I must admit that I’m absolutely smitten by the natural world, especially the flowers and trees in our landscape. On the most basic level my ‘job’ as a photographer is to capture images and present them to others to enjoy, reflect on, be moved by and – hopefully -- acquire.
But my mission as a photographer is to see. Sometimes the most brilliant flower gets my attention. Often, though, it is the less obvious, the one tucked away in the shelter of leaves, or buds not yet open but full of promise for what is to come. There is, of course, the occasional bird or other critter that crosses my path insisting on a portrait. Some of them make me offers that I just can’t refuse!
I hope you’ll stop by here often to see and celebrate the natural world with me.
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
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!
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.
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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'
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