Lens-Artist Photo #101 – A Single Flower


On my Tuesday morning visit to the Naples Botanical Garden in the middle of February I stuck to my routine of stopping at the cafe for a scone and ginger limeade. But how could I resist this small special desert of a lemon mousse with a raspberry sauce and a single flower on top. It sure looks like an orchid so maybe their orchid show was coming up.

Cee is hosting the weekly Lens-Artist Photo Challenge this week so check out other entries here.

Lens-Artist Photo #93: Morning


Meeting the morning sun in my Michigan garden.

I have always loved mornings and this prompt of photographs that illuminate the meaning of morning was a wonderful opportunity to go through files to find the photos taken in the morning that elicit the newness I feel with each rising of the sun.

The calm and beautiful gentle color of an early morning on water – as I enjoy a mug of coffee.


…and watching the sun shift its focus on a lily pond in southern Florida.


Watching a Monarch gather morning nectar from a fall Autumn Joy sedum,


and the freshness of morning surf meeting the long shadows of the morning sun on a Gulf of Mexico beach.


You can participate by checking out this week’s challenge here.



It seems like finding a photo that reflects “simplicity” would be simple. Every topic I considered seemed to reflect complexity rather than simplicity. Part of my problems seemed to be confusing simplicity with uncomplicated. I came across some old barns in my files (more likely to happen than not with the large number that I’ve taken) and I was tempted to use one, but barns aren’t simple. Their construction is complex along with maintaining them. And farming doesn’t seem to be for the faint hearted.

I settled on this dew-dropped grass because it seems so simple. Oh wait, ours is getting long up in Michigan and our lawn guy e-mailed saying it is growing but he can’t get to it because of the covid-19 stay at home order. And we are stuck in Florida for now so can’t mow it ourselves.

Maybe I’ll just have a simple supper tonight but not post it. Even that would be simpler if Jim were cooking.

Anyway, I had a chuckle or two as I did this simple post for Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #91: Simplicity. A new challenge should be posted tomorrow. Maybe it will be “Complexity” – now that should be a simple one to do.