Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yin and Yang

I have been impatiently waiting for my tulips since I planted them last autumn; their promise sustained me during this long difficult winter.
And I am not disappointed, they delight all my senses, bright, gorgeous color, heady fragrance, I even love the silky thick feel of their petals.
So I am in photography heaven.

We have difficulty growing tulips here, they are candy to all the little critters who live in the garden. This year I bought little plastic pots that are used for growing vegetables hydroponically, they were very cheap on Ebay. I planted each tulip in a tiny pot. Very successful, I don't think I lost more than a couple, so I will be using this planting method again.

Meanwhile, I have been thinking of my first photography love, black and white photography. I always loved the magic of watching pictures emerge in the darkroom. So I have started work on a new series of images printed in a vintage style in soft sepia. I call these two Rose Shadows.






















But knitting brings me back to the brights, my newest listing in Beaded wire, a bright cherry red scarf.

Yin and yang, sunshine and shadow.

12 comments:

Christina Lucas said...

The photos are beautiful, and that scarf is so beautiful too!

MJ said...

Beautiful photos! What a great idea for planting tulips. I'll have to try that myself.

Timothea said...

Beautiful photos! My tulips came and went so fast this year I feel I hardly got to enjoy them.

kel said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely love your photography. So do you actually use film instead of digital? I haven't been in a darkroom in 15 years! I used to love it too :)

Deb said...

Your photography is beautiful. I too love to capture the beauty of nature with my camera. When I get the rare chance, I express some of these captured moments on canvas with my trusty oil paints. I would love to paint some beautiful tulips. Mine were awesome this year, but didn't get the pics in time before they faded. I need to replace of my bulbs this fall since some of the hybrids have died out.

Simply Divine Creations said...

Your photographs are beautiful as is everything! I'm still trying to get tulips in. THer enever seems to be enough time.

Crystal Eldoradosoap said...

Your photos are gorgeous! and I adore spring tulips!

Linda B said...

I love tulips. Mine are pink.

Your rose photo is gorgeous.

Amanda M. said...

love the scarf!! wish it got cold enough in Alabama for a heavy scarf.

galla15 said...

Just beautiful!!!

Sea Flower Studios said...

Beautiful!

petite hermine said...

So interesting to hear that growing tulips hydroponically seems to be the best solution. Lovely photographs, as usual :)