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…

Heart of the Purple Clematis


I was out of battery power the day I took this photograph (a couple of weeks ago).  I took one shot, the camera power alert blinking red, and that was it.  It was a wonderfully foggy day, perfect for taking some shots, and I had made terrible rookie mistake.  No back-up battery on hand.


Then, I went back through this town yesterday and had a chance to  take a few quick shots of the same barn.












What Was Once Orange…

Thank you very much Shutterbug Sage! This is a huge help! I’ve made the change to my own site and hope others will do the same.

Thanks to the note Leanne Cole added to the bottom of today’s post, you can simply disable the “notify me of follow-up comments via email” option on your WordPress site.

  • From your WordPress dashboard, select Settings and then Discussion from the left-hand side of the page.
  • Just before the Avatars section, untick the box after Follow Comments that says “Show a ‘follow comments’‘ option in the comment form”

  • Be sure to click save at the bottom of the page.

Remember, if you are leaving comments for a blogger who has not yet made this update to their site, be sure to untick the  “notify me of follow-up comments via email” option when you leave your comment.  If you forget to do this, read this related post on how to unsubscribe from all comment chatter after the fact.

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