http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/leave-dandelions-alone-to-help-bees-this-spring/ Now be honest; dandelion flowers really are a beautiful and cheerful yellow, right??? Yes, they do mar that dream of a perfect green lawn, but is that perfect green so perfect after all? Lawn grass is the least environmentally sustainable thing you can plant and maintain!!! Replace it with clover if you must have … Continue reading A little good news (for bees) — perception is everything!
Dandelions and other similar flowers in their family have a special magic to them, at least for me. On the same plant, we can witness the entire life cycle at the same time. From the burgeoning nib on the stalks to the flower bud, onto the blossom and past to the seeding and decay of … Continue reading Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Life Cycles
Hydrangeas are another flower that kickstarts my imagination. It always amazes me how they shift through so many colours in a single season and then, as they are dying in the Fall, develop impossible amounts of character on their papery petals. When the blue has gone, we start to see faded lavenders, pinks, and greens … Continue reading Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Just Before I Go…
I find myself attracted to Lily-like flowers. It's not so much the shape of the petals, but the wald range of deep colours, the luxurious texture of the petals, and the dramatic structure of the inside of these remarkable plants. All this becomes interesting to me only because I get really close to them and … Continue reading Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Inside Burgundy
I'm not sure what kind of flowers these are. I found them at The Morgan Arboretum on a warm Summer's day and they reflected the warm comfort of that day. I love the complexity of the structures and sub-structures within this flower... There's a fantasy architecture of some alien world in these, where the petals … Continue reading Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Essential Yellows
These delicate flowers live in a leafy cropping so dense that the leaves themselves are almost black. I did nothing to tweak the colours here... the gorgeous amber colour of the petals is exactly what my naked eye saw. Perhaps the dark indigo-green leaves gave the contrast needed to make the petals look so vibrant; … Continue reading Coming Upon Amber
The last days of summer spent on excursions into the countryside with family and friends... well, as many as allowed under COVID restrictions. Stopping at a roadside farmer's market to get some fresh supplies for the week ahead and parking next to a field of amazing sunflowers. Each one sings with love and life... so … Continue reading A Beautiful Day on the Farm
Imagine that these are only about 2cm long... when I tilted it, liquid poured out. I couldn't see inside with my naked eyes, but these look a lot like carnivorous pitcher plants. Regardless, they are stunningly beautiful. Not exactly yellow, but more an orange-hued ochre. They grow out of a solid and proud looking stem, … Continue reading We’ve Got Pitcher Plants Here?
The wind was gentle and moved these tiny flowers softly into the frame of my shot; making it look like the flowers were photobombing the shot. I can almost hear them giggling at their successful prank. Prints & more available at Arts MPerron @ https://1-mario-perron.pixels.com
This little flower measures about one centimetre in diameter and gives off more yellow than imaginable. When reviewing the images I took, it seemed to me that the outer petals resemble brushstrokes with good, thick oil paint. I may have to try and reproduce this image in oils! Prints & more available at Arts MPerron … Continue reading Canary Yellow Brush Strokes