Archive for the 'Flowers and Plants' Category

The Big Tree

Posted in B&W, Flowers and Plants, Infrared, Landscapes, Texas Coastal Bend on August 6th, 2017 by judy


The Big Tree, Goose Island State Park. I modified the tonality of this infrared image and prepared it to print on 16×20 canvas. Can’t wait to see how it comes out!

The Big Tree

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas, Texas Coastal Bend on July 1st, 2017 by judy

Big Tree

We visited Goose Island State Park and the famous Big Tree. I must say it was a rather sad visit… It is said to be 1000 years old, but clearly the tree is not well and I think has declined since the last time we went there when I don’t remember thinking it looked ill. It doesn’t appear to have the normal amount of foliage. Over the years many branches have been cut off, and you can see the previously long branch on the left has been recently cut. So visit the Big Tree while you stlil can!


Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on June 4th, 2017 by judy

Purple Flower

This is a basketflower (Centaurea americana). The bud is a ball that looks like a basket, this is the bloom, and the seedpod is also interesting. The petals of the basketflower are delicate and flow around and behave like untamed human hair in the wind. At first glance they look like thistles, but they are not.

Tiny buds

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on May 5th, 2017 by judy

Tiny buds

I like to photograph flowers, especially features that I think people may not have noticed. The small flowers are easy to miss and difficult to photograph. I often find things after the fact that I didn’t notice, like a tiny spider. In this case I’m not sure if I noticed the water droplets.


Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on April 25th, 2017 by judy

Onion / garlic family

Allium, onion/garlic family. This was taken at Rio Bonito, along the Blanco River, during Wimberley Arts Fest. Some flowers wow us by growing in masses, like fields of bluebonnets or fields of blanket flowers. Others are not so spectacular in the large, but very beautiful in their details. There are at least two bugs in this photograph, which of course I did not see when I was taking the picture.


Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on March 16th, 2017 by judy


Paintbrushes, from a lovely field of paintbrushes and bluebonnets.


Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on March 12th, 2017 by judy

Hibiscus at Mission San Jose

This hibiscus was at Mission San Jose. I have trouble not taking a photograph when I see a nice flower…

Through the door

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Old and rusty, Texas on March 1st, 2017 by judy

Looking at the anaqua tree

Looking out at a blooming anacua tree from inside Mission Espiritu Santo at Goliad State Park in Goliad, TX.


Posted in Flowers and Plants on February 21st, 2017 by judy


White Prickly Poppy

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country on December 18th, 2016 by judy


White Prickly Poppies, photographed on a light box, processed to bring out its best features, then applied a texture.  I like it both ways — on white and on a texture.