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Morning Song

Purple Rose of Sharon
Purple Rose of Sharon

Purple Rose of Sharon

This purple Rose of Sharon sings her morning song, facing the sunrise. She has only one day to sing as the tightly-rolled buds spin open like an old-fashioned umbrella, then close at dusk, never to open again.

It’s a little grainy for shooting at 800 ISO, trying to see how that works for a pile of solid black cats. Pretty well, but I forget to switch it back before I photograph other things some times.

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My Lady’s Bonnet, 2011

rose of sharon flower
rose of sharon flower

Rose of Sharon

The white Rose of Sharon flowers always reminded me of an old-fashioned bonnet or frilly hat, here caught the morning after a rain with water droplets weighing down the petals.


A Little Green Visitor: 2010

yellow flower with green insect
yellow flower with green insect

A Little Green Visitor

A colorblind leafhopper? Or perhaps he realized the effect of apple green on yellow-gold and wanted to stand out in the crowd unlike others of his species who generally camouflage themselves on leaves and stems. In any case this little insect visitor made a very nice composition on the black-eyed susan.


My Lady’s Bonnet

rose of sharon flower

Rose of Sharon

The white Rose of Sharon flowers always reminded me of an old-fashioned bonnet or frilly hat, here caught the morning after a rain with water droplets weighing down the petals.


A Little Green Visitor

leafhopper on black-eyed susan

A Little Green Visitor

A colorblind leafhopper? Or perhaps he realized the effect of apple green on yellow-gold and wanted to stand out in the crowd unlike others of his species who generally camouflage themselves on leaves and stems. In any case this little insect visitor made a very nice composition on the black-eyed susan.