O Is For Open Spaces

Today the letter O is for open spaces because I am continuing to share the photographs I took on my hike up in the San Bernardino Mountains. Personally, I enjoy nature since I grew up in the mountains, and it is comforting to see trees, rocks, wild flowers, chaparral, and other plant and animal life can be found out in the open during a hike.

Just going on a little hike up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Just going on a little hike up in the San Bernardino Mountains.

D Is For Daisies

D is for daisies that I see during my walks. Actually, lately I have been bicycling down a local trail where these daisies are blooming, but I still have time to stop and photograph these. The bold and inviting colors are quite refreshing to see on a spring day, and I will never grow tired of seeing daisies.

I enjoy the vibrant hue of orange and yellow daisies, and look forward to seeing these pleasant flowers each day. What is your favorite flower to photograph?

Here is a video I created of the orange and yellow daisies I spotted the other day. These flowers remind me of a sunburst with their profusion of joyful color. If you have not figured out anything about me thus far, one thing I will share is that I love bright colors.

Many Different Shades of Morning Glories

During the month of August I have been enjoying a profusion of color with many different shades morning glories from blue-violet, magenta, light blue, and white. I planted a few seeds from a dollar package of mixed colored morning glories, and I have to say with daily watering this has been a great investment with the beauty these flowers provide each morning when I wake up.

Morning Glories In The Summer

 

Morning glories are resplendent and vibrant on the vine.

Get up early in the morning, and you get to look upon these blooms that are divine.

Every morning I enjoy getting up and looking at the magnificent morning glory blooms.  It is one of my favorite rituals these days, but you have to catch these flowers before noon!

Photographing Morning Glory Flowers

I have a special place for morning morning glories in my heart.  I created a painting back in October of 2010 of a little gray cat sitting next to a morning glory flower, which is based on a photograph I took of morning glories planted in my mom’s garden up in the San Bernardino Mountains.  Actually, I wish I had taken a picture of Buster dog standing next to the morning glories over ten years ago because this was the fondest memory that I ever had of these flowers.  Maybe someday I will also paint a picture of Buster next to a morning glory, but for the present I enjoy photographing these blooms.   Over the years I have taken many pictures of morning glories.

 

A self-portrait with morning glories in the background.

Many green worms have been chewing on the morning glory plant this summer, so I am glad the flowers were able to bloom.

Rose Photography

The other day I took  a photograph of roses in the late afternoon.

Here is another photograph that I took, which features two roses

 

In this photograph I was looking down on some lovely pink roses.

The roses are in various phases of the blooming cycle.

This rosebud is a crown glory, and makes us ordinary floral lovers feel like royalty just by gazing at it.

This pink beauty is a rose worth waiting for.