2017 Scene and Story #6

I love this picture because:

1. The progression from left to right shows the decay, the full bloom, the tender petals about to open, and the potential marigold all in one shot. 

2. I felt proud of how still I needed to be to take a clear shot. It was a special moment for a caffeine-junkie with anxiety.

3. The rich fiery colors against the cool gray planter make me smile.



I took dozens of pictures this month. I count that as another win for my developing love for photography. 

Here are a few more buds and blooms: 
















For all of 2017, I'm joining Sarah from Paisley Rain Boots and Lee from Sea Blue Lens for a monthly Scene and Story Linkup. They are my photography inspiration!

16 comments:

  1. Rachel, these are beautiful shots, and I can understand that you feel drawn to the first one in particular. I also love when you can see the different stages of a flower in one picture. My personal favorite though is the last picture; I love everything about it.

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    1. Thank you! I love the lamb's ear too. I just learned its name last week so I've been telling everybody about them.

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  2. Aww..you are so sweet Rachel. I am inspired by each and every person that shares their photos and stories with us. It brings delight to see your addition each month. Great photos of the chive blossoms, they are always my favorite, maybe because they require so little work.

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    1. Agreed! The chives show up among the out-of-control mint, but they're still pretty.

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  3. These are so beautiful! I love the way the flowers are closeup and so clear and the backgrounds have a beautiful blurry effect!

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    1. Thanks Karen! It seems like magic to me, but I'm sure it's something to do with the lens. :)

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  4. These are wonderful, Rachel. You've captured such beautiful detail, and each blossom really stands out against the soft backgrounds. I feel like I've gotten to know them better, especially the chives, which I've never looked at so closely before. So glad to have you be a part of Scene & Story...you inspire us, too.

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    1. Thank you! I've truly enjoyed getting still and quiet while studying all the details in my yard and beyond.

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  5. Really think you did capture some real beauty in your flower shots. Flowers were one of the things that really make my love of photography grow so much. It is such a great hobby for seeing the intricacies of nature! Lovely job!

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    1. Easier than getting kids or dogs to be still. :)

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  6. Gorgeous photos! I'm wishing it was Spring over here already, not the freezing cold of Winter!!

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    1. I'm wishing it would slow down a little. The heat will be blazing soon enough here.

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  7. These are beautiful flower photos. I am glad that you're enjoying photography. It is very addictive!

    Have a blessed day. :)

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  8. I love this, love how you captured the flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Masha! I had dozens of options to pick from this month, but there was no competition.

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