Archive for the 'Flowers and Plants' Category
Magnolia, processed in B&W. A large magnolia tree lives in our courtyard and every spring provides us with a great deal of joy. Magnolias don’t bloom all at once like many blooming trees, but only a few at a time. Magnolias are very ancient trees, evolving before bees evolved, I just read. Before our bees started disappearing, when we first moved to Wimberley, the courtyard would reverberate with a very loud buzz as millions of bees enjoyed the magnolia blossoms. The silence is now deafening…
This is a kind of line drawing version of White Prickly Poppies (see below). The feeling is totally different from the original or the version below where I tried to pull out the transparent character of the petals, but still I think interesting.
They are now at their peak now in this part of the Hill Country and you often see clumps of these beautiful plants along the road. We are lucky to have a number of them on our property. This photo, however, was taken earlier in the spring on Willow City Loop near Fredericksburg.
We found these beautiful large fungi on the dead half of a tree in Ingleside, Texas. Of course I couldn’t resist capturing them!
White Prickly Poppies in a field of blueobnnets at Willow City Loop, April 2015. I processed them to better bring out the transparent character of their petals.