orchidThese exotic flowers always seem to have quite an expression on their face.


peony unfolding

peonyMy first up close and personal experience with a peony ~ a stunning beauty, and the scent is nearly as intoxicating as a rose.

once a rose

rose hipIt’s that time of year when things are less obviously ‘photogenic’ to me.  Yet if I look closely enough, which seems to be my preferred way to photograph, the sweetness of the smallest parts of nature makes me smile.