Alright, well in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon anyway, the cold snap has pretty much passed for this year. While we may still get a few more cold days inland of the coast, pretty much, the really cold weather for this Winter has passed. Of course, as soon as I say that, we’ll get an extended cold weather snap. May even still get some snow? But now we can start thinking about the warmer days ahead. Plus, the days are getting longer too – just the other day I stuck my head out the door at 5pm and celebrated that it’s still actually daylight at 5pm here. As you can tell, I like when it gets warmer.You might want to start looking closely at the outdoor plants in your neighborhood. You’ll see some tiny buds beginning their short blossom period. Fruit trees will have tiny little buds on them. Rhododendron plants will have large size buds on them.
Source: What is the Camellia Flower?
This is the story of a caterpillar’s trip across a what Kousa Dogwood blossom.
I like to post images in series or multiples of 3, essentially trying to tell a little short story. That’s why I was excited to find 3 halfway decent images of this caterpillar crawling across this white Dogwood blossom. When I discovered the caterpillar initially, it was sitting at the edge of the dogwood bract essentially where the middle image above shows the caterpillar. I got a couple images of her just sitting there, like trying to decide what she wanted to do. As soon as she started crawling across this bract and over the dogwood flower bunch in the middle, one couldn’t stop her if they wanted. Hmm, makes me wish I’d of slowed the shutter speed down because she raced across those white bracts. I was surprise that I didn’t find any racing streaks. Might be interesting to seeing a blurred caterpillar racing across? Maybe next time.
The story of 3, I hope you enjoy.
A couple weeks ago upon visiting my local Tulip flower farm, I decided to bring home a planter full of Tulip Queensland variety of flowers to photograph under my lights in the home studio. This week those Tulip Queensland flower are in full bloom and this is what I was able to capture of that group. I spent a morning creating images of these flowers from different perspectives, but mostly macro and closeup images. I also moved my lights around and experimented with different lighting situations. What I present here in this post are just some of the images I found during this session. They make for some pretty interesting macro images! What do you think?
Trillium flowers are blooming. This poor flower is almost extinct in some places. It’s so beautiful people can’t resist the temptation to pick it and take it home.
First off, it won’t last! Second, Don’t! In some places it’s illegal!
But, if you pick this flower it won’t get the opportunity to collect it’s all important energy that enables it bloom next year. This flower depends on it’s above ground parts to collect the energy from the Sun and send it down to the root underground for storage. The longer it has the opportunity to do that the more energy it has for continued blooms. So, take pictures all you want, but leave it where you find it. Don’t fulfill that temptation.
by Jennifer Benfer
Tell me what I’d have to change. Who would I have to be
To slip into your arms; for you to make sweet love to me.
Must I climb the highest cliff; swim along the ocean floor
Crawl over broken glass – would you demand that I do more?
Could you take me as I am, with my issues and my flaws
Pull me to your chest without a hesitation or a pause?
Slide your hungry tongue between my parted lips.
Run your anxious fingers along my quivering hips.
Wrap me in your passion, expose your every need.
Press your steamy lips to mine, every secret freed.
Sprinkle your tears across my cheek, confess every desire
Moan my name, call me yours, and set my soul on fire.
Need me more with every breath that slips into your chest,
Please me nightly, miss me daily, never compare me with the rest.
Grip my wrists; look in my eyes, and say the words I long to hear
Kiss me roughly, and weep my name, forever hold me dear.
Do I ask for wishes that could never quite come true?
Is my sin, my greatest fault, that I can’t stop loving you?
Today I want to present a little Scentimental Rose Splendor in our continue month long feature of the rose flower. Roses are definitely in bloom at this time of year and probably one of the most eye-catching varieties of the rose in the Scentimental Rose. It’s splattering of red and white makes it look like a peppermint candy. But the scent this rose gives off is where this rose is really at. So sweet like nectar. This rose is an all American rose, being the first stripped rose to win the All American Rose Award. It was developed in the US by Tim Caruth and introduced to the world in 1997.
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by Amanda D Besserer
Bring me to his paradise
a feeling of within,
naked to his loving eyes
caressing me with sin
I long to feel his softest kiss
upon my dampened skin
Bring me to his paradise,
and let our bodies meet
the trickle of the rain outside
would shower us with heat,
I wish to be his fantasy
and make our love complete.
The Simplicity Rose actually come is many different colors, including yellow and lavender, both colors I hope to find images of one day. This one happens to be the white variety, which tends to emanate some yellow coloring from the center making it look buttery on the inside. You can’t see the inside with this image as it’s a profile picture, but I found several different images of the White Simplicity Rose on a recent outing, which I will present to you before the end of the month. We are a third of the way through our endeavor to a rose image every day for the month of June. Please help support this blog by sharing this post with your connections.
by Anthony West
If I had wings to fly
I’d breathe in deep
and spread them wide
as I leap from the cliff
into the wind
where the gulls glide.
Crossing this wide sea
I glide above cruel waves
that reach up to drown my flight
in their cold, deep
And as your day grows slowly light
I’d arrive on worn-out wings
to hold you
in your waking dreams
and feel you soft
and gently warm
in my embrace at last.
Here’s a great photo contest featuring the color white! Check out more great images by visiting the Viewbug Blog.
“Photographing light and bright colors can be a tricky task as achieving the right contrast and exposure is not always straight forward; adjustments to the aperture, shutter speed and even post-processing may be required. The submissions within this photo competition show amazing examples of good photos showing the color white, be sure to browse the entire gallery.”
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Our White Tulip
I hope you find yourself
though you may not be searching right now
I hope you feel well in your freedom
and it prospers over your wildest dreams
I hope someday you feel secure enough
to open up more and see the Truth that always was, is and will be
I hope you are brave enough
to someday see that life isn’t about giving up
and not letting it just pass you through
I hope we are lucky enough
to someday both find our white tulip
Here are some awesome Black and White Texture images for this week’s photo essay! From the great photographers @viewbug! Click on this link to view more great images from this collection!
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Black & White Textures Finalists!