As promised, here are some photos I took in Arizona while hiking up a mountain in the desert. Where I live in South Carolina, everything is emerald green. And plants grow like in the jungle. The desert was a stark contrast, and cactus are really cool, even more so when they’re blooming. I don’t know if I could live somewhere as sparse and dry, but it certainly was an amazing space to visit. Plus, my shutter finger was very happy. See?
So tell me: what type of landscape do you prefer: lush green or stark simplicity? Dramatic mountains or wide flat horizons?
You probably already know that I’m a sucker for yellow. This was part of Julia’s birthday decorations last Spring. It hangs from the ceiling fan in my den, and I love it so much I can’t take it down. This week was my birthday, so now I’m calling it a carry-over decoration, and it was fun to photograph, if only with my iPhone.
I love the shadow and light play here, and I think I’ll probably pull out my Nikon to shoot it in a more official way. Because everything feels more official with a Nikon in my hand.
What have you been photographing this week?
As I was washing dinner dishes the other night, I spotted two of the sweetest, smallest white flowers outside my kitchen window. Spring has been popping up quietly all over Charleston. I see paper whites as I’m stopped at a stop sign around the corner. And there are tulip trees blooming! But these Lilly of the Valley (at least that’s what I think they are) are the first signs of Spring in my yard.
I quickly dried my hands and grabbed my camera and opened the door outside before responsibility could get in the way of creative impulse. And I’m glad I did.