A red sun with blue and black clouds appear over a field of flowers underneath.
This photograph was taken in July at Fred Howard Park. I enjoy visiting this park especially because there is such a wide variety of scenery in the small space it inhabits. There’s a beach if you want to swim in the Gulf of Mexico, various types of trees and plant life, and many interesting creatures running around, especially fox squirrels. Continue reading “The Raven’s Nest Photograph”
Inspired by William Blake’s poem, “The Lilly,” which goes
“The modest Rose puts forth a thorn:
The humble sheep, a threatening horn:
While the Lilly white, shall in Love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.”
Named after the Greek word “calla,” meaning beauty, this flower Continue reading “Calla Lily Watercolor”
“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly ocean.” – Arthur C. Clarke
Taken on a beach in Florida in 2014.
(Prints are available for purchase on Fine Art America.)
I took this photo after the hibiscus flower first bloomed in my front yard. Often referred to as the Hawaiian flower, this plant has many uses. It is edible, and can be drunk as a tea, made into a garnish, & cooked in soup. Some claim that it can calm an upset stomach. Although I must admit that I have never had the urge to eat a hibiscus flower. I am content to just admire it.
The Roman myth of the lily:
As Venus, the Goddess of love, rose out of the ocean, she saw a lily. Venus became jealous & threatened by its beauty, & gave it a pistil in the center, hoping that this would make the flower ugly.