Bloom And Bud

bud burst open white
bloom from mud and deep green depths
brightly sunward turns

copyright ©2016 Terry Boswellstar of bethlehem

Currently blooming in my southern New York State Garden, the Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum) is a bulb that can be found in many parts of the world. Considered a weed by some, it’s got to be tenacious to survive the jumble in my wildly overgrown perennial garden!

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Single Flower or Bud, and Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Bulb. Thank you Cee and Jennifer for the challenges!

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Backyard Blooms

These tiny, sweet, wild daisies have made an appearance in my backyard for two years in a row now. I hope they return next summer.DSC02075-2cp-small-white-daisies-terry-boswell-wm Bright orange marigolds always bring a smile to my face so I make sure to plant some every year.DSC02092-3cp-orange-marigold-wm Chicory, a common roadside wildflower in the Hudson Valley of NY is always a welcome summer visitor. Wherever it pops up, I let it grow!DSC02094-3-chicory-bloom-wm

This post includes my belated responses to three of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges: White Flowers, Yellow or Orange Flowers, and Blue or Purple flowers.

Pink Bougainvillea and iPad Editing

This photo is my first attempt at resizing, watermarking, and a minimal amount of editing a photo on my iPad. I used three apps,Image Size, iWatermark+, and Photo Editor- to do this. It was a cumbersome process. I hope to find one app that combines these features in the near future. If you know of one, please leave a comment below. :-)My response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pink. Thank you Cee for the challenge!

Pink bougainvillea

To see more pink themed photos, click here.

Side Street In Assisi

Assisi, Italy, 2009.
Assisi, Italy, 2009.

I took this photo of a narrow side street, abloom with potted plants and awash in light and shadow, in Assisi, Italy. The sloped sides of the street were built to accommodate cart wheels while the steps in the center help people get safely down the incline which can become slippery when wet.

Just past the large potted plant on the left, within an opening in the stone wall, is a lovely little iron gate with a few small steps and an iron railing leading up to it. You can view photos of these in the gallery below. The second and third photos give a better idea of just how steep this little street is.


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This is my response to Cee’s Which Way Challenge: 2015 Week #15. Thank you Cee for the challenge!

Mauve

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Yesterday it snowed again here in the western edge of the Hudson Valley, New York. Perhaps soon we’ll have some spring color like these blooms display. I photographed them a few years ago at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.

The NYBG presents a spectacular orchid show every year. This year the show began in February and runs until April 19th.

This post is my response to the One Word Photo Challenge: Mauve. Thank you Jennifer for the challenge!

Triumph

piercing cold decay              
triumphantly emerging
vigor springs forth fresh

liquid moves fluid
freed from frozen slumber deep
awaiting spring's green

Copyright ©2015 Terry Boswell

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I took these photographs earlier today walking in my yard and down the road. A few flurries fell, but most of the snow has gone liquid and a few green sprouts have pushed up. The triumph of spring has begun!

This my response to the last prompt for Photography 101, “triumph.”