Had to use my compact digital for this. Love the ability to shoot anywhere.
The first sign of spring usually popping through the melting snow on the grass. It always makes you smile and gives you hope.
Sign of Spring
The Dallas arboretum has a spring tulip show that is excellent for checking our new colors and varieties of tulips.
Pretty in Fuscia
Small Flowers, Big Color
Another beautiful flower from Florida where the center is a total surprise.
One of the many flowers we saw in Portland Oregon.
An iris from Monet's garden in Giverny
Macro lens with a green photo background.
In the Wild
Kukenhof display oif tulips
One Last visit on route home
Taken with my Galaxy Note 5 as this butterfly was en-route to his winter home- migration
This is the last in a series of water lilies that were blooming in our local parks around Austin Texas.
An Ant's Life
Wisteria plants act like grapewine plants that they cling and grow along trellis , walls and ceilings. When they bloom they are so colorful and pungent in a nice way. This was against a stucco wall in west Texas.
Flowering Crape Myrtle Tree
Crape Myrtle trees can with stand the 90+ heat and keep their bloom for most of the summer. They are a joy to look at.
Loving the Nectar
A View towards the Center
From the Center
Played with the textures on this succulent plant. The colors were exciting.
I See You
Found this little lizard sitting in the garden. He seems not to have enjoyed the photography experience. Here's looking at you, he seems to be saying.
In the Pond
Beautiful in Pink
More spring tulips taken in Holland, Kukenhof.
After the Rain
Sitting on the fence
An iris growing along a rail fence fence in a park.
Perfect color for a spring time flower.
Hugging the Wall
bougainvillaea close-up against a stark monastery wall.
another springtime blossom
Taken at Giverny France at Clause Monet's Gardens.
Laying Down on the Job
Two Winged Shapes
When this butterfly decided to light upon the red hibiscus flower, I thought his wing span reflected and mimicked the petals on the flower. It looked like part of the wing expanse.
Kay West Beauty
These flowers were found growing in a clump on a bush on Pine Street in Key West Florida. I believe it is called a Frangipani flower.
In the Discovery Gardens in Key West Florida, the orchids were thriving along with the buterflies This one reminded me of the wings on a butterfly.
After the Rain
In Key West Florida in June, there was rain every afternoon, sometimes quite heavy. If you went out immediately after, the water droplets were a treat to see.
From the English Garden
Chenin Manor outside of London has beautiful gardens. It formerly was the home of the Duke of Bedford.
Another flower from Chenie Manor, the Duke of Bedford's burial site. every plant in the garden is to promote bee pollination and increase the number of hives..