Category: Nature


“We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.”
– Moina Michael

Moina Michael conceived the idea of wearing a red poppy on Memorial Day in honor of those who died serving our country.  It’s a wonderful tradition, now carried on by members of the VFW and American Legion, with proceeds assisting disabled and hospitalized veterans.  Buy a poppy this weekend and wear it in honor of our veterans!


It is so wonderful to leave the drab and dreary colors of winter behind and see the vibrant Spring hues!  A misty day brings out the color in the landscape, so it’s the perfect time to photograph.


Each year, a lovely Cape Cod style home in Tamaqua, Pa. draws visitors from far and wide to admire their Spring garden.  Affectionately known as “The Tulip House”, thousands upon thousands of tulips, hydrangea, and other Spring flowers bloom in a chorus of picturesque color!   The garden is mapped out and each bulb placed by hand in a new design every year.  The home and gardens are the pride and joy of the Kehlor Family and a visit should be on your list of must-see places in Pennsylvania!


I knew that it was only a matter of time before I could no longer resist the Lensbaby Velvet 56.  This is the newest lens produced by the always creative Lensbaby team.  It’s a manual portrait AND macro lens that is 56mm and f/1.6 and yields the softness that I love for flower photography.  I just can’t put it down!  Thank you Lensbaby!

5031_Daffodil 2015

Daffodils symbolize rebirth and new beginnings.  They herald in the Spring season with a blast of color that transforms even the most dreary landscape!  It’s been a long wait, but they are finally here!  I have several varieties and am waiting to see if my pink and white ones make an appearance!  Time will tell….