To the Japanese maple in the backyard, whose leaves are among my favorite symbols for various concepts: Not-a-haiku* Japanese maple, waiting time of year when last year’s leaves are almost finished and this year’s leaves haven’t happened. (*I have a … Continue reading
Here in the US Midwest, this tall, fast growing tree with its distinctive leaves is a familiar presence in residential landscapes in almost every suburb and small town. Its common name is “tulip tree,” but you have to be paying … Continue reading
There is an old grape vine in the scrub at the edge of the vacant lot behind the post office substation. My cameras and I found the grapes last year, rich and purple at the end of their working life, … Continue reading
Two Jacks-in-the-Pulpit* at different stages of development, side by side at the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation last weekend. *Jack-in-the Pulpits? I am unsure of the correct plural, so I used the one I thought looked cooler. (For camera geeks: … Continue reading
Those lovely tropical orchard’s– so exotic.
The first big macro garden walk of the new year (so early!), yielded a number of images, some of last year, some of this. In these two 4 x 3s, that means last year’s oak leaf hydrangea, and this year’s … Continue reading
Phone camera forays into the floral departments are a winter refuge for a ‘tog who like flowers. It’s no garden macro, but we will take what we can get. Here’s the original crop-and-edit from this afternoon at the discount store, … Continue reading
Winter Gargoyle: There’s good shootin’ weather, and then there’s deep winter cold with harsh and brittle light, but I couldn’t let the new year advance to much further without a 2017 date on a new photograph. Here are two from … Continue reading
This year I had a hard time uncovering any kind of festive feeling over the holidays, even photographically, much less when it comes to a real mood. This is a close as I came to finding it, in a friend’s … Continue reading
Otherwise known as the Christmas Cactus. There were quite a few of them in bloom at Menards today. As winter deepens, we take our flower photography where we find it.