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.
Summer Blooms 2018
The gardens at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, August 10, 2018
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, July 12, 2018
First seven photos are from Governors Island, last two from Central Park, June 22, 2018
Central Park, May 21, 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
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.
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