along the way.
Posted on August 21, 2015 by
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black eyed susan, butterfly, garden photography, monarch, native plant, pollinator, prairie garden, rudbeckia, sunlight, wings, yellow
221/365: wild senna
You can tell the native plants BELONG here because of the way they thrive.
We chose the wild senna for the cool shape of the leaves. We had no idea that it would grow taller than me the first season (I’m 5’3 so it’s not a huge feat, but
If you live in the Twin Cities, please let me know if you’d like one of these giants for your own garden. I’ve got babies all over the place and I’m happy to share. Be ready for a soundtrack of contented buzzing – the pollinators are coming in droves.
Posted on August 18, 2015 August 18, 2015 by
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A new friend from a current garden photography project i’m working on. It was a snowflake I was happy to see in the heat of the summer.
208/365: yellow-fringed water snowflake
Posted on July 31, 2015 by
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Capturing this photo felt akin to bottling sunshine. Now if I can just figure out how to do it with time…
202/365: prairie coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)
Posted on July 28, 2015 by
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The new dark gray deck stain provided a perfect backdrop for my exotic visitor. This long-haired wonder hung out on the railing most of the day, giving me the perfect thing to shoot while the 2nd coat dried.
Posted on June 27, 2015 July 1, 2015 by
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