Peony Season

I hate when the tulips start to fade from the gardens, but the one bright spot of those departing is that it means the peonies are starting to bloom. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers and I wish they would stick around longer than they do. The other day I paid a visit to…

Pretty in Pink Peonies

As quickly as it came, peony season is over. I love how dramatic and pretty peonies are. I will go to great lengths to photograph them, especially dodging a sprinkler that clearly had it out for me at Clark Botanic Garden. Just when I thought I had the pattern figured out and would run over…

North Fork Fresh

One of my favorite places is the North Fork of Long Island. If I wouldn’t be stuck with an almost two hour commute to work everyday, I would easily move out there in a second. The next best thing to living out there is driving out on the weekends for a visit,¬†especially in the spring…

Around the garden

I recently upgraded my zoom lens on my Nikon, I had a manual focus one and I decided it was time to go with an automatic focus that had the option of being switched to manual if I desire. Of course I had to test the lens out on my favorite photography subject, flowers. On…

Peonies in bloom

There is something about peonies that just make me happy. Peonies are incredibly beautiful and big flowers and are in full bloom now. They are one of my favorite varieties of flowers, right after dahlias. To kick off the holiday weekend I stopped in to Old Westbury Gardens Friday afternoon to photograph all the different…

Flower Friday: Peonies at Old Westbury Gardens

In honor of one of my favorite places, Old Westbury Gardens opening their gates tomorrow for the¬†season, I felt it was only fitting for today’s Flower Friday to feature one of my favorite garden photos from last spring. I cannot wait to be there tomorrow morning when the gate official opens, its been one very…