Friday, May 6, 2011

Let there be light!

Light. Have you ever noticed how the right light can make the mundane, the ordinary, into something sublime?

Earlier this week while photographing the prairie brazoria I looked up to see the light doing truly interesting things to the spineless prickly pear. The next day I noticed how the purple oxalis turn a lovely wine shade when backlit by the morning sun.

Voila, a blog post is born.

As I’ve been thinking about this post, a song lyric kept running through my head that I've always thought was perfect. It has nothing to do with plants, but it does have to do with light:
            “All at once you look across a crowded room
            To see the way that light attaches to a girl”
            (A Long December by Counting Crows)
It’s a beautiful world, and sometimes the right light makes it even more so!


  1. I love that last picture of the shadows. I notice light a lot more now that I'm taking pictures of plants! Before, it was either just bright or cloudy. Now, it either enhances a picture or not!

  2. One more thing! :) Have you heard about Gardening Gone Wild's picture contest? I think it's on light - and that last photo (my favorite) would be perfect for you to enter. Anyway, I hope the contest hasn't ended. I really think you should enter.

  3. @HG - The last is my favorite, also! I will look up GGW. You are right, photography does lead you to notice light more.

  4. love this post.... you help me come back to center