Wednesday, August 7, 2013

All Flowers Keep the Light

I know that on my last post there was a bit of confusion about the images. I should have been more clear, since I know how easy it is to skim over a post, collect a few words and come to a conclusion. Those image were not of our new place. Neither are these. I was having a few issues getting Frank's computer to welcome my camera as one of its own. I've since learned a bit of a workaround but it will take some time to go through them all and process some for you. I hope to do that before too much longer. Until then, I hope you enjoy this post.



Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.
~ Theodore Roethke

I can't possible go through summer and not do a post or three just about flowers. This is going to be one of them.


nightshade blossom
Nightshade is an interesting plant. Along with their tiny purple blossoms...




nightshade berries soft light
They produce little clusters of berries. They turn bright red, eventually but these are still green.




new growth
The new growth of this leafy plant evolves from soft purple to pink, red and finally green.




thistle
While on the topic of purple flowers, thistles always catch my eye. They remind me of a prehistoric plant.




purple bells
These purple bell-shaped blooms appear to be ringing out their tune as they sway in the wind.




make a wish3
This near-empty dandelion head stands alongside the creek. The background might look likes its seeds carried by the wind but really it's just foamy bubbles in the water.




inside chicory
Wild chicory are among my favourite blooms in summer.




grocery store orchids
This simple orchid plant bloomed in Frank's care. We weren't even sure what the plant was - he had inherited it from a friend.

I hope the flowers brightened your day. More photos coming up soon.

41 comments:

ADRIAN said...

These images are you at your best. It's like a two year retro.
If Frank's computer is acting up already. Are you sure you wouldn't be better over hear?

Linda said...

There's a world of wonder in your photography. Favorites here are the Nightshade (We have some here, but I didn't know it's name.), the thistle, and the lovely orchid flower. I hope that one moves with you to your new home.

Kat said...

The light in those pictures is just amazing. So beautiful. So pure looking.
You are amazing. What gorgeous photos!

Lisa Gordon said...

How beautiful these are, Hilary!
You have captured such wonderful light in each of them.

TexWisGirl said...

i love your images, no matter flowers, weeds, critters... :) no matter where you take them, too. :)

Country Girl said...

Stunning!

Mage said...

They truly make me happy, thank you. :)

Brian Miller said...

smiles....still a few wishes left on that dandelion head...smiles...love the light behind the berries as well...nice pics hilary

Rae said...

Simply gorgeous.

DJan said...

They certainly did brighten my day. And I look forward to more! :-)

Sandi McBride said...

They are all so beautiful, but I love the thistle, too...wildly lovely, don't you agree? And the Dandy Lion...a fairy tale of a wild flower if ever there was one! I love your camera...and the talent that drives it
Sandi

Stephen Hayes said...

The picture of the dandelion does look like someone blew and made a wish on it.

Saz said...

oh such a wonder of images....

just realised how much ive been missing...i must make time to rumble about blogland again,...

saz xx

Jackie said...

You certainly are aware of the light and exactly how to use it, Hilary.
What a gifted photographer you are.
I learn so much from looking at your work. That also makes you a wonderful teacher...

Daryl said...

these are wonderful ... you are becoming an amazing photographer

messymimi said...

They did a lot for my evening, after a very long, tough day, so thank you.

Indrani said...

Fantastic lighting in the shots.

Tabor said...

Your photography gets better and better. You challenge me to see things differently.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful images. You are indeed a very skilled photographer.

ladyfi said...

Your shots are full of wonder and beauty!

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely catches, I enjoy back lighting blooms

Leah J. Utas said...

I love nightshade! And I have always though thistles beautiful.

L. D. said...

They are all wonderful shots. Your results really are great art works with such great design. I have missed your posts lately and will have to catch up on them.

sage said...

As always, lovely!

Sandy Carlson said...

These are gorgeous! Good for you for getting the computer to talk to the camera. Technology so often throws curves...for which there are no answers. It's great to see these summer images.

Rob-bear said...

Delightful, as always. And, yes, all flowers keep the light. More specifically, they keep what they need, and ignore the rest. (If I remember my biology.)

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Andy said...

You have posted some more great photos Hilary. They gave me the feeling that I was actually there and had the flowers just a few inches in front of me. Well done!

solarity said...

The nightshade berries do look a lot like what was growing near my tree, but the stems on mine were quite pale. The berries, whatever they were, are now gone; they must be good squirrel food.

Mary Anne in Kentucky [wants macro lens, WANTZ]

Anvilcloud said...

That top photo is ... well ... tops.

photowannabe said...

Simply love the Make A Wish photo.

Hope things settle down soon for you and the computer cooperates.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images you have there.

Rita said...

Tantalizing, delightful blossoms. I knew you were having camera/computer issues or something. Still hope to see new place pics pretty soon, but I know you are still traveling back and forth. Hope all the problems get resolved soon. :)

ellen abbott said...

I really like the cluster of nightshade berries.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Beautiful shots! Love the light and the shallow depth of focus.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your photographs were wonderful. I enjoyed the quote from Theodore Roethke. I had never read it before. You have a beautiful orchid. What a nice surprise to have a foliage plant turn out to be an orchid.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I just became your newest follower.

Betty Manousos said...

awwww!!!!!!!!hilary wow!
that leafy flower, the dandelion and those purple flowers are my favourite ones!

but all of them are truly gorgeous!!

thanks for brightening my day!

xx

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Betty Manousos said...

i love the bokeh in the dandelion/leaf plant shots. may i ask you...did you shoot these outside.
looks gorgeous!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I think we might also have those purple bell-shaped blooms. I'm behind in sharing photos, too, so I'm happy to see yours.

Nortehanon said...

Yes, they did brighten my day! I looove all of these shots. Did you shoot these with a macro lens or a long lens?