There's a wonderful farm stand just down the street from me that always grows the most luscious flowers. This is the second year in a row I've photograph them first thing in the morning, because as you know there is nothing like that early light!
It's such a nice feeling to go out shooting on a dewy, warm summers morning. Concentrating on how to shoot the flowers, where the light is best, what's in the background. So much comes into play but it feels good to lose myself for a while.
And then I come home just hoping to find something good on my memory card. Sometimes I get the feeling I really captured a nice view. Other times it's just 'eh'. I liked this set of images. They convey the colors I prefer. Why can't summer last a little longer in New England?
Have you ever grown them? I would like to but always feel they need high places to stretch their leggy blossoms. Space I can't really offer them. So many beautiful flowers but only so much room in the garden *sigh*
Have you ever dreamed of having a garden just for cut flowers?
Summer is slipping by oh so quickly! Before I know it the school busses will be driving through the neighborhood in preparation for their new routes. The birds have grown quieter and the crickets sing a bit louder. There's a hush, a smell, a rattle of the Cicada, or heat bugs as we've always called them. The dog days of summer are upon us.
It's the time of year my girls used to go to camp, but no more. They are both to old now. Life certainly seems to have it's cycles. All we can do is roll with it. I'll be enjoying every last drop of summer sunshine!