Oct 10, 2022

Creative Garden Photos Using Slow Shutter

I had some fun this weekend taking photos of flowers and succulents left in the garden 

using the Slow Shutter app.

 I added some textures to a couple images but most are straight off of my iPhone.

 I love the painterly look of the images.


Aug 27, 2022

Dahlias in August

Since I started photographing flowers about 8 years ago I have quite a collection of flower portrait folders on my computer in chronological order by year, month & date and type of flower. As I was looking through some of my folders the other day I noticed August is Dahlia month where I live so I quickly took a trip to Trader Joes to find Dahlias. I was so excited to see they had many colors to choose from! My catalogue of flowers has become a great resource to see what flowers will be blooming for the month.

These 4 I have chosen to enter in our community fair photography show coming up.


Dec 30, 2021

Poppies between ice and wax

Ice and heat are a very common treatment to heal our body, I hope these poppies enjoy it.

First I froze the poppies then photographed them and printed on Hahnemuhle rice paper.  Finally, 

I brushed hot beeswax on them. The rice paper is thin so when the hot wax was brushed on

the paper became transparent.


Nov 11, 2021

fall leaves, finally

Finally, I got to photograph some changing leaves in the fall. So glad this trip to Washington was during the fall and the leaves were changing into the brightest autumn colors I have ever seen since living in the desert doesn't compare to what I saw. The countryside and parks and botanical gardens were all so beautiful and colorful. I felt how peaceful it was out taking walks and photographing so grateful for every minute and so glad to record my trip with photographs.

Snoqualmie Falls

Japanese Garden, Bellevue Botanical Gardens


May 10, 2021

Canon PIXMA Pro 100 Printer

I started printing my own work and I really love it thanks to this Canon PIXMA Pro 100. It is the

best printer I have used to get true colors that match my monitor and beautiful black and whites.

This printer has really been cost effective and uses my favorite fine art Hahnenuhle paper. There

is something so cool about watching your prints develop right before your eyes maybe not as cool

as dark room developing but a close second.


Apr 26, 2021

The Flower Fields

This was my first visit to The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA. I have wanted to go every year but things 

always came up but this year we were able to get there in April - it is really a sight to see rows and rows

and rows of ranunculus flowers in all colors! There are also plenty of other flowers there to see as well.


Mar 11, 2021

iPhone B&W Florals

I had a couple of bouquets of flowers that were in beautiful shape but we 

were leaving for vacation so before taking them out of their vases and setting

them to dry I had to take more photos so I grabbed my iPhone and set it on

Portrait Mode - Stage Light Mono