Category: Nature


I don’t remember flowers blooming in October when I was a kid.  I don’t even remember buying Fall mums to decorate our porch.  Once Labor Day arrived, summer was officially over!  But these days summer weather continues and our gardens are still colorful well into Fall.  I will hang on to every last ounce of that for as long as I can.  Here’s a beautiful Dahlia photographed with the Lensbaby Velvet 56.


One of my most favorite places in the whole world is the water lily display at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa.  I could spend DAYS there photographing the lotus and water lilies.  The flowers bloom from late May through mid-October, so if you want to see them, you are running short on time.  I think this variety is called Nymphaea Aquarius.  I love the combination of purple and sunshine yellow!  How can you not smile when you see beautiful flowers like this?


I love seeing all of the water droplets on plants and flowers … and in this case the fuzzy ends of decorative grasses … after a rainstorm.  Mother Nature creates art all around us.  We just have to keep our eyes open and be looking for it!


The weather forecast for the next few days is rain, rain and more rain.  Hopefully this recent sunflower image will brighten your days no matter what the weather is outside.


It’s been one of the warmest summers on record and there are still plenty of flowers blooming even though the calendar tells us it is Fall.  I’m really going to miss all of this color when the landscape turns gray and somewhat gloomy.  But first, I must take time to enjoy summer’s last hurrah and the explosion of Fall color that is right around the corner!