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Popular Butterfly Bush

We have had Butterfly Bushes growing in our yard for years. They often grown high and full, and of course always do their job of attracting local Butterflies.

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Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Flowers

 

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Part Two – Seasons Change

My last post spoke to a change in seasons on the horizon, with included photos. This post carries that theme a bit farther into the change, by hinting that before we know it, Winter will be here with snow, etc. I love these kinds of trees!

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Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Flowers

 

Seasons Change

As we near the end of August, temperatures remain generally hot, but still there is evidence in nature that seasons are about to change, with fall colors eventually turning into drab grays and cold winter months. I really like these two images I made the other day, because when I did so it was unseasonably cool, and wet. That reminded me of changing days ahead to look forward to.

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Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Flowers

 

Morning Leaf

On my morning walk I saw the rising sun providing some “backlit” photo conditions on a Magnolia Tree, and having my camera with me at the time, I recorded what I saw. Keep your eyes open and camera ready is my motto.

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Posted by on August 15, 2014 in Flowers

 

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Flower Mix

Getting close photographically to flowers brings out more colors and details that otherwise might go unnoticed to the casual eye.

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Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Close Up, Flowers

 

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Crape Myrtles and a Rose

At this time of year in the southern United States we are blessed with numerous blooming Crape Myrtle trees. And, for those who plant and maintain Rose Bushes like our neighbor does, we’re also rewarded by beautiful, soft, and sweet smelling Roses.

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Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Flowers

 

Getting Down with your Camera

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The term “getting down” was, when I was a much younger man, common slang used to reflect perhaps wild and excessive celebration or other actions by individuals or a group which might be pressing the boundaries of polite or decent behavior. Today, I’m no longer interested in wild or excessive behavior, so when I say “getting down” I am referring to lowering my body closer to the ground. Unfortunately, when I make photos and wish to lower my angle of view my body has a very difficult time “getting down” to the desired level, creaky knee joints and all. But, fortunately I have a camera with a rotating, swivel LCD screen that allows me to simply bend over, hold my camera down to knee level and then rotate the screen to horizontal. Look what I can achieve. I really like this photo and I hope you do too.

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Flowers, Landscape

 

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Colors at a Vineyard

Besides the obvious enjoyment derived from the “product” of vineyards worldwide, there is much to be gained in the way photo opportunities. The Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina are home to many great vineyards, each with their own distinctive type and quality of wine. When the weather gets hot, and summertime flowers begin to bloom, one can find lots of “color” in between the rows of grape vines, and in the surrounding area. Here are several examples I made recently at Autumn Creek Vineyard near Madison, NC.

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Posted by on July 14, 2014 in Flowers

 

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Hot Flowers

These colors are indeed HOT! Summertime hot. I have to make photos like these when I can because they will not be around much longer this year. Enjoy!

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Posted by on July 4, 2014 in Close Up, Flowers

 

A Little Bit of Greenery

This spring we’ve had lots of rain in SW Virginia and that made the vegetation green and lush. Now that July has arrived it’s much hotter and dryer, so the green colors may turn to yellow and brown. I hope not. My camera lens loves “green.” I made these images while walking around our neighborhood. The Magnolia blossoms are about gone for the year, and I can’t stop making photos thereof. I love the “color softness” of those flowers!

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Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Close Up, Flowers

 

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