Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

I’ve been editing some photos I took on a recent visit to Clark Botanic Garden and when I came across this one, I wanted to share it for the weekly photo challenge since the theme is focus. The allium plant may be done for the season, but I love how in focus it is and…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

One of my favorite parts of photography is the editing process since you sometimes discover things you didn’t realize were in the shot. Little details may not always show up in the viewfinder, like the surprise in this photo, a lady bug just hanging out on the left side of the allium. It wasn’t until I…

Summer in the Gardens: Part Two

No matter how many times I visit, I can’t resist taking so many photos every time I visit Old Westbury Gardens. The beginning of the summer season is all about the roses in the Walled Garden and there were so many beautiful varieties on display.

Summer in the Gardens: Part One

Summertime and the gardens are looking beautiful! Inside the Walled Garden at Old Westbury Gardens the roses are in full bloom and at every turn you are met with a different variety of the flower. As sad as it is to see the peonies gone the dahlias are getting closer and on my visit I spotted one peeking…

Allium

Up until last year, I had never heard of the plant allium before. Allium’s common name is actually ornamental onion, but they look nothing like an onion, I refer to them as a spiky snowball-like plant. They bloom early in the spring and are so pretty in all stages of blooming, from bud to full…

All about Allium

I love doing flower photography (in case you haven’t noticed by my many posts devoted to it), but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I stumbled upon a type of flower I haven’t seen before, the allium. At least at the times I have visited gardens on Long Island, I haven’t encountered alliums in bloom….