Of the 822 photos within my cell phone’s gallery 90% are of nature, so trying to pare down the lot to a single photo in response to Sally D’s mobile photography challenge was going to be difficult In the end I settled on two. The first is what I see as a miniature daffodil of some sort, although I am only guessing. If you know for sure please enlighten me.
The second I captured in a whiskey barrel planter downtown last Saturday after a long and hard day of outside work on Saturday. I am so used to the leafy look of tulips I was struck by this specimen. Again, if anyone has knowledge of this variety please share.
Why do I love mobile photography challenges? I have three of reasons. 1) I love nature. I know it is directly connected to my love of God. Creation is a constantly changing canvas that continually renews with ever more thrilling art for our eyes to enjoy. 2) Before, but especially since I had my own greenhouse business I have been thrilled with any kind of blooming plant or flower. 3) My cell phone has a wonderful camera lens that takes some very good photos. By the way in case you are wondering, it is a DROID MAXX.
Winter is my least favorite season of the year. Usually it promises nothing but darkness, cold, wet and snowy conditions for days upon end. Do you know the difference between usually and always, besides the uncommon letters? usually means not every year will this be true. Hello Winter of 2017, I think you closely resemble something we know as spring. Yes, I am pretty sure on balance the sheer number of spring-like temperature days qualify you as a non-winter.
The daffodils were thoroughly confused. I didn’t complain however, since I associate their bloom with the beginning of real spring.
Thankfully the tulips planted in our new bulb garden are still riding their expected schedule, so I may be able to share them the next time this freestyle challenge returns.
This is for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge.
These photos come from our early March 2017 trip to the gorgeous Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina. While my 12 x 16 hoop house pales in comparison to their grand Conservatory we were inspired to create an outside protected home for our growing collection of orchids and Amaryllis. More details to come on this blog!
This is a response to a weekly photography challenge I found hosted by Lens and Pens by Sally.
Tulips and daffodils are two flowers I so look forward to seeing announce their presence each spring. After waiting impatiently through the cold, dreary days of winter and this go round watching foot after foot of snow stack on the ground, the emergence of these floral favorites takes on an even more significant plain.
Daffodils have such a magnificent bloom set. I also included a photo of a mass planting of daffodils on the way to the high school may children attend.
This is part of the weekly Floral Friday Fotos.