It’s Valentine’s Day, but this day is not just for sweethearts. It is a celebration of love – for all who have a heart to give and receive love. May you share your love and accept love back on this and all days. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted. Use requires licensing from Martha Lochert.
Columbine (Aquilegia) growing by an aspen tree in southwest Colorado. The blue columbine, also referred to as the Rocky Mountain Columbine-White and Lavender species, is the state flower in Colorado, but the genus includes 60-70 species of high-altitude-loving perennials. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert.
Just testing a lens for sharpness at maximum aperture (minimum depth-of-field) on a yellow rose in my yard. It passed. Enjoy and have a nice day. Photo copyrighted. Use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
Stop and enjoy the beauty along your path today. Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
Here it is July 29 and my blog still has a 4th of July posting on it! I guess I have been AWOL with my blog posts, but I spent 15 days camping in the high country of Colorado and am just getting back into the groove. The cool weather was a nice respite. This […]
My country is defined by diversity – not just in the people, cultural heritages, etc., but in the topography and vastly different climate zones as well. It’s almost December and the sunflowers are just finishing their season in Arizona. While Chicago is looking at 32 degrees for a high tomorrow, ours was 84 degrees yesterday. I’m glad I […]
My Feather Tree (Chilean Mesquite Tree) is in bloom. I’m happy. I have pampered three of these extremely slow-growing thorn-less mesquite hybrids from seed for about six years now and this one is only about two feet tall. They are a deciduous plant, so every winter they drop their leaves. Hearty to ten to fifteen degrees fahrenheit, they are usually […]
The other day I was with a friend at Bach’s Cactus Nursery and saw this gorgeous cactus flower in bloom. Though they have been in business forty-two years (since 1970), I had never visited the expansive five acres of nursery space and twenty-four greenhouses which sit on the ten-acre grounds of Dan and Diane Bach’s business. If you are in […]
Today I was gifted an adorable miniature cactus with these beautiful orange flowers. Though my macro lens makes them appear fairly monumental, they are diminutive blossoms smaller across than the size of a dime. They made this cold and rainy day a bit brighter. Thank you, my friend. Image copyright Martha Lochert http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
This is a variety of the ginger plant; who knew it looks so cool? I came across this wild and wonderful discovery in the rain forest section of Biosphere 2. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
Happy Easter. May your day be as bright and hopeful as this cheery yellow sunflower. Image copyrighted Martha Lochert. Any use requires licensing.
It’s officially Spring and the honey bees are already busy pollinating the flowers and collecting their treasure to take back to the hive. This little guy has been busy visiting the blue lupines, as you can see by the orange pollen sacks on the tibia of his back legs. By the time he finishes with his work those […]
This morning I awoke to a lovely surprise: my night-blooming pipe cactus had errupted in a showy display of flowers – 12 of them! So I went out with my point ‘n shoot camera, since my pro cameras were all at the studio, to capture the blooms and got the added bonus of catching a Carpenter Bee enjoying his […]
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair… ” ~Susan Polis Shutz