Thursday, May 2, 2013

What's Blooming Along Our Driveway on May 2nd

I read an article this morning in a photography newsletter I get from the Digital Photography School. This article was about the three stupid mistakes many photographers make. Number one on this list is not taking one's camera along so that you have it when photo opportunities arise. Guilty, guilty, guilty. I still haven't figured out how to comfortably lug my Canon Rebel DSLR along without feeling like I am lugging a baby with me. I have three different camera cases (so far) and they all have drawbacks. My favorite is my Lowpro Toploader because it is small and fits my camera very well, but it can only hold one regular sized lens so if I want my telephoto lens I have to use a larger case.

I have a camera backpack that could fit everything I could ever possible want, but its large and unwieldy, so unless I'm traveling I leave it at home. If I could find something like the Lowpro that would accomodate larger lenses I would be happy.

Here's the article:

So this afternoon I went and got my camera and took some pictures along the driveway. I often wish I had my camera or at least my iphone when I'm out running or walking the dogs. I really should take it with me more often, especially in the early morning or in the evening when the light is so good.

Here are some of the pictures I took. I even used my small tripod and got right down on the ground like you should in order to get the shot you want. There's hope for me yet!

Trout lilies. They are blooming in southern New Hampshire about 2 weeks later than they bloomed at Garden in the Woods in central Massachusetts.

More trout lilies

This is a Virginia Bluebell, before the bells have opened. I'm excited to see this flower this year, because last year something ate them. I've been putting down deer repellent so hopefully I'll get to see them in full bloom!

The latin name for Virginia Bluebell is mertensa virginica. Aren't you glad you asked? I know a few latin flower names now, but it takes me a long time to add one to my memory bank!

I had to look this one up, I didn't remember what it was. Its one of my favorite early spring blooms along my driveway. Its a wood anemone. I love the word anemone....

And one more anemone photo...isn't that purple with the yellow center great?

Now I just need to grab my camera more often....Can't get better at taking photos if I don't take them!


  1. They are lovely wildflowers and I agree it's important to take your camera everywhere!

  2. Love the flowers Lynnie! You do a good job 'snapping' so keep it up! I always enjoy lil blooming surprises that God brings along life's journey!



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