Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
All this rain has been good for something: the Indian Pipe population is exploding!
I used to think this was a fungus, but it's not. It's also known as Ghost Plant or Corpse Plant, which are quite fitting.
I found these amongst the leaf mould at the wildlife sanctuary over the weekend.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
It came in the mail yesterday.
It's so thrilling to see one of my own pictures on the cover of a book! His neighbor is the artist who did the layout, and she did a beautiful job. I'm pleased as punch.
I took the photo at the old cemetery on Elm Street in West Springfield in January of 2008.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The Lamb's Ears at Grandmothers' Garden have shot up these flowering spikes, attracting the bees. I always have to feel Lamb's Ears; they really do feel like their namesake. So soft. I had never noticed that they flowered before. Amazing the things you notice when you start taking pictures of them.
Monday, June 15, 2009
This pretty foxglove was found in Grandmothers' Garden yesterday. I love the speckled interiors of the fluted blossoms. Foxglove is the source of Digitalis (which is also part of the latin name for the plant), used to treat heart conditions. They are beautiful, and they save lives!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
Now is the time to find wonderful Mountain Laurel, like this great striped variety.
There's also pink and white varieties. I love how they look like little parasols opening up!
All of these were taken in Stanely Park, and the wildlife sanctuary there, over the weekend.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
I took a couple hundred photos over the weekend, and this one is my favorite of the lot. I love the colors, the light, the texture, and the shapes. I also love the potential in the azalea buds, ready to burst forth into bloom. I knew as soon as I took it that I would love it. If I ever do a calendar or greeting cards, this one is definitely a contender.