More of Those Beautiful Coneflowers

Our little green square

I know, I know. Looking at the blog lately it probably doesn’t seem like I even take pictures of people anymore but I promise I do! And next week I am sure to have some pictures of a super sweet family and their annual beach session.

But today. Today I am keeping the flower trend going that has been so prevalent on here lately. How can I not when the echinacea flowers are showing off like they are?

At first I only had one bloom and for our first time planting them I thought okay, everything is still nice and green.

That little pointy green thing there in the back right? I thought something had just sort of gone wrong and it’s growth was stunted or something. Turns out that is just it’s awkward phase but even solid green with zero hint of the bright color to come it is really pretty, don’t you think?

Somewhere in that circle are the lovely pinkish purple petals waiting to unfurl while those center pokey parts will turn a deep bold red.

Still looking a little lean here but then something magical happens. And the bees and butterflies love it.

You can go here and read some interesting facts concerning this delightful flower if you missed it yesterday. But first you can check out these last few images that are my favorites.

(I just loved all that colorful bokeh in the background!)

These last two images. I just cannot decide which one I love more. We had just had one of our afternoon summer rain showers and the sun was at just the right angle to get this sunflare and hazy aura.

There are so many that should be blooming within the next week so I make no promises that you won’t see some more of these in the future. They’re hard to resist 🙂

May Pictures

365 Project

You can go here and read a bit about why I am dropping the 365 project but what it doesn’t mean is that I won’t be sharing pictures here anymore. I noticed when I got into the project that I wasn’t share pictures from anything but the 365 even though I was doing plenty of shooting outside of that and it’s something that I hope to rectify moving forward. I have had some wonderful sessions and worked on some other projects and I would like to get back into the habit of showcasing them on the blog.

Suffice it for now though to just do what in technical terms is called an image dump…here are a bunch of pictures from May…enjoy!

We had a wonderful time visiting friends in Louisiana!

On the way home we stopped in New Orleans with the kids.

And then there was the Preakness Party.

It was a good month for taking pictures! Sam’s art class ended, food, stuff growing in the garden, senior sessions, etc. Plenty of moments to capture and want to savor.


Here’s to looking forward to taking and sharing more pictures!

Project 365 ~ Weeks 18 & 19

365 Project

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The only image I took all day. His expression shows exactly how I feel about it. Especially after such a lovely image yesterday :-/

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Not the greatest image but full of the people I love…happy Mother’s Day! (We missed you Hays!)

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