Monday, May 31, 2010

Portrait of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is so imposing a place that I have trouble taking it all in. I prefer to photograph it in smaller "chunks". This was a beautiful clear day, but very cold and very windy (even for Oklahoma standards).

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Southern Utah

I recently returned from a trip to Southern Utah with my mom. I love that area of the country. You could visit there for a month and still not see everything the area has to offer. We started off in Zion, so that is where I will begin my photos. This is the canyon with the Virgin River in the foreground.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pretty in Pink

My carpet roses are just beginning to open. These are from last year's bounty.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Local Color

Butterflies were out in abundance this weekend following the storms last week. We are due for more storms today, so I may not see them for a couple of days. These wildflowers were on the side of the road about a half mile from the house.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Oklahoma Weather

The sky has been pretty gray lately, but yesterday there was a break between storms with glorious skies and lush greens. There really is nothing like the Oklahoma sky.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Reaching for the Sun II

Since Monday's tornadoes, we've had a week of storms and rain. I need a dose of sunshine, so it's time to break out another wildflower shot. I know all this rain will make the flowers bloom. I just need a day of sun (is it too much to ask for no wind as well) to shoot the new blooms.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Chesapeake Rowing

One of the images from this weekend's regatta. Saturday was sunny and I finally found a couple of spots close to the water to shoot. Now if I could just get on one of the launches...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Reaching for the Sun

This just makes me happy. The coreopsis are blooming near my house, so I think they must be blooming at Mt. Scott where these were taken last season. I may have to make the drive next week to get my dose of happiness.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bleeding Hearts

I grew bleeding hearts in Maryland and loved their delicate blooms; they remind me of pantaloons hung out to dry.

This is an image I took in Colorado last year. If you love flowers you should definitely visit Colorado in the summer. I don't know how they do it, but the flowers are especially beautifl there. Maybe because their growing season is shortened, everything blooms near the same time?

Monday, May 3, 2010

May Day

My computer was out on May Day, but I didn't want that stop my posting of this floral from the preserve.