Often I have to use the photos that are new in order to tell the story I want to share on a certain Sunday. They aren't always my very best photos technically speaking -- a trade off of sorts. But today I thought I would pull some of my favorite flower photos from the last few years and put them together for today's post. I've really enjoyed "picking" some of them, and I hope they are enjoyed by some of you as well.
First some flowers from Kentucky, mostly wild ones and wonderful to discover:
|wood betony, literally along the path|
|in the woods|
|ferns, in the woods|
|beauty in a nearby garden as well -- thanks Mary Sue and Gary|
|crocuses left to their own devices|
|Rose of Sharon|
|zinnias in Sandy's yard -- and a welcome bee|
And next some favorites from my visits to England, where I go more than once a year, to visit with my stepmother there. Their gardens are every where, and any photographer finds the long evening light to be so inspiring.
|a corner of my stepmother's walled-in garden, with birch trees, early in the morning|
|all around the town|
|very British hanging "baskets", in the Cotswolds|
|asters, by Peggy|
There are more, but my laptop persists in stubbing up tonight. Therefore the post has taken me a lot longer than what I have to show for the time spent. I'll need to whip everyone into shape and share some more next week. I'm going to try one more last photo, however, taken in New Hampshire, in the beloved garden of Sheila and David. How can I not take all these photos when there are such gifts around to be uncovered.