Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This post serves a dual purpose for me. First, it hits a weekly photo challenge, and second, it makes me want Spring even more. Fitting, as tomorrow will be the first day of Spring.

I took this photo last May, when our flowers were in full bloom. These irises, which we got from some of our old neighbors, are so dark that they almost appear black. The textures and subtle color changes throughout made it clear to me that a close up was the best for showing all the nuances for these flowers. I love the signs of Spring, and am definitely ready for that to happen this year! Hope you all enjoy!

Dark Iris

Dark Iris

DanD

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Beautiful Reflection

As many of you know, I really love reflections. They are just another way to see the same thing, but from a different angle. This Water Lily was interesting in that it was there, floating amongst all the green leaves and lily pads, just soaking up the sun. The whiteness of the flower really struck me, along with the reflection of it in the water. I hope you all enjoy!

Water Lilly Reflection

Water Lily Reflection

DanD

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Flower in the Sun

Last weekend my wife and I went to Oklahoma City for some friends’ wedding. While there, we spent one morning going out to some museums that I remember visiting with my Grandpa when I was much younger. While at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, this flower really stood out to me. It was a rather overcast morning, but when I approached this lone flower, the sun came out and really made this one pop in the light. I hope you all enjoy!

Bright Flower in the Sun

Bright Flower in the Sun

DanD

100th Post – Sunflower Before the Storm

So this is my 100th post. Hard to believe it for me, but it’s been an amazing journey so far. Can’t wait to see what the next 100 posts will be like.

The past few days I was out in western Kansas (Liberal, to be exact). There were some amazing storms that rolled through the area, and I got some great photos. Good to have to future reference, of course. This one I thought would be fitting, since my first photo post on my blog was a Sunflower field. This lone sunflower looked amazing against the building storm, rain, and sunset. I hope you all enjoy!

Sunflower Before the Storm

Sunflower Before the Storm

DanD

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

Rumor has it that if all the bees in the world died, people would soon follow. This is based on the assumption that without them pollinating the world’s crops, we would soon go hungry, and therefore go extinct. I don’t know that it’s really been proven, but the idea is somewhat intriguing. If this indeed is true, then the renewal of life that this bee brings is amazing. But I will tell you now… It doesn’t really matter to me how important they are to my food chain. This little booger tries to sting me, and it’s history. 🙂

Bee on Flower

Bee on Flower

DanD