Archive for May, 2012



A Charming Little Wreck

Hybrid Starfish


On the verge

Black Bud


The Hour of Glory

“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; we will grieve not….”

William Wordsworth

Ode. “Splendour in the Grass” from  Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood,  “Splendour in the Grass,” stanza 10 (c. 1802-1803).

A Young Wasp Queen Building Her Nest



Red Yellow, I, II


Wire Ink I, II



Drawn In

Tiny Translucent Petals


P.M. Update:

Here is the whole flower, for yoshizen and Gary:


I saw countless flowers like this one growing together, almost like a ground covering, in a small area of the woods nearby.  The green leaves (enhanced here, originally intended only for the top photograph, in order to “illuminate” the petals in a way) are rather thick, and the flowers themselves are very small, with a transverse measurement of about 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches, I’d say.  They’re very sturdy, and have an almost waxy appearance.  Thanks for your interest!


Out of Touch

Hi, everyone.   I am so grateful for your kind visits and generous feedback and comments.   I miss visiting you all, and am very much  looking forward to catching up in the next few days.

Okay, maybe I do photograph roses…