Garden in Bloom
Garden in Bloom © Harold Davis

Garden in Bloom

How wonderful to come home to my garden in full bloom! Ah, but the flowers are almost overwhelming...so much color, so much growth. I am greeted by hummingbirds. They hover…

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French Wisteria
Millau © Harold Davis

French Wisteria

There is something about the wisteria in the French spring that seems particularly stylish. Not that there is anything wrong with our wisteria at home. In fact, my garden has…

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Ranunculus
White Ranunculus © Harold Davis

Ranunculus

In the garden we now have a variety of ranunculus in bloom. These are a joy to photograph because every ranunculus is different. Just like people, no two are alike.…

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Speaking Truth to Flower
Ranunculus Study 1 © Harold Davis

Speaking Truth to Flower

This is the time of year when my garden starts to come alive. Each day brings delight and new surprises, from the flocks of freesias and iris in the front…

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Flower Magic
Flower Magic © Harold Davis

Flower Magic

Well, flowers are magical. So is nature, and so are people. Of course, with light comes darkness, and without the contrast we would not grasp the magic of the moment…

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Limiting the Palette
Irises and Red Tulips © Harold Davis

Limiting the Palette

Sometimes a limited palette of colors can actually seem more colorful than a full spectrum of rainbow colors. As a case in point, consider these two compositions, limited to a…

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Rhapsody in Tulip
Rhapsody in Tulip © Harold Davis

Rhapsody in Tulip

Rhapsody in Tulip is my last 2023 image in the Artfully Random series. As I look back, this image speaks to me with its sense of color and rhythm: a…

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Iris Suite
Iris Window © Harold Davis

Iris Suite

I have been photographing Irises close-up and personal. Irises are wonderful flowers, and I come back to them quite a bit. With these images, I used a simple setup with…

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Mandala
Mandala (Black) © Harold Davis

Mandala

Yesterday I spent most of my day building a mandala from flower petals on my light box. I used petals from alstroemeria, chrysanthemum, gerbera, some lobelia from the garden, and…

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White Peonies
Peonies and Poppies © Harold Davis

White Peonies

I have been photographing some stunning white peonies. For this flower, the internal cluster is in a pretty unusual formation. Part of the idea of photographing this flower on the…

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Artfully Random
Glory of the Garden 3 © Harold Davis

Artfully Random

I've stumbled into a new series of flower images. These images have in common the appearance of "artful randomness." They are supposed to seem casual and minimally arranged. But the…

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Joy of the World in Flowers!
Wilder Shores of Love 2 © Harold Davis

Joy of the World in Flowers!

Having a number of teenagers and twenty-somethings in the house exposes me to some (understandable) pessimism about life, society, and the future. These are indeed strange times. We---and our kids---have…

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Glory of the Garden
Glory of the Garden © Harold Davis

Glory of the Garden

How wonderful to be photographing flowers from my garden at this time of year when the world comes to life and all the colors glow and are so glorious!

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