Dusky Pink Coneflower

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“The Amen of nature is always a flower.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

I’m a step ahead of Spring, I know. I’m extra-impatient this year, so I’ve been working on florals. Lots and lots of pale pastel florals. Layering a flower photo with textures is like slapping the finishing touch on a wet canvas. I suppose there’s a thin line that separates a painter/artist from a photographer/artist. Judging from some of the comments my artist friends make, we also share the same brain. Creativity feeds on creativity. The more we work at it, the more we crave the next challenge.

Today it’s a simple pink coneflower in soft, dreamy light. Enjoy.

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Cosmos: A Garden Favorite

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same. -Anonymous

I love Cosmos. It’s easy to grow, and reseeds itself, showing up in unexpected corners of the garden from year to year.  Cosmos is also a very cooperative flower to photograph.  This morning bright and early, I picked a single blossom, dropped it into a pretty glass piece that used to belong to my mother, and took this photo.  I post-processed with just a bit of desaturation, and some soft fill light.

Pink Cosmos