Bleeding Heart from Our Pittsburgh Garden

There is something delicate and perfect about bleeding heart. The blooms are small but beautiful and have a unique shape. This one is our garden in Regent Square. It is about 5 years old and quite robust and safe from rabbits and deer.

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Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

Quarantine Iris Pittsburgh 5/6/2020

Normally this time of year we would be headed to the Phipps Conservatory to see the Spring Flower Show. Sadly though it is closed due to the global pandemic. Our Pittsburgh garden doesn’t have the quantity or diversity of the Phipps but still some wonderful blooms to soothe the soul.

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Yellow Iris

Yellow Lily

Normally I don’t photograph cut flowers. However at lunch the other day I was struck by the beauty of this bloom. No leaves damaged by insects, free of dirt from the wind this bloom offered perfection and I thought deserving of this closeup.

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Flame ON!

A couple of years ago I took some video of a torch flame. I was disappointed, I thought the close up video would yield interesting patterns yet I couldn’t think of what to do with the video. It didn’t captivate me. Then I had an “aha” moment and got the tripod and the still camera and experimented with shutter speeds. I like this one the best and plan to do some more with two flames.This one reminds me of Johnny Flame and the Fantastic Four…FLAME ON!

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Flame ON!

Flame ON!

Yellow! Yellow! Yellow!

In the Robert Altman Classic “Nashville”, actress Geraldine Chaplin plays a journalist. She walks around babbling into a hand held tape record about everything she sees. In one scene she is walking through a field filled with abandoned School Busses saying in her funny British accent “Yellow, Yellow, Yellow.

This orchid got the message. Grown and cared for with many others by my friend Jerry Synowiec in Florida.

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Yellow Yellow Yellow

Yellow Yellow Yellow

Day Lilly

We didn’t see this flower last year. The dog we were fostering, Shadow, seemed to think they were special treats just for him. I tried taking pictures of it a couple of years ago before Shadow but could not get the color right. The gardener, my lovely wife, says that this matches the plant color perfectly. I credit Mr Sun who provided a bright overcast afternoon without hard shadows. You can see other images and buy prints of this one at my commercial gallery.

Day Lilly 2013

Day Lilly 2013

Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Capturing a photographic moment requires light, object and observer, What makes photographing fire so interesting is that the object and light are the same thing. However the flame is in constant change as the fuel is consumed and the flame interacts with wind and other elements. The shapes created are almost a Rorschach test contain hidden images and creating familiar shapes. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.

Yellow Ribbon