beautiful monsters

I confess i am a monster murderer. I don’t mean to. I have a green thumb…but orchids take one look around my house & begin to give up the ghost. I have to keep them via photos. These images were taken at Sweet Pea Garden Shop, Homewood, Alabama. with my iphone.

why Water Lilies are twice as bright

Water Lilies appear to contain fire at their center, they glow. These flowers are so different from other flowers we normally see. It took me awhile to figure out why. I blame it on the sun…and the water the flower floats upon. The flowers are lit up by the sun, twice. Once from above and then…

how to grow African Violets

buy african violets you LOVE. put them in a place of honor…water, but not on the leaves or the center, they hate getting their faces (or their bodies) wet. they like to dip their toes in the water, like little old ladies. watch the flowers die in a week or less. be pissed that you…

Norton’s Florist

I have always photographed flowers in their gardens, or tucked away in their pots, all set up for the viewer. Which has always made for some amazing photographs. Yet, i’ve always seen the ‘after’, never the process of what it takes to create it. The front area of the shop looked like most florist shops,…

the backside of the Cosmos

i love, LOVE, LOVE taking photos of flowers from behind (gosh, that sounds dirty, do you think the flowers think i’ve got a dirty mind?!). most of the time, when the green part of the bud opens to allow the blossom to emerge, it resembles a flower.  i also like to photograph furry stems–because when…