Some azaleas from this morning’s hike.
… and then KABOOM – purple flowers in every direction.
I keep going back to alliums as subjects – this is one caught in the moment right before the pod erupts and it becomes a big purple firework. I love the way the flowers are clustered and packed, ready to reach out in every direction.
I already really liked our local Ottawa museums, but they’re experiencing something of a renaissance in our household now that we have a toddler. We’ve been to the Agriculture museum a few times this summer and every time they seem to have a fresh batch of pink wiggly piglets to fall in love with.
We have a bunch of sedum plants in the front yard that produce nectar that bees love, so every year I hide in the bushes like a paparazzi and snap pictures of them going about their business.
Georgia O’Keeffe supposedly once quipped: “I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.”