There is a silver lining to all that crazy winter weather we had this year, and that is the incredible California wildflower super-bloom this spring. I was worried that I would miss it since we had gone to New Mexico, where we experienced some horrendous winds. I love New Mexico, but this year wasn't the best. By the time we got back through Arizona and into California, I … [Read more...] about Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
There's more to Texas wildflowers than just bluebonnets. Although I have to say that the bluebonnets are so spectacular they can easily create a roadside traffic jam. They tend to grow on the sides of the roads you see. But actually Texas has 5,000 different types of wildflowers and you'll find them all over the place from grassy meadows to rocky hillsides and you'll likely … [Read more...] about Texas Wildflowers
Roadside Attraction: California Poppies
On our drive back home from our snowbird season, we stopped for a night of free parking at a Casino in Nice, California. As we pulled in, I noticed out of the corner of my eye, behind the dumpsters in the back, a small patch of California Poppies. When the wind died down, I went out with my telephoto lens and my Canon 500D close-up filter to see what kind of interesting … [Read more...] about Roadside Attraction: California Poppies
What’s Special About a Black Eyed Susan?
I have always been attracted to Black Eyed Susans, even though they are quite common, because they are such bright colourful flowers that pop out of every landscape. Usually when I photograph flowers I use a telephoto lens and a very shallow depth of field to put all the attention on a single flower, or even just part of a flower, and render the rest of the image soft and … [Read more...] about What’s Special About a Black Eyed Susan?