While working in the garden over the years, I have saved some of these beach pebbles because of their shape. I'm picky, so out of the thousands, I kept but a few. Recently, I decided to spend some quiet time trying to stack and balance them. It was fun and the concentration required can bring a heightened peace and presence, unless one falls off the table onto your foot! :)
I named this southern comfort because I imagined the vase to be something I might see in the southern U.S. It has been broken at one time and repaired and handed down to us. Since the daylilies are in bloom I thought it would be a great time to immortalize them both. I used window light and black fabric to get this effect plus a little photoshop.
One of my photographic images. A Still Life of cherries. I have found that like life, the cherries can be likened to our life experiences and memories, sweet and sour. And then there are the pits of course! :).
The intricate beauty and magic of creation is perhaps what motivates me to be a gardener along with the great peace of being close to nature. I built my garden over three years as a retreat and a place for meditation. This is my first planting of Iris in the garden and it gets to have it’s picture taken. :)
I wanted to do a Still Life celebrating the fall and the harvest. A time of year when many of us take a little more time to reflect on all the good things, and the people, the friends, that surround each of us in the present moment.
The first freeze of the year beneath a bird bath with falling water frezzing on the rocks and leaves overnight. The ribbons of ice in the central left are actually ice coated daylilly leaves. Pretty I thought, and worth a picture in awe of natures beauty!