Colors of Winter

“The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination.” – Terri Guillemets, author Today I decided to follow the herd of bird nerds and make a quick road trip to the migratory bird sanctuary in Alton, Illinois. A young snowy owl recently made a rare appearance, so I wanted to see…

Perfectly Flawed

Imperfect flowers. For whatever reason, this seems to be a trend over the past few days. I spotted the above FrankenConeflowers during my run this morning. Below is a photo I took as I watched in fascination as a man painstakingly worked his way through dozens of bundles of flowers trying to find the perfect…

Lots of Lanterns

Last night was a special showing of the Lantern Festival at the Garden, set aside just for photographers and photo hobbiests. Smaller crowds…respectful observers…quiet collective concentration and admiration…it was lovely. My gear (and resume) wasn’t as sophisticated as many (most) of the participants, but I enjoyed myself. And I am quite happy with the images and…

Waiting…Wandering…Wonderful

Last night before the lanterns were lit at the Garden, I took a leisurely walk around the grounds and soaked in all of the flowers currently in bloom…