Monday, September 24, 2012

The most noble and challenging of fruits


(Grapes are) the most noble and challenging of fruits. 
 -Malcolm Dunn, Head Gardener to the 7th Viscount Powerscourt, c 1867.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Secret Inner Life of Gladioli

Macro image of one of the beautiful gladioli our friends brought us for Rosh Hashana (chosen for their suitability as a photographic subject - they know me quite well).

My googling tells me that the gladiolus flower signifies remembrance, strength of character, honor and faithfulness. 
It also represents infatuation, telling the receiver that they have pierced the giver's heart.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


When was the last time you told someone, or reminded yourself, that you believe in them?

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Abstract Pussy Willows

I decided to revisit an old favorite this week, giving this version a more abstract, painted feel. I'm really pleased with this new, updated look. What do you think? This one, or the more realistic original?

This image is available in a variety of formats in my Society6 shop.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Butterfly Series, Monarch #3

(No, you're not imagining things, I did in fact jump from number one to number three - number two just wasn't red (okay, orangey-red, work with me here...) enough for Ruby Tuesday. It will appear on the blog one of these days.)

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