I have long been fascinated with photography. I can still remember the first camera I was given. It was one of those Polaroids where the film develops in front of you. I was completely mesmerized that something could snap in that moment and be imprinted immediately to a small piece of photograph paper. Of course, I never had any specialized training. It has always just been a hobby of mine to take photographs of nature. I love everything about it. Even the bees!
It's interesting that no two photos are ever the same. You may see a similar flower, but really, that flower is unique, it's only in it's original form for a very short time and once it is gone, what is replaced is never truly identical. So, capturing the beauty in that single moment is special and uniquely yours.
Splashes of Color
A Splash of Color
I love the variety of color that you find in flowers. Besides the natural beauty of the flower itself, think about printing, matting and framing your own art for your home. I never really gave a lot of thought to the photographs I have taken until I had 3 great nieces all in the same year. I have done a lot of wedding and baby photographs. Taken countless photographs of family and friends and of course my beautiful family pets. But, the more I go through all of those photos, the more I realize how awesome it would be to leave some of the better work I have done for my family in the future. I have a lot of things that most people would not care about. But to me they are priceless. I have old dishes of my grandparents, photos of family I never met, old watches and pins. It really never mattered to me the value, because as far as I was concerned, it was priceless, just like the people who owned it before me. I decided that I would start photo albums for my great nieces and hopefully, one day when my sons get married, even their children. I want to share the beauty of nature with them and write stories about where each of these photos were taken. Because the past is as important as the future to me, and I want them to experience things that I did as well as my brothers and sisters, I thought, "how cool would it be to share my Mom's green thumb and garden". We all have always awwed over my Mom's beautiful flowers. My Mom is 76 years old and although I certainly expect her to be around for years to come. I want my great nieces to look back on the photos of her garden and see the same beauty we did.
Memories of a Mothers Garden
Here is a little hint of how beautiful my Mom's garden really is and has been in the past. These are a few from my collection. I hope you enjoy looking at them, as much as I did. But, the photos are not nearly as beautiful as the actual flower itself.
You don't have to be a professional to take photographs. Digital cameras help you a lot more than most people realize. I hope you take the time out of your day to not just smell the roses, but take a photo too.