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Under The Sunshine

October 12, 2016 - Behind the Peonies, the bright sunshine makes the petals and leaves glow. The last flowers of Autumn face the sun, engin...
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Angel Pansy

September 17, 2016 - Pansies are among my favorite flowers, due to the influence of my Pansy-loving mother. Purple was her favorite color and...
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Working With Flowers

July 25, 2016 - A bumble bee, at work among the purple cone flowers or echinacea. Despite the current heat wave, this stand of flowers...
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Pink and Green

July 10, 2016 - A small Hydrangea plant that graces the front of my mother-in-law Mary's home. The plant is just to the right of the...
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Buds and Blooms

March 27, 2016 - Karen loves orchids, as do I. For years, we tried to cultivate orchids, always failing in our task. This plant has us...
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Just Around the Corner

March 09, 2016 - The flowers are about to bloom around here. Spring is in the air, just around the corner. This Zinnia reminds me that...
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Heart Line

December 31, 2015 - Bleeding Heart blossoms, strung on a branch, serve as a beautiful sight to close out the year. A very blessed, peace-fi...
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Checkerspot

September 08, 2015 - A member of the nymphlidae or butterfly insect family. A Chlosyne gorgone or Gorgone Checkerspot butterfly. The insect...
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Golden Bend

August 29, 2015 - Goldenrod, with some very tiny yellow flowers that have attracted even tinier flying insects (if you look close). Part...
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Bumble Bee

August 28, 2015 - A bumble bee {Bombus pennsylvanicus), its legs carrying fairly full pollen sacks, forages for more pollen in the purple...
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Petal Soft

August 17, 2015 - A pink zinnia in full bloom. Creamy focus from a very old lens: Vivitar 28mm f2 Close Focus in Pentax K-Mount. I used a...
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Sunlit

July 30, 2015 - The late afternoon sunlight was causing the vinca flowers to glow. I put on 26mm worth of extension tubes in-between my...
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At Work

July 10, 2015 - Pollen works its magic throughout the natural world. Here, a zinnia provides some nurture for this colorful beetle. Se...
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Preparing

July 09, 2015 - Up close echinacea. Tiny hair-like fuzz on the green outer leaves, magenta touches on some of the inner surfaces, and t...
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Red and Green

July 06, 2015 - Some red echinacea against a field of green. Natural fireworks.
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Pink Splash Up Close

July 01, 2015 - Americana Pink Mega Splash Geranium. That's a mouthful. A pretty pink flower, as seen up close, as in macro mode. I u...
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Natural Work

June 06, 2015 - A tiny ant, at work on the small bloom of a Vinca plant. Note: a 10mm extension tube was used to create a macro.
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Leaning Into The Light

March 18, 2015 - This Orchid plant has been shaped by the light that feeds it. The main stem has bent nearly 90 degrees from the plant...
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Lush Color

January 05, 2015 - A wildflower in full bloom from this past summer, found in Lincoln Memorial Garden. An antidote to a winter cold wave.
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Zebra Longwing

November 11, 2014 - One of the many butterflies found during our initial moments at the Savannah Wildlife Preserve, this Zebra Longwing butt...
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Wings and Petals

October 22, 2014 - What would it be like to not be able to see in color? A relative of mine is an achromat, unable to see color, only blac...
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Petals and Wings

October 06, 2014 - A butterfly, working in a fuchsia colored Zinnia.
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Lavender Closeup

October 03, 2014 - Many times, when I'm reviewing my photographs on my computer, I zoom in to take a closer look at a section of the image.
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Tiny Verbena

September 30, 2014 - These blossoms are not much larger than a quarter of an inch wide. Teeny Tiny, that's what I call it, but the plant i...
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Back to Orange

September 29, 2014 - Matching orange for orange, this butterfly turned its back to me as it drew nourishing nectar from the flowering Zinnia.
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Thistle Bee

September 27, 2014 - Busy at the only work it knows and does best, this bee, its body covered in golden grains of pollen, hunts for nectar am...
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Orange on Orange

September 24, 2014 - The colors of Autumn begin here. The wings of this butterfly have the orange and brown colors that the leaves will soon...
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Pollen Gathering

September 22, 2014 - The Zinnia blooms were alive with butterflies today, gathering the sustenance and vicariously picking up pollen from flo...
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Glowing Verbena

September 20, 2014 - Verbena blooms, sitting our our deck, the sun heading towards sunset. I focused in on this small clump. I love the way...
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A Splash of Magenta

September 19, 2014 - Late blooming Zinnias are a visual delight. This magenta and pink beauty looks especially scrumptious against the green...
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Pink and Green

September 06, 2014 - A Hardy Hibiscus in my brother Larry's garden. Such a soft pink among the deep greens. Soothing to the eyes and spirit...
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Fading Into Autumn

August 30, 2014 - I suppose that a recent rain left water drops on these magenta colored petals, causing the sunlight to fade white spots.
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Workin' Hard for the Honey

August 25, 2014 - A bee, doing what bees do best, on a Liatris blossom.
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Spotlight on Lavender

August 24, 2014 - A peek into the small world of flowers. These lavender flowers had the spotlight of the sun on them as they spread thei...
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Violet in Green

August 10, 2014 - A very tiny violet flower in a forest of green, seen while walking through Lincoln Memorial Garden.
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Pink Peeking

August 01, 2014 - I tried to keep up with the names of the various plants as I went through the tropical displays at Callaway Gardens. It...
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Azalea

July 27, 2014 - These red Azaleas are one specie of this flower in an area several acres large dedicated to Azaleas. Just one of the gar...
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Symbiosis

July 12, 2014 - Together, the bee and the flower provide for each other. The bee needs the nectar that the flower provides, and the flo...
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Two by Two

July 11, 2014 - Two in tandem, these Day-lilies are magnificent in magenta and yellow against the leaves of green.
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Sunshine Petals

July 10, 2014 - Sunshine and shadows, it takes both to appreciate the fullness of light.
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Act Naturally

July 02, 2014 - Two emerald-colored beetles, doing what comes naturally on the petal of a daylily, while a spotted beetle politely ignor...
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Visions

July 01, 2014 - Called "Visions in Red" this version of the astilbe chinensis plant, was in full purple bloom as I walked through the Wa...
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Beautiful Work

June 30, 2014 - A Bumble Bee, busy about the work of the hive, harvesting nectar from a Purple Cone Flower.
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Purple De'Oro

June 28, 2014 - The dots of pollen stand out like freckles on the purple petals of this Daylilly called a Purple De'Oro. One of the doz...
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Worker Bee

June 27, 2014 - The simple but indispensable worker bee, busy about its task of bringing home the food necessary for the hive, also does...
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Bee Beauty

June 23, 2014 - A worker bee, out collecting his day's wages for the hive, among the beauty of blooming plants.
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Pastel & Rain

June 21, 2014 - A Hydrangea bloom, singular, before the globe of them behind this one pop out. Simple but so beautiful and elegant. The...
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Wet Beauty

May 13, 2014 - For my dear bride, my Karen Sue. This flower from her garden, raindrops decorating its leaves.
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String of Hearts

May 01, 2014 - A string of flowers on a "Bleeding Heart" plant, hang from a branch. A colorful reminder of the season of spring. Magen...
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Tulip

April 29, 2014 - One single Tulip, surrounded by brethren of different colors. All beautiful.
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Bursting Through

April 14, 2014 - Despite the cold weather, the ice pellets and snowflakes, it is Spring. New growth is bursting through on everything th...
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Spring is Here

March 20, 2014 - Spring has arrived! The Vernal Equinox has come and gone. The season has changed, and I am deeply grateful this year. T...
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Lavender Bliss

February 14, 2014 - A visual Valentine in honor of my Mom. Lavender, purple and all shades between, were her favorite colors. She loved flo...
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Anthurium

February 02, 2014 - Cultivated by some for its color and the shape of the the two main parts of the "flower," otherwise known as the spadix...
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Stripes

January 15, 2014 - A beautiful flower, with purple and white stripes stands out from the surrounding green leaves. I have no idea what thi...
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Conservatory Color

January 14, 2014 - A bit of color to provide rest from the gray winter's days. This Star Gazer Lily was in Como Park & Conservatory in St.
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Serene Pond

January 12, 2014 - Karen and I love the serenity of formal Japanese Gardens. These can be small or large, but always are they places of pea...
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Thistle & Bee

December 29, 2013 - From a walk through Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden in August, this macro closeup of a busy bee, covered in pollen, pick...
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Here and Gone

October 25, 2013 - What was once, is no more. Autumn has brought the first hard freeze. Frost on every surface this morning. I'm not sure...
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