Roberta London Photography: Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Roberta London Photography (Roberta London Photography) Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:14:00 GMT Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:14:00 GMT https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u1073418539-o556593659-50.jpg Roberta London Photography: Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog 80 120 A Marvel of Nature: Night-Blooming Cereus https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2019/11/a-marvel-of-nature-night-blooming-cereus  

This amazing desert flower always demands attention – even though its remarkable bloom fully opens and lasts for just one night.   It is an adventure to capture and preserve the beauty of these glorious blooms in photographs.

Click on my Saatchi Art gallery to see my series of Cereus photographs.  Seriously!
 

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(Roberta London Photography) Desert Flowers Fine Art Botanical Photographs Floral Photographs Nature Photography Night Blooming Cereus Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2019/11/a-marvel-of-nature-night-blooming-cereus Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:33:52 GMT
The Art Of The Note https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2019/6/the-art-of-the-note In this fast-paced digital age we can receive a flood of e-mails and texts, many of them dashed off quickly and often made up only of abbreviations--perhaps a few letters (LOL, SYL).  Sometimes the text is just a smiling or crying or hand-clapping symbol.  

But there is nothing quite like the pleasure of receiving a handwritten note. 

 

 

 

                       Introducing the first "Art Of The Note" Cards

 

                               The Rainbow Gum Collection 

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                         The Night-Blooming Cereus Collection                               

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                                        The Sepia Collection 

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Each note card has one of my photographs mounted on the front.  The photographs are printed using archival inks on fine art photographic paper.

When you send one of these notes you not only send your personal message, you are also sending a small gift of art that can be framed and kept in view to enjoy time and again.

 

When you give a gift of art to those you care about, every time they see it they will remember that you cared.    Click Note Cards to see all the images and details about this brand new series of Art of the Note cards.

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art Art in Nature Cards Cereus Fine Art Floral Photographs Gum Hand London Made Nature Night-Blooming Note Of Photographic Photographs Photography Rainbow Roberta Sepia The https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2019/6/the-art-of-the-note Tue, 04 Jun 2019 23:15:58 GMT
"Night Bloom" Awarded Best In Show https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2018/2/-night-bloom-awarded-best-in-show Night BloomNight BloomClick My Gallery Store To Order


Click to read more about Night-Blooming Cereus and Desert Beauty to see a video of last year's opening night.

 I am so honored to have had my photograph “Night Bloom” on display and judged Best in Show in the company of a remarkable collection of photographic art.    

An enthusiastic crowd was at Port St Lucie Civic Center (Port St. Lucie Florida) for the opening night reception of  “From The Heart” Juried Photography Exhibition 2018. 

 

The exhibition is presented by the Treasure Coast Photography Center in support of Safe Space whose mission is to provide victims of domestic violence safety, support and education empowering them to create independent lives free from violence. 

The exhibit is on through February 28th  at Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie, Florida .   Hope you will come to see the outstanding works on display. 

 

To see more images of this fascinating flower click Night Bloom.

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(Roberta London Photography) desert flowers fine art floral photographs nature photographs night bloom by roberta london named best in show night blooming cereus photographs roberta london art wins best in show roberta london photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2018/2/-night-bloom-awarded-best-in-show Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:19:10 GMT
Holiday Lights https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2017/11/holiday-lights These dazzling natural beauties, with their warm colors and glowing lights, are harbingers of the holiday season.  Hung above a fireplace,  set on the mantel, placed  in easels on a hall table -- they will light up your home for the holidays.


       "All Aglow"                 "Red Lantern"                     "Star-Bright"                     "Radiance"  

This set of four fine art photographs will add  bright notes to your home in any season.  They will also make very special gifts to family, friends and business associates.    

When you buy a piece of art it will pay you back every time you stop to look at and enjoy it.  When you give a gift of art to those you care about, every time they see it they will remember that you cared.  

To see more about "Holiday Lights" and to purchase use the link to My Amazon Store 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) fine art flower photographs fine art gifts flowers for the holidays great christmas gifts holiday photographs roberta london roberta london photography unique holiday gifts https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2017/11/holiday-lights Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:45:11 GMT
Royal Poinciana - A Summer Spectacular https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2017/7/royal-poinciana---a-summer-beauty Summertime in Florida means 90 degree temperatures, oppressive humidity and daily bone-rattling thunderstorms.  But we can accept it all because this time of year also means that the spectacular Royal Poinciana trees will be in bloom.  And what a blazingly beautiful summer gift it is.

 

 

One of the most wonderful things about these trees is the way they insist upon being noticed -- you can spot their brilliant color from far away and it's hard to resist those come-hither calls.  I've been drawn down many a by-way in Florida to photograph the incomparable beauty of our Royal Poincianas.

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Flowers That Will Never Fade https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2017/4/flowers-that-will-never-fade Orchids are always a favorite. “Forever In Bloom” captures the enduring beauty of six sublime orchids at their peak of freshness and preserves them forever in this photo montage .. a wonderful gift to yourself or to an orchid lover you know

 

 

When you give a gift of art to those you care about, every time they see it they will be reminded of you.

For Details, and to order click here: Forever In Bloom

Click on Secret Gardens and Folios to see unique gifts of art.

Click on Galleries to find more inspiration.

 

         

       

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Beautiful Orchids Gifts for Gardeners Gifts for Orchid Lovers Give Flowers For Mother's Day Perfect Gift For Mother's Day Send Flowers for Mother's Day https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2017/4/flowers-that-will-never-fade Sun, 16 Apr 2017 17:21:03 GMT
Celebrating New Blooms https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2017/3/celebrating-new-blooms My Hong Kong Orchid Tree blooms once a year and what a joy it is when that happens! I am always thrilled to welcome this blooming season. Nature rewarded me once again with these luscious blossoms, and with the raindrops and early morning light that gave them that finishing touch


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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Hong Kong Orchid Tree Nature Photography Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2017/3/celebrating-new-blooms Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:37:44 GMT
Florida's Wild! https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2016/12/floridas-wild My "Blue Heron" is looking out over the crowd and happily admiring the visitors to "Florida's Wild!"  

 

The exciting juried exhibition at the Elliott Museum in Stuart Florida showcases works by 40 artists who have looked at the many faces of  Wild Florida:  wildlife, wild places, wild people.

 It's always a pleasure to talk with visitors, and the opening night was an opportunity to meet up with people who have a special appreciation for art and the wild things -- including artists -- in our midst.   

The current exhibition is on until January 28, 2017 at The Elliott Museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, Florida (open Daily 10am-5pm).  Stop in and take a walk on the wild side!

 

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art Exhibition Blue Heron Elliott Museum Fine Art Photography Florida Artists Florida Landscape Photographs Florida's Wild! Nature Photography Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2016/12/floridas-wild Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:28:48 GMT
Gifts of Art https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2016/12/gifts-of-art When you buy a piece of art it will pay you back every time you stop to look at it and enjoy it.  When you give a gift of art to someone you care about, every time they see it they will remember that you cared.

 

 

Click on  Secret Gardens and Folios to see unique gifts of art   

Click on Galleries to find more inspiration! 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art DVD Fine Floral Folios Gardens Gifts Giving Nature Photographs Photography Secret of https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2016/12/gifts-of-art Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:41:21 GMT
Secret Garden Treasures https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2016/6/secret-gardens Visiting a garden is much like visiting an art gallery. Visiting a Secret Garden is like coming upon a treasure trove --enter and prepare to be dazzled.

                                       

My video, Secret Garden Treasures, is a close-up look at botanical and landscape gems in eight unique gardens on Florida's Treasure Coast.  Each garden presents surprises to relish: beds of specimen begonias, collections of jewel-like orchids, ceramic creations reflecting the flowers and foliage in which they are set, garden "rooms" to stop in for awhile amid bromeliads, palms and the occasional inanimate creature.                   

                                                                           

                                     

                                      

Whether they are expansive gardens along a river, small peaceful places in which to rest and reflect, tropical wonderlands filled with dozens of palms and bamboos, each one invites you to take a close look and be charmed by its treasures.

                                                     

                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This stunning high definition video takes you into unique gardens where landscapes capture the boundless beauty of nature. You'll want to watch it again and again!

 

"A work of art that captures nature and elevates each plant to a small majesty.  There is a kind of magic in the way one image seamlessly morphs into another.  I'll watch it again and again, each time seeing plants as I never did before."  Sharon Brossman, Master Gardener & Proud Keeper of a Former -- and always changing -- 'Secret Garden'

 

               CLICK Secret Garden Treasures TO PURCHASE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art Botanical Fine Garden Gardenography Gardens London Nature Photography Roberta Secret Videos https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2016/6/secret-gardens Sun, 12 Jun 2016 20:39:53 GMT
Anticipation https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/12/anticipation There is a special feeling of excitement to looking forward, to thinking about the future, to dreaming about possibilities.   As always the natural world serves up such perfect symbols of things to come.   This luscious hibiscus bud, nearly ready to burst into bloom, is just such a symbol that stirs the imagination.

                                         

My photograph - "Anticipation" - has been selected by Renee Phillips, Director of Manhattan Arts International, for inclusion in its current exhibition: "New Beginnings."    The exhibit includes works of 47 artists from around the world. Use this link New Beginnings to visit this exceptional online exhibition.

To order a print of "Anticipation" click on My Gallery Store.  

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Nature Photography New Beginnings Online Exhibition Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/12/anticipation Mon, 28 Dec 2015 19:40:10 GMT
"Gardenography" A Special Edition Print https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/10/-gardenography-a-special-edition-print Since posting the piece about "Gardenography" in June I've heard from many people asking if prints were available.  I'm delighted that so many of you enjoyed seeing it.   A special Limited Edition is now available.  

If you would like one for your own collection, or for a gift to someone who also loves the beauty found in gardens, click on My Gallery Store to order.  

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Floral Florida Garden Gardenography Gardens London Photographer Photographs Photography Roberta https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/10/-gardenography-a-special-edition-print Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:34:52 GMT
Gardenography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/6/gardenography Every ​garden -- large and small -- has a story to tell.  It may have grassy expanses...

 

 

  ... brilliantly colored flowers, fruit trees -- name it and it will show up in a garden. 

As a "Gardenographer" I tell the story of a garden's life in its details: an orchid plant set high on a tree branch and thriving ... 

 

 

   or a piece of sculpture surrounded by foliage that has become part of the art.

 

 

​So what exactly is Gardenography?  It is a photographic biography that captures the unique elements of a garden's life story and preserves them long after the leaves and flowers have faded.

 

 

Use this link to my "Gardenography" page on Houzz to see more.  Contact me if you would like to learn more about having your garden photographed.  I would be delighted to talk with you!

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Florida Landscape Florida photographs floral photography garden photographs garden photography gardenographer gardenography nature photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/6/gardenography Sat, 27 Jun 2015 15:56:36 GMT
Send a "Spring Bouquet" of Flowers For Mothers Day https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/4/send-a-spring-bouquet-of-flowers-for-mothers-day

 

 

"Spring Bouquet" is a folio of my photographs celebrating the floral bounty of the season.

This 'bouquet' includes eight photographs printed on fine art photographic papers with archival pigment inks to ensure that richness and fidelity of color are retained over time. The prints can be framed and hung individually or in groupings, or they can be kept  in the folio and revisited and enjoyed again and again.

 

 

Best of all, this Spring Bouquet will never fade -- it will remain fresh forever.

 

Click My Gallery Store to order "Spring Bouquet"

 

      To order "Spring Bouquet" click My Gallery Store  

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Fine Art Photography Folios Flowers For Mothers Day Folios nature photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/4/send-a-spring-bouquet-of-flowers-for-mothers-day Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:05:45 GMT
The Woodcarvers https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-woodcarvers The Woodcarvers  of the Treasure Coast put on a great show in Port St. Lucie Florida last weekend.  Their work is remarkable both for its beauty and its intricacy.

 

 

 

 

As I made my way around the exhibit and watched them working, teaching others their special techniques, explaining the symbols carved into different pieces, something else was evident: these artists truly relish the process of making magic out of wood, and their joy in sharing it is clearly on display.

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Woodcarvers Woodcarving Woodcarving Art https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-woodcarvers Mon, 09 Feb 2015 23:34:22 GMT
Light Of Day https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/1/light-of-day "Light Of Day"  is one of my personal favorite images and has a bit of a story. At the end of the day, as I was heading out the gate after a garden tour in Stuart Florida, I spotted this lovely Iris catching the last glimmer of sunshine.  The wind was up, the tripod was not, but I had to give it a go.  One shot was all I could manage before wind set every frond and bloom in motion and the light was gone from the flower.  How glad I was that I stopped to take one last photograph.

 

LIGHT OF DAY

 

"Light Of Day" is one of 10 prints in "Nature's Artistry," the first in my new series of Special Edition Folios.  Click Folios to see more about the series.  To order "Nature's Artistry" folio, or to order a print of "Light Of Day" click My Gallery Store.

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Fine Art Floral Photographs Fine Art Folios Fine Art Photography Folios Florida photographs Folios Nature Photography Nature's Artistry Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2015/1/light-of-day Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:57:47 GMT
Just Published! https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/11/just-published The current edition of Florida Designer Homes Magazine has a feature article about my photography.  Introducing the annual "Fine Art" issue, Editor & Co-Publisher  Ron Rosenzweig wrote: "Our group of amazing artists this year includes Roberta London, an artistic force in creating stunning photographic art of nature's diversity.  Roberta captures the essence and soul of the beauty found in the natural environment."     I'm so happy to have my photography showcased in this beautiful publication.  

 

Use this link - Florida Designer Homes Magazine - to see the complete article and the entire issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Florida Landscape Florida photographs Nature Photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/11/just-published Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:17:56 GMT
A Closer Look https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/9/a-closer-look The pot of Blue Clerodendron on the patio has been producing lovely blooms all through this hottest and wettest Florida summer.  But this week it produced something entirely different: mushrooms!  One morning there were none, and the next there appeared a little army of them.  It was time to take a closer look.

 

 

Back in the studio reviewing the images I marveled, as I always do, at how nature’s extraordinary art is revealed when you peer in for a really close look. 

       

 

 

"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain."  Henry David Thoreau


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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Florida photographs Mushrooms Nature Photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/9/a-closer-look Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:04:23 GMT
Morning on the Indian River Lagoon https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/9/morning-on-the-indian-river-lagoon There was the fisherman seining for bait.  There I was hoping to capture an image of morning on the lagoon.  But there were the sky, the clouds, the stillness of the scene. All one could do was to stop for awhile and watch in awe. 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Florida Landscape Florida photographs Indian River Lagoon Nature Photography Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/9/morning-on-the-indian-river-lagoon Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:10:25 GMT
A Walk in the Park https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/8/a-walk-in-the-park On any day a walk at Indian River Side Park in Jensen Beach, Florida, is a pleasure. Depending upon the season you may see walls of Sea Grape on the paths along the  lagoon,  Royal Poinciana in bloom, Ospreys on the hunt, and always Pelicans.  On this particular day a beautiful Anhinga seemed to be enjoying the scenery and I stopped to enjoy it with her.

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Florida Landscape Florida photographs Nature Photography Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/8/a-walk-in-the-park Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:05:55 GMT
Grand Opening https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/7/grand-opening The blooming cycle of Night-Blooming Cereus is one of those feats of nature that has me scratching my head in wonder: how does this leggy, ungainly-looking plant produce perfect little buds that develop from a half inch to large, complex and extraordinarily beautiful blooms in just a little more than one week?  And that’s not all there is to this story.  The Cereus flowers bloom once each year opening at night for one spectacular show, then close and are gone by sunrise.

This is how it began:

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July 19, 2014

 

And here is what happened as Nature staged a brilliant opening night show

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 Use the highlighted link to see more photographs of the Night-Blooming Cereus and use this link Desert Beauty to see a short video of last year's opening night.

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Fine Art Floral Photographs Nature Photography Night-Blooming Cereus Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/7/grand-opening Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:55:34 GMT
I'm So Honored! https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/7/im-so-honored A wonderful article about me by Renee Phillips, Director of Manhattan Arts International, has been posted on its blog.  In the article: "Roberta London's Magnificent Flower Photographs," she writes: "The artist brings her passion and precision to natural subjects with a sense of drama and grandeur. Through her macro photographic images we enter magical worlds where blossoms, tufts of pollen, petals and leaves quiver with an imperishable life force."

 

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   Please be sure to read the full article at:  

  http://www.manhattanartsblog.com/roberta-london-flower-photographs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) http://www.manhattanartsblog.com/roberta-london-flower-photographs macro photography nature photography roberta london flower photographs https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/7/im-so-honored Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:53:10 GMT
Hooray For The Re-Start Button! https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/7/hitting-the-re-start-button  

My Night-Blooming Cereus plant has been a source of amazement as it produced one bloom its first summer and two its second. It has been looking pale and rather sad since we moved it to our new house. But it has obviously forgiven us and hit the re-start button: this week four juicy buds appeared at the edges of its leaves and they are growing at an unbelievable rate.  Stay tuned for opening night!

                                             

                                           

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(Roberta London Photography) Fine Art Botanical Photographs Nature Photography Night Blooming Cereus Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/7/hitting-the-re-start-button Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:24:19 GMT
The Joy of Koi https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/6/the-joy-of-koi What a beautiful underwater ballet took place in this koi pond.  With flashes of copper and gold, mesmerizing light and shadow, and the fluid movements of tireless performers, each moment was an ephemeral work of nature's abstract art.

                   

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(Roberta London Photography) Abstract Art Florida Koi Landscape London Nature Photograph Photography Pond Roberta in https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/6/the-joy-of-koi Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:46:24 GMT
Flower Moon https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/5/flower-moon May's full moon is known as the 'flower moon'  -- frosts (mostly) are over and soil is warming and ready for planting.  It seems a time for replenishing and growth, recharging one's batteries, adding new life to the garden, working on new ideas, seeing the landscape in new ways.   What luck to be out and see the May full moon.

 

                                   

 

                        

 

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Fine Art Photographs Florida Landscape Florida photographs Flower Moon Nature Photography Roberta London Photography Blog Tree Photographs https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/5/flower-moon Sat, 24 May 2014 17:57:00 GMT
The Camellia https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/4/the-camellia This lone Camellia looked up toward the light from a shaded branch and its beauty made me melt.  How lucky to be able to capture an image of the moment and keep this flower fresh long after its petals have faded.

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Camellia flower Fine Art Floral Photographs Florida Landscape Florida photographs Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/4/the-camellia Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:44:18 GMT
Impossibly Blue Plumbago https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/3/impossibly-blue-plumbago Plumbago just loves to grow here in Florida.  Look almost anywhere -- front yards, gardens, parks, even the planters at gas stations -- and you'll find Plumbago blooming.  It isn't at all unusual for us to seek out things that are unique and unordinary. We’re driven to look for new and exceptional things we haven’t seen before.  But stop to look at the Plumbago: impossibly blue flowers commonly seen and uncommonly beautiful.

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Florida Landscape Nature Photography Plumbago Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/3/impossibly-blue-plumbago Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:05:02 GMT
Yin & Yang https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/3/yin-yang Early morning can be a magical time in the garden -- especially after a rain.    This morning the flowers on the Hong Kong Orchid tree were so vibrant in spite of the fact that its leaves are starting to brown and the blooms are starting to wilt a bit around the edges.  

Contrasts are intense in that early light as well.  Here were these two small flowers seemingly woven together -- one with petals covered with droplets and the other nearly bare of them.  It's hard to explain that phenomenon but it's impossible not to celebrate the Yin & Yang of it! 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Fine Art Botanical Photographs Florida Landscape Florida photographs Nature Photography Roberta London Photography Blog Yin & Yang https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/3/yin-yang Sun, 09 Mar 2014 18:06:05 GMT
Misty Morning https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/misty-morning I stepped outside on this foggy morning and saw the bare form of the Crape Myrtle tree hung with stunning ornaments.  It was as if a band of artists had come in the night and adorned the branches with garlands of shining beads and strands of the thinnest glass filament. Lit by the mist-soft early light this one could have been a sea bird, a fish, perhaps a reindeer. It was certainly  a wonderful way to start the day.

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art in Nature Fine Art Botanical Photographs Florida photographs Nature Photography Roberta London Photography Blog Tree Photographs https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/misty-morning Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:18:55 GMT
Lilies https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/lilies  

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."  

                                                Chinese Proverb


 

 

           See more of my lily photographs here: Lilies

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Beautiful flowers Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Lilies Stargazer Lily nature photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/lilies Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:20:17 GMT
A Garden Valentine https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/a-garden-valentine  

Roses are a little scarce in the garden lately, but then there are these beauties reminding us to listen to our hearts.  

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Nature Photography Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/a-garden-valentine Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:43:33 GMT
Nature's Water Colors https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/natures-water-colors Water is not only essential to life, it is also an ever-moving and ever-changing source of remarkable abstract art -- water colors from nature's paint box. Stop for a few moments near a running stream and watch the play of light and amazing colors as the water moves along its inevitable course.  The art that unfolds as you watch transforms itself and is gone in moments. But, ah, how wonderful that the camera can capture an instant for us to enjoy long after the water swirls away.

 

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To see more of my images from Nature's paint box and

sculpting tools click  here: Abstract Art in Nature.   

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Abstract Art in Nature Art in Nature Fine Art Photography Fine art Landscape Photographs Florida Landscape Florida photographs Nature Photography Nature's Artistry Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/2/natures-water-colors Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:27:41 GMT
Wildflower in the Woods https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/1/wildflower-in-the-woods There is quite a lot to see as you walk the trail at Kiplinger Nature Preserve in Stuart, Florida. It’s a bit of natural Florida that takes you past tall slash pines and majestic palm trees, and leads to a walkway amid the mangroves right down to the St. Lucie River.   When you walk in the woods it’s hard not to focus on those wonderful trees.  But if you change your point of view and look down at ankle-level, you might just see some little wildflower beauties dancing to their own special music on the forest floor.

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Fine Art Botanical Photographs Florida Landscape Florida photographs Nature Photography Roberta London Photography Blog Wildflowers https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2014/1/wildflower-in-the-woods Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:15:07 GMT
Ringing in the New Year https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/12/ringing-in-the-new-year What better way to greet the new year than with this tiny charmer from a Red Flowering Maple.  Once again Nature treats our senses to the rich colors of the season and a hint of music from this little bell as it rings in the new year.  

 

 

Click here: All Images to see how many ways nature captivates us with extraordinary flowers and trees.

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(Roberta London Photography) Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Florida photographs Nature Photography Red Flowering Maple Red Vein Indian Mallow https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/12/ringing-in-the-new-year Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:33:43 GMT
Nature's Art Gallery https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/12/art-nouveau  

Nature displayed an 'art nouveau' creation  in the graceful foliage and subtle color palette of this lily plant. How lucky we are to have such pieces of art in the natural world around us.

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Art Nouveau Fine Art Botanical Photographs Florida photographs Nature Photography Nature's Art Gallery Roberta London Photography Blog https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/12/art-nouveau Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:36:03 GMT
Light Bulbs & Bat Flowers https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/12/light-bulbs-bat-flowers  

I was at my local big-box store this week to pick up some light bulbs.  Now, standing in front of the light bulb shelves is without question a mind-numbing experience.   But there are rewards for slogging through those mundane chores:  in this case it involved a walk along the plant aisles before checking out.    And there it was -- a Bat Plant -- like nothing I have seen before.  Couldn’t resist, so I took it home and spent the afternoon photographing this beguiling natural beauty.  Turns out shopping for light bulbs isn’t that bad after all!

 

 

To see other images of the Bat Flower click here:  ..and more

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(Roberta London Photography) Bat Flower Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Nature photography Tacca Chantrieri Tropical Flower Photographs https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/12/light-bulbs-bat-flowers Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:44:45 GMT
As Long As There Are Daisies https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/12/as-long-as-there-are-daisies Moving to a new house is scary, exciting, labor-intensive, confusing. The light switches aren’t in the usual places. Boxes are everywhere.  I can’t find my favorite socks.  And yet, the house backs onto a natural and very beautiful Florida Hammock, there are a lemon tree and an orange tree full of fruit in the backyard, and there are new paths to walk. I know it will be okay as long as there  are daisies.  

 

      Click here: Daisies to see more of my daisy photographs.

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(Roberta London Photography) Daisies Fine Art Botanical Photographs Florida Landscape Florida photographs Nature Photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/12/as-long-as-there-are-daisies Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:13:22 GMT
Nature's Artistry https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/9/natures-artistry With its paint brushes and sculpting tools nature creates the most brilliant works of art. The forms and colors in the natural world are infinite and are, of course, all around us.  All we need to do is sharpen our "seeing” skills to discover the exquisite details and remarkable abstractions of nature’s artistry.

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(Roberta London Photography) Abstract Art Art in Nature Fine Art Nature Photographs Nature Photography Tree Photographs https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/9/natures-artistry Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:06:23 GMT
Flower Lessons https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/9/flower-lessons There is always something to be learned from nature.  As I looked at this Hibiscus, seeing three distinct stages of its life, I thought about the lesson from nature:  keep memories of yesterday alive and use them to grow on; drink in the amazing beauty of today; relish the tantalizing possibilities of tomorrow.

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(Roberta London Photography) Fine Art Botanical Photographs Florida photographs Nature Photography Weeping Hibiscus https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/9/flower-lessons Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:32:38 GMT
One Orchid https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/8/one-orchid Whether you are in a room full of people or in a garden lush with dozens of different blooms, it can be hard to separate out and see the ‘one’ amidst the many.  When there is a chance to look closely at the one, the real reward comes with seeing its uniqueness and thus its singular beauty.

 

 

                        Click here: Orchids to see more of my Orchid photographs 

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(Roberta London Photography) Fine Art Floral Photographs Nature Photography Orchid Photographs https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/8/one-orchid Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:53:32 GMT
Desert Beauty https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/8/desert-beauty My Night-Blooming Cereus plant really outdid itself, giving me two amazing blossoms.  It obviously took a breather after the first spectacular bloom unfolded, and two days later put on its last act of this year.  I followed the progress and you can too in the short video below.  Press the arrow to start, then sit back and enjoy the journey of this ephemeral desert beauty.

 

Use this link to see more images of the amazing Night-Blooming Cereus

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(Roberta London Photography) Desert Flowers Fine Art Botanical Photographs Nature Photography Night-Blooming Cereus https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/8/desert-beauty Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:26:59 GMT
Daisy Ballet https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/8/daisy-ballet  

All too often when I set out to photograph a particular flower – haul the gear, reach the chosen location, mount the camera, wait for the perfect light – the wind kicks up, and no matter how long I try to wait it out I finally wrap it up and call it a day. But on this day I thought: hadn’t I nearly given up at times when I was losing the light and as it changed, the reds and purples suddenly “popped” and were more vibrant in the dusk?  I thought, too, about waiting out a sudden rain shower and then seeing the leaves and petals washed clean and more beautiful for the drops of rain on them.  So on this day, when the wind persisted, I decided to continue in spite of the conditions. How glad I am for the reminder to keep on keeping on … and grateful to the wind for showing me that daisies can dance!

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Daisy Photographs Fine Art Botanical Photographs Florida photographs Nature Photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/8/daisy-ballet Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:48:08 GMT
Night Blooming Cereus https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/8/night-blooming-cereus  Friends gave me a pot with cuttings from their Night-Blooming Cereus plant. If you were to walk past the plant you might not even notice it.  It can be leggy & droopy at the same time.  Its leaves are generally dull-looking and their color rather flat.  But come mid-summer, buds may emerge along the edges of the leaves. 

 

 

 If you check them each day you’ll find the buds nearly doubling in size, their stems growing by inches, so fast…like puppies and children. 

 

                         Then, all at once, it's opening night. 

 

 

 

The flower unfolds from bud to full bloom within an hour -- its beauty and complexity are astonishing.

 

 

 

This flower lives for just one night and is gone by sun-up.    But what a spectacular show it presents. 

 

   For more images of this remarkable flower

click here: Night-Blooming Cereus 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Desert Flowers Fine Art Botanical Photographs Nature Photography Night-Blooming Cereus https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/8/night-blooming-cereus Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:54:08 GMT
Tree Stories https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/7/tree-stories The flow of shapes and colors in tree bark can appear like pieces of abstract art.  

Once you look closely you will be drawn in and might see

faces, birds, the ocean, a view of the earth from space.  

              If you study trees you will surely find stories there.    

Click here:  Rainbow Gum Tree to see the stories and colors in another amazing tree.

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Fine Art Botanical Photographs Florida photographs Tree Images Tree Photographs nature photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/7/tree-stories Wed, 24 Jul 2013 03:16:45 GMT
Garden Art https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/7/garden-art                       

I came upon this scene at Pinder's Nursery in Palm City, Florida. The grounds there contain an amazing variety of flowers and trees, many set amidst unusual pieces of garden art.    I love to walk the paths at the nursery. The pairings of garden art and flowers are truly inspiring.                                                                                                                                

"I will be the gladdest thing under the sun. I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one."                                                                                     

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(Roberta London Photography) Beautiful Gardens Fine Art Botanical Photographs Fine Art Floral Photographs Florida photographs Garden Art Garden Rooms Pinder's Nursery Roberta London Photography Blog nature photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/7/garden-art Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:35:12 GMT
Art For Healing https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/7/art-for-healing  

 

  

My photograph, "Lily By Moonlight," is one of those being given to a new hospital in Bergamo, Italy by The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals.   The mission of the Foundation is, in its own words, "to place large, framed photographs of nature and beautiful places from around the world in hospitals to give comfort and hope to patients and their families, visitors and caregivers....The photographs are intended to provide color and an atmosphere of compassion where healing is encouraged."  

I am so happy to join artists from around the world and participate as  a Contributing Photographer to The Foundation. Use this link to  to see more about  The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals.

 

      

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(Roberta London Photography) Florida photographs art for healing art in healthcare facilities art in hospitals nature photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/7/art-for-healing Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:09:34 GMT
Pond Magic https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/pond-magic “Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream.  There is magic in it.”   

                                                               Herman Melville, Moby Dick

                

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(Roberta London Photography) Florida photographs florida landscape lotuses nature photography pond life water gardens water lilies water lily photographs https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/pond-magic Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:26:31 GMT
Flamboyance https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/flamboyance  
The Royal Poincianas are making their presence known now in Florida.  They're the show-offs of the tree world so they are easy to spot. Even from far away you can see them reaching above rooflines as you ride along the road.

 

 

If you have a chance to get close to one, step under its graceful broad canopy to see clusters of these exquisite flowers amid lacy fern-like foliage.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Flame Tree Florida Landscape Florida photographs Flowering Trees Royal Poinciana Tree nature photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/flamboyance Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:44:34 GMT
Magnolia Time https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/magnolia-time It is a banner year for Magnolias here in Florida.  The trees are full of ready-for-prime-time blooms posing for the camera.  It’s just impossible to ignore them…as if anyone would want to!

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Florida photographs Magnolia Flowers Magnolias nature photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/magnolia-time Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:48:51 GMT
The Seedkeepers https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/the-seedkeepers There is an absolute riot of Magnolias this time of year.  The flowers are upstaging each other and it can be a challenge deciding where to look first.  But if you look past the outer branches you will see the seedkeepers, storing up next season’s beauties – the ingénues waiting in the wings for next year’s show.

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Florida photographs Magnolia Seed Pods Magnolias Roberta London Floral Photographs nature photography https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/the-seedkeepers Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:42:53 GMT
The Generosity of Ducks https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/the-generosity-of-ducks

I was at McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach, Florida recently where the lotuses were starting to bloom. I have been really keen to photograph them.  One beauty captivated me but it was just too far into the middle of the pond for me to see the inner parts. It was also, of course, swaying in the wind.  It had my full attention and I kept working at it.   But then I heard a quacking noise coming from the edge of the pond. There sat two ducks, perfectly still, not a feather ruffled by the wind, recommending that I shift my focus. So I accepted their invitation, thinking that when opportunity quacks it is probably a good idea to open the door.    

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Florida photographs McKee Botanical Gardens Roberta London Photography Blog Roberta London fine art photography bird photogrqaphs duck photographs florida landscape photography nature photography pond photographs https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/the-generosity-of-ducks Sat, 08 Jun 2013 14:34:18 GMT
Surprise! https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/surprise  

 

 

Nature always serves up surprises, and here is one that simply stopped me in my tracks. In a small and quite old residential neighborhood in Stuart Florida, I came upon trees full of these extraordinary blooms. It is a pseudobombax ellipticum, and its common name is shaving brush tree. Who could ever have imagined that such flowers, with delicate silken threads and blazing color, would emerge from the dark, woody buds on this tree?   

 

                                                

 

 

 

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(Roberta London Photography) Florida photographs Photographing in the Florida Landscape Roberta London Photography Blog fine art floral photography nature photography pseudobombax ellipticum shaving brush tree https://www.robertalondonphotography.com/blog/2013/6/surprise Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:07:48 GMT