Perfect Bloom at The Phipps

I like photographing flowers and like all type of photography it is not without its own challenges. Is the bloom symmetrical? Is the lighting correct? does it have blemishes or has it been gnawed on by bugs? Your best chance of finding the perfect bloom is at a conservatory but even there they are rare.

This one is special and I believe a perfect specimen. What do you think?

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A Perfect Bloom

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More from The Phipps

It’s time for the Spring Flower Show at The Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh. It’s always worth the trip and a Pittsburgh Treasure. Here are a few stars of the show.

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Stars of the Show

Stars of the Show

Spring Flower Show at the Phipps Conservatory

The season has changed so it’s time for another visit to the Phipps Conservatory of Pittsburgh for the Spring Flower Show. This year we went early on my birthday and the show has only been open for a week. We will probably visit again in a couple of weeks which is the benefit of membership.

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Spring Flower Show

Spring Flower Show

A Perfect Bloom in Our Pittsburgh Garden

Each year I photograph the blooms in our garden and at other gardens around Pittsburgh. My trained eye can usually find a problem with the bloom. Part of the leaf is missing, it has a spot, a bug is eating it or the weather got to it before I did.

This one looks like a pretty good daffodil to me, close to a perfect bloom.

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A Perfect Bloom

Today’s Daffodils in Regent Square

It was raining so much the other day I thought our daffodils would get beaten to a pulp. In today’s warm sun they look just fine however.

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Glass Trumpet at Carnegie Museum

As I stood in front of this piece of art I couldn’t help but think of Miles Davis and Randy Brecker. I never met Miles Davis but I did have the good fortune to be stuck on an airport Super Shuttle in New Orleans with the Brecker Brothers.By the end of the 90 minute ride we were showing each other pictures of our kids and swapping horror stories about life on the road. Great guys to be stuck in a van with. I have seen Brecker perform a few times, sorry I never got to see Miles.

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Glass Trumpet

Coming Soon to a Pittsburgh Garden Near You

In some parts of the United States you can’t grow daffodils outside. Bulbs require a period of cold and in warm climates they force them to bloom inside and they can be purchased as annuals. In the northeast though, they begin to poke their heads out of the grown and as Spring arrives pride fresh color reminding us of the circle of life.

I love the change of seasons and each Spring I find fresh hope by watch our city change from the drop of winter to the bright colors of Spring.

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Coming Soon