Flowers

When I first started taking pictures, I was inspired by my mom's rose garden. My father and I would take photo after photo of the roses, and I learned a lot about myself and photography in the process.

This page I hope showcases some of the amazing flowers, plants and foliage I've been privileged to photograph. I don't always know what the name of the flower or plant is, but I always try to "see" it.

You can find more flower photos on several other pages: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, Governors Island, Snug Harbor and Its Gardens, and Blooming Arizona.

Summer Colors 2019

July 3, 2019, Central Park

July 3, 2019, Central Park

Lotus blossoms, Bethesda Fountain, July 3, 2019

Lotus blossoms, Bethesda Fountain, July 3, 2019

Shakespeare Garden, July 10, 2019

Shakespeare Garden, July 10, 2019

Lotus blossom, Bethesda Fountain, July 3, 2019

Lotus blossom, Bethesda Fountain, July 3, 2019

Shakespeare Garden fireworks, July 10, 2019

Shakespeare Garden fireworks, July 10, 2019

The photos in this grid were taken July 3, 2019, in Central Park.

Spring Beauty 2019

Yucca pods, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, April 6, 2019

Yucca pods, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, April 6, 2019

Magnolia blossom, the grounds of Saint John the Divine, April 11, 2019

Magnolia blossom, the grounds of Saint John the Divine, April 11, 2019

Magnolia blossom, Saint John the Divine, April 11, 2019

Magnolia blossom, Saint John the Divine, April 11, 2019

Flowering fruit tree at Saint John the Divine, April 11, 2019

Flowering fruit tree at Saint John the Divine, April 11, 2019

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A tree shows signs of spring foliage, Mt. Loretto Unique Area, Staten Island, April 11, 2019

A tree shows signs of spring foliage, Mt. Loretto Unique Area, Staten Island, April 11, 2019

 

Floyd Bennett Field 2019

Floyd Bennett Field, January 29, 2019

Floyd Bennett Field, January 29, 2019

Two bird’s nests from Queen Anne’s Lace, Floyd Bennett Field, January 29, 2019

Two bird’s nests from Queen Anne’s Lace, Floyd Bennett Field, January 29, 2019

Summer Blooms 2018

Sunflower and bee, Governors Island on a wickedly hot day, Sept. 5, 2018

Sunflower and bee, Governors Island on a wickedly hot day, Sept. 5, 2018

The gardens at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, August 10, 2018

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, July 12, 2018

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First seven photos are from Governors Island, last two from Central Park, June 22, 2018

Spring 2018

Central Park, May 21, 2018

Pink dogwood, Central Park, May 6, 2018

Pink dogwood, Central Park, May 6, 2018

 

Summer Blooms on Governors Island

I did a nice nature walk on Governors Island on Aug. 6, 2017. Here are some of the many wonderful blooms.

Autumn in New York

I shot a video and photographic Ode to Autumn and posted it on Oct. 25, 2016. You can find it on the Central Park: Four Seasons page, or by clicking here.

Here are more of the photos from September and October 2016. The colors were so stunning. I've included a few more on the Bugs and Butterflies page.

This is one of those plants I don't know the name of. But I love the little ant  in the background.

These two were taken in March 2016.

This leaf photograph is one of my favorites, from April 2013.

This leaf photograph is one of my favorites, from April 2013.

 

If I Can't Have a Garden, I'll Take Central Park

Central Park is blooming this summer, and the riot of color is almost overstimulating. Georgia O'Keeffe said, “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment.” That is also the case when you photograph a flower. It makes you really, really look at it.

The photographs that follow are some that made me say "Wow!" when I looked at them when I got home.

I like this shot a lot because it does remind me of Georgia O'Keeffe paintings.

The following two photos were taken April 10, 2013.

Lotus blossoms and water lilies, July 27 (first 2), August 2, and Sept. 8, 2013