I'm finally getting around to working on this branched out color series. The focus will be on the colors that I don't feel really fits solidly into one standard color or another. I was going to try and target warm colors vs. cool colors as a way of trying to organize or group these, but… Continue reading Color Series: The In Betweens Day 1
This peony had a friend. And apparently also one of those little red mite/spider thingies. I didn't know about the red visitor until I brought this up on my computer. This little friend stuck around long enough for me to get a few shots before he slinked back behind the flowers.
Today I'm even more grateful that I got the opportunity to get all those peony photos the day I did. Yesterday, all the petals from every flower except the healthiest were blown off in a nasty storm that raced through overnight. That was followed by another one last night, leaving even fewer flowers and petals… Continue reading Peony’s End Series #2
Yesterday was an unusually great day photography wise. I think I just hit the exact right time of day for lighting or something because I had more amazing photos in the round than I think I've ever had at one time. Funny, but almost all of those amazing ones were of peonies that were dead… Continue reading Peony’s End Series, The First
One of my two peonies are blooming. My other one should be opening in the next couple of days. That means that with my iris, I have tons of color going on in my yard right now. Now if the weather could get its act together and remember that we are in mid/late May instead… Continue reading Peony
This isn't actually a striped peony, it just has those darker pink lines on the outer petals just before it opens and it makes me think of peppermint candy. Sadly, these are already done for the season. It seems like the day they bloomed or just started blooming is when we got hit by storms… Continue reading Candy Stripe Peony Bud
It took me a while to realize that Peonies do this weird thing when they are going through the bud phase. They produce this liquidy/syrupy substance over the buds and is why mine are often covered in ants. I honestly just thought I was always catching them with dew collected on them or after they'd… Continue reading Today’s Pretty: Peony Bud