A simple trio of lilies shot on a warm summer day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It seems that I like to shoot these flowers on my birthday.
I waited a bit too long to shoot this red tulip blossom. It sat on my desk and slowly dried out. And I have to say, I’m quite pleased about that.
“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.”
— William Blake
It’s amazing how beautiful a single flower floating in a water filled glass bowl can be.
This single orange lily is one of many that line our driveway from the garage to the street. Today, while most were in the shade of the house, this one was off by itself, basking in the glow of the sun.
One of the challenges of shooting Spring flowers is trying to create something unique so that the blossom stands out from the millions of other flower photographs that out there.
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”
“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”
Some of the last flowers of autumn cling to life as the death of the season falls around them.