When working in the garden the other day I noticed the light drifting in and out of the zucchini vines.
As it danced it’s way around the garden I noticed how beautiful it was when resting upon the blossoms tucked deep inside the vines.
So yes, off I went to grab my camera and a macro lens!
If you are interested in seeing a zucchini blossom in black and white, be sure to visit Monochromia this Thursday.
Enjoy the day!
“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” - Mark Twain
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This image was taken last week during a trip to Grand Cayman Island. I found the flower on the ground when visiting the Botanical Garden and placed it on a fence railing to photograph it. I am not quite sure what the name of this flower is, but am thinking it must be in either the anemone or daisy families.
As those of you who have been following for some time know, flowers are one of my favorite subjects and I love to work with the “Victorian Language of Flowers”. In the “Victorian Language of Flowers”, the Lotus means: Estranged Love and Forgetful of the Past.
Watch, don’t turn your back,
Never let your senses slack,
When into the woods
For it is there,
That wild beasts lay idle,
Until dusk draws near.
Then, just as the sun’s glow
Begins to fade,
The beasts awaken,
No longer hiding from the day’s trespassers.
And if you are not prepared,
Your heart may skip a beat, and
With a fleeting moment of fear,
You’ll run, then disappear.
copyright Robyn Graham
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“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” - W.B. Yeats
I thought the above quote fit nicely with the pictures of Chives from my garden. The blooms are magical and the scent, very sharp – an awakening of the senses.
I’ve missed all of my virtual friends the past two weeks. As indicated in my last post I was very busy putting together an exhibit that included 18 portraits that I framed and matted myself. I am happy to report that the exhibit was a great success and I now have framing in my repertoire of offerings when I open my studio in September. Yes, you read that correctly! I am opening a photography studio! It is such a leap of faith for my future as a photographer, but I am excited for the opportunity to have a space to call “home” for my fine art work as well as a beautiful facility to do portrait and product work, and teach workshops. My senses are certainly aroused with the planning and preparations for the studio. I am frequenting thrift shops, consignment shops, antique shops and more to find the perfect, multi-functional props and decor, and enjoying every minute of it. I promise to share pictures of the studio and the grand-opening festivities.
In addition to the aforementioned exhibit, I hung another exhibit today. The Bank of Princeton in Lambertville, NJ has a gallery that they open to artists for month-long exhibits. I hung 40+ prints today with the help of my husband and daughter. The gallery looked beautiful! Next up is two-person exhibit at The Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. I just placed my order for six large (16in x 24in), black and white prints to be framed, matted and then hung in the gallery from July 8th, 2014 to September 8th, 2014. It is an honor to be able to show my work in such a fine establishment where many incredible photographers have shared their work. I feel like I am walking in the footsteps of a dream.
Enough of my excuses for not blogging over the past two weeks! I look forward to catching up on what I’ve missed from all of your wonderful blogs once the school year wraps up at the end of the week. Soon enough my children and I will be all settled into the routine of summer and I’ll be able to sit outside with the laptop, linger over a cup of coffee, and catch up on what I’ve missed.
Blessings to all!