“How we spend our days, is of course, how we spend our lives.” ~Annie Dillard
I was walking along one of my favorite trails when I saw a flash of pink in the woods. I moved closer to see what it was. It was a Pink Lady’s Slipper, the first one I had ever seen. Did you know that Pink Lady’s Slippers rely on a fungus to reproduce?
Skunk Cabbage may not be the most attractive or best-smelling plant, but it does an unusual flower form. The mottled shell-shaped case is called the spathe, while the spadix is the yellow spike on the inside that contains the flowers. It is one of the first flowers to bloom in the Spring, making it one of my favorites.
Taking photos with the sun behind you can create a well-lit subject. But, using backlighting by shooting into the sun can create dramatic and beautiful shots.
Translucent spring flower petals let the light through them and create radiant images.
I walked down a slope to get a good angle to shoot some trilliums. I was kneeling to shoot a single flower when I looked up and behind me and saw this scene. I love the glowing trillium flowers against the dark trees in the background.
Autumn brings the opportunity to shoot glowing yellow leaves against the dark forest and sky.