Butterfly Days

There have been a lot of butterflies around our home here in southern Florida – but very hard to photograph. They tend to disappear in the time it takes me to move my camera up to my eye. There have been even more in the Naples Botanical Garden. I think this is a Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebus Sennae) – what drew […]

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Backlight on an Orchid

    Sometimes I’m in the orchid garden at the Naples Botanical Garden when the early morning sun back-lights an orchid, magically showcasing the inner parts and outer leaves. Responding to Becky’s challenge for January of square photos illustrating words ending in light.

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Water Lilies With an Address

I was thinking of my disappointment when I left the tanks containing the water lily competition entries that weren’t blooming (A Steamy Visit – But Where are the Lilies?). I was also feeling the oppressive heat and humidity even though it was only 8:30 in the morning – but all that was quickly forgotten when I reached the pavilion overlooking […]

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Floral Friday: Musical Notes

I was hot, sweaty, and getting tired when I spotted this charming flower in the botanical garden. It made me smile and I had a hunch that this would be best photographed at this phase, when it was just starting to bloom. What fun, and what an appropriate name. The next week, I saw this plant in another part of […]

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