Monday, July 28, 2014

Nature's Garden - Wildflowers at High Altitude

Pinnate Daisies

After a weekend of rain, the forest welcomes me -
a smell of moist decay and green rebirth.

Entering dense growth, I noticed a spot of red.
Wild strawberries are coming into season.

Morning sun backlights grasses.


Wildflowers dance in a light breeze.

In a shady ditch, Pearly Everlasting line up for inspection.

A small decaying stump
(which I have photographed countless times)
is especially appealing with its sodden textures
resting on bright ground cover.

delicate and orchid-like but highly poisonous - Death Camus

In boggy areas, Death Camus
waves its ghostly blossoms.

orange Paintbrush, white Paintbrush, Pinnate Daisies

I walk through Nature's garden.

Surrounded by wildflowers - One Good Thing

(all photos iPhone 5)

I've been researching mirrorless cameras (4/3 macros).
If anybody visiting me uses a mirrorless, I'd like to hear from you.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mountain Music

sweet sounds of river and brass and strings
impromptu concert 
youth and music and Nature

I stop to listen

Friday, July 11, 2014

Lucky Me!

my mother was superstitious

she carefully pressed four leaf clovers
between sheets of waxed paper

I left these where I found them
Good Luck

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Magical Surprise

sometimes ...
it IS worth
the wait

snow squall, second week of June, Breckenridge

Calypso Orchids (Fairy Slipper) blooming in the forest in mid-June while temps went below freezing  and patches of snow were still on the ground

I like to think that looks can be deceiving...

delicate beauty
tiny fragile magical
Calypso Orchid

snow finally melted except for peaks
still glistening white in the sunshine
high altitude summer begins

(small stones)