Elusive Wildflowers Part 4 – Indian Cucumber Root

This little wonder hides in plain sight.  For years I've been marching past stands of them, ignoring them as just part of the undergrowth.  This year though I looked closer and wondered what they were.  Then the other day I noticed they made the most delicately strange little flowers under those leaves.  I wasn't prepared... Continue Reading →

Requiring Some Delicacy

They aren't showy or rare, but I couldn't resist the artful arrangement of leaves in the early morning sun.  I have shot them before, but not with a flower closed like this.  I think it adds a tiny bit of the unexpected.  Some tension maybe and makes you imagine the days to come.  

I’m not Ansel Adams but…

An online photographer friend said that he doesn't do much black and white landscape work because he feels he needs the color to be there because it was there.  I agree with him up to a point.  No, I'm no Ansel Adams, but I do like how a black and white photograph can work when... Continue Reading →

Not your typical wildflower

Let the microscapes begin! Not the most beautiful or delicate of wildflowers, but one of the first to appear.  I went wandering in one of the many nature preserves in Andover, Massachusetts the other day and one section of the swamp was covered with skunk cabbage.  I read that they can come up so early... Continue Reading →

Mining Bee Macro

A follow up to the last post, I went out back to the carpet of whitlow grass again and found it buzzing with tiny mining bees (1.5 cm or 5/8 in).  The sun being strong, but slightly diffused by clouds I went back in for the camera.  So glad I did - Isn't she sweet?... Continue Reading →

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