Tag Archives: plants

peppers, potatoes and onions

There was a long long line at the butcher shop today, and while I was standing amongst the produce, I opened up Camera FV-5, the highly adjustable camera app that sounds like a secret agent. These images were cropped, then … Continue reading

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of yellow flowers and laziness

I saw this small yellow flower. It is a kind of weed. I don’t know what it is, and I will look it up. But right now it is hot and I feel lazy, so it is just a small … Continue reading

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of wolfsbane and computer data

Botanical drawings and prints can be really beautiful.  These depict a famous plant from folklore and popular culture.  Any lover of the Harry Potter series, remembering that first class in Potions, can answer Professor Snape’s question promptly– monkshood and wolfsbane … Continue reading

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housewarming break!

That didn’t take long.  The new trees are doing their job and the robins have taken up residence, building one of their trademark sloppy nests. That’s a lot of nest for a new tree.  Better there than on top of … Continue reading

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hydrangea break!

I’m away from my desk, so our visit to Antelopia is on “pause”. So please accept this phone camera photograph of an oak leaf hydrangea just starting to bloom.  Run through a mild red filter for added oak leaf hydrangeaness- … Continue reading

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today i learned

Today I learned That I really like stepping on cherry tomatoes in parking lots. Crisp cool small tomato, Satisfying sharp squish on asphalt, Seeds and summer smells. Doing this in sandals makes it more interesting.

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japanese maple- sunset macros from week one

The best things about red Japanese maples early in the season are their tiny bright red “helicopters”. The new Japanese maple with the macro lens at sunset. Hard at work growing, while doing dual duty as landscape element and artist’s … Continue reading

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treez!

If you guessed the Japanese maple in yesterday’s post is one that I now have in my own yard, you were right. (If you guessed that I planted it myself, well, not so much.  The guys from the nursery planted … Continue reading

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a photographic hint

Hmm.  A phone camera image of one of my favorite subjects, the Japanese maple. I wonder what’s going on?  

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cold, slow spring

Spring has turned cold and slow, forcing amateur photographers and their new cameras into the garden centers of big box stores to practice their plant photography.  From Menards last weekend: a bicolor calla lily with beautiful spotted leaves, above, and … Continue reading

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