It’s always there for me, the desire to capture what I see and hold it for a while. But there isn’t always the time or convenience to tote around my digital SLR camera. This is one of the reasons I love my droid phone. About a month ago I was able to upgrade to a better device, and I have to say, I am really loving all the features on it. The camera is my fave non-phone feature, no surprise there!
So I have been satisfying that itch when I come across a scene that begs to be captured. Here is a collection of some things I have seen in the past month; from frequent walks in a local city park, a recent garden / nursery tour I went on and of course a few shots from my own garden. Enjoy!
(if you click the first photo a carousel will open to view the images larger)
hard to resist trying for this shot with the late afternoon light (City Park)
this is a late-blooming rhody in the garden, one of my faves (City Park)
back-lit in the late afternoon May sunshine (City Park)
stepping back, you can see all the plants in bloom in the center of the gardens (City Park)
this photo looks more like a painting, so ….
with some creative editing I refined the look on my computer
Red Rhody from the city park (City Park)
my own Betty Boop rose
in my own yard, this plant is only 2 feet high
my own Leatherleaf Viburnum
first rose to bloom in my garden, also the last one that I bought last year
a Lacecap Viburnum seen in the garden tour
a stunning blooming Hawthorne tree, seen in the garden tour
some creativity on display at a Pdx nursery
love the tropical plants at the nurseries
garden tour: the details of the lichen on the branch caught my eye
garden tour: this Cherry tree bark looks like satin!
taken on the fly from the passenger side driving out to the garden tour and nursery
garden tour: stepping back, what a stunner!
pull in close to really see the texture of the leaves and color of the petals on the blooms