I took advantage of some beautiful morning light this morning to try to get a shot of the bloom on the Echeveria Cactus on my deck. Although I’ve owned it for a couple of years, this is the first time it has ever bloomed for me, surprising me with these beautiful pink/orange flowers.
I just love the delicate pink ruffles of the petals of this flower. The unending colors and textures in nature never disappoint!
The name of these shade loving flowers, Bleeding Hearts, has always been intriguing to me. These were shot in the beautiful Hahn Horticulture Garden on the campus of Virginia Tech. This garden of nearly six acres is a beautiful place to explore.
Several days ago, I went out in search of some nice shots of my favorite Spring flower – the tulip. The colors of this one were so soft and beautiful. Funny, I had taken a million (well, almost) shots, and this particular flower caught my eye after I had finished up and was on my way back to the car. Without as much “technical thought” I just bent down and snapped the picture remembering the words of a photography mentor who said, “sometimes I’ll take a few hundred pictures to get just one or two shots that I like.” In this case, I’m glad I kept shooting.
Pretty in Pink
I am so enjoying the beauty of all of the colors this Spring. These bright pink blossoms were especially eye catching set against the stark coldness of the tree branch. I find it just a comforting and amazing reminder that every year, following the quiet dormancy of winter, and with the coming of Spring, all things are made new… and beautifully so.
Signs of Spring
Living in Virginia, most years we are treated to a healthy dose of each and every season. Although the winter of 2012 was a bit lacking, the coming Spring is full of promise.
Love the simplicity of this shot.