17 09 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Vinca Blooms



2 06 2013

Stephanotis (Stephanotis floribunda), photographed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

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Stephanotis lorez


20 05 2013

I photographed this unusual Clematis (Klematis sp.) at Green Spring Gardens this afternoon. I have no idea what variety it is, but it was unusual in that the stamens spread out of most of the bloom, rather than being smaller and centrally located.

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PurpleClematisGroup lorez


15 05 2013

Clematis (Klematis sp.) blooming in my friend Gina’s garden

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Trumpet Honeysuckle

13 07 2012

Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens ‘Leo’), photographed at Brookside Gardens

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Eye candy, batch #4

14 12 2011

Sigh…culling through my archives, in preparation for my March/April 2012 exhibit, is making me want to photograph blooms and bugs right now.

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Blooming in my garden: first ‘Heavenly Blue’ Morning Glory of the season

6 06 2011

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White Clematis

26 05 2011

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Blooming in my garden: Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

25 05 2011

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19 05 2011

Vivid pink Clematis flower photographed against a backdrop of purple Columbine blooms at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia

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Foxy on the fence

14 05 2011

This is my neighbor Eric’s cat, Foxy. She is a frequent visitor to our garden (but she still hisses at me if I get too close—never did change her attitude!). No matter, she’s still welcome as long as she continues to model for me. I thought about naming this post, “Cat on a hot tin roof,” but it’s really an asphalt shingle shed roof. And it’s been raining all day long, so it’s wet and definitely not hot. And technically she’s on the adjoining fence, not the actual roof—-so Foxy on the fence, it is!

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Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

27 01 2011

As I write this, our backyard is covered in several inches of snow. It began about 3:00 p.m. this afternoon and didn’t stop until this evening. The snow fell fast and heavy and all the tree branches are outlined in white (a feast for the eyes, but not so good for the trees). Photographic opportunities abound tomorrow morning! Until then, I offer up some color from my garden last spring to contrast the white on white wonderland out there now. Could the Farmer’s Almanac really be correct? It is really only 52 days until spring?

This ‘Nelly Moser’ Clematis has been growing over our tiny backyard pond for more than nine years. In the spring of 2008 it had its most prolific blooming period ever. I wrote about it on this blog here.

If you like what you see on this blog, head on over to my everything-including-the-kitchen-sink blog below. Here you’ll find lots of my photography, including portraits, botanical images, travel and such….as well as entries for my new series, The Orphaned Images Project.

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Aptly named ‘Heavenly Blue’

10 09 2010

This is the view I had outside the front door this morning—more than 100 beautiful blue blooms on my ‘Heavenly Blue’ Morning Glory vine (and many more buds yet unfurled). I didn’t plant any seeds this year, but apparently seeds from last year’s vine thrived this year! And can you spot the “bonus bug” coming in for a landing in the top shot? I didn’t see him until I zoomed in on the image in Photoshop.

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Cucumber Beetle on Clematis

3 09 2010

I was working on a graphic design project this morning and glanced outside to see a tiny splotch of pink through the slats of the fence in the backyard garden. I didn’t have my glasses on, so I wasn’t sure if it was a pink-shirted neighbor passing by (albeit rather slowly) or—gasp!—is that a (very late blooming) Clematis? It was the latter—a lovely solitary bloom showcasing its beauty on the outside of the fence. I grabbed my camera with a normal lens and took a few shots. I zoomed in on the screen and noticed what appeared to be an insect’s legs in the petals. I ran in to get my macro lens and shot several images of this Cucumber Beetle. By the time he was done with his foraging, he was covered with pollen, head to toe!

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Bee on Passion Flower

18 08 2010

Photographed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8.15.2010

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Blooming in my garden today: Passion Flower

13 07 2010

I’ve been tending to this same Passion Flower plant since 2006—so this makes the fifth year I’ve been able to over-winter it in my studio office! As I was photographing this flower, I heard a creaking, croaking sound. Could there be a new frog taking up residence in our teeny, tiny pond again? I couldn’t find him, but I certainly could hear him! I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that I can get a shot of this new garden inhabitant.

Also blooming in the garden today: 22 bright pink and green downward facing lilies (they’re stunning en masse!), three huge white Casa Blanca Lilies, large clusters of Purple Coneflowers, two groups of Shasta Daisies, and one beautiful deep purple and white Dahlia. I’ll get some photographs of those this afternoon.

Passionate about Passion Flowers? Check out the links below to see more images shot in my garden over the past few years.

For more information on passion flowers:

Passiflora Online is a comprehensive website with growing tips, FAQs, plant ID, hybrid and species images, pollinators, and much more.

Plants in Motion has videos of a passion flower in bloom and also short clips of bees visiting the flowers.

Tradewinds Fruit has a great database of passion flower blossoms. Click on the “related species” section on the left of the site to see a wide variety of passion flower plants.

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Passionflower: alternate view

7 10 2009

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Hmmm…wonder what’s on this CF card?

6 10 2009

You know you’re a little behind in photo cataloging when you decide to go through the random CF cards stacked on your desk and discover one full of images you shot in late July and hadn’t even seen yet! And so, as a result of my desk-cleaning efforts, I can now present these images I made at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia on July 26.

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30 09 2009

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Wordless Wednesday

30 09 2009

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Morning Glory

Hyacinth Bean Vine

7 08 2008

Learn how to grow and care for this fast growing flowering vine here.

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