Thank you, Dante and Aaron, for giving me a wonderful Mother’s Day! We visited Logee’s Tropical Plants (my favorite nursery/garden center) and then went on to Providence, RI since we were so close.
I enjoyed using my macro lens. Actually, I had a lot of fun with the macro and got some nice shots. Sometimes I surprise myself!
I finally shot with Vermeer, my brand new Pentax K-1. I got out to the greenhouse this morning, watered the plants, added some mist, and away we went. I was using the 100 mm macro lens and the Pentax 540 flash. It might not be purple, but what a great fucking camera. Also, I really like succulents and have about 20 of them.
Oh, look. I went out and photographed more flowers. What else is new? Oh, right! The butterflies!
My tea plant flowered! I like to think this is Lapsang’s way of saying, “thank you for taking proper care of me”. The plant’s name is Lapsang, after the famous smoked black tea, because I am a crazy lady who names her favorite plants.
I love my little diviners sage and I’m so glad it’s finally flourishing! I guess we kinda went through a hard time together but we are both coming out much stronger and healthier. Also, it’s a bitch to take care of and not for beginners.
Tonight is a blue moon. As I wandered outside to enjoy the beauty of a still summer night, I was inspired. There stood my brand new sunflower, bathed in moonlight. After months of waiting it opened this morning, the last of them to bloom. It’s as if it had waited for just the right time and I’m glad it did.
I thanked the flamboyant floral giant and made my way back up to the porch. Again my eye was caught as I noticed my beloved papyrus plant. I thought, ‘what better time to capture its exotic beauty?’ So I set up again and two shots in I had what I wanted. Looking at its feathered top, one can almost forget its New York location and imagine a time long ago, on the banks of the Nile.
These photos were shot at ISO 800, f/4.0, at a thirty second exposure. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I enjoyed shooting them.
Look who came to visit the brand new sunflower!