Iris & Tilly…Signs of Spring!

The Color of Spring this year is purple, orange, yellow, white, brown and black.  Let me explain.

Quite a few years ago a friend gave us a few iris bulbs. We were not particularly quick in getting them into the ground but finally did so over a year ago. At first they produced a few white blooms.  Then this year…

Iris (Purple, Orange, Yellow & White)

© Frank Simpson

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While photographing the Iris, a neighbor came over to introduce us to her new seven week old Doberman.

Tilly (Black & Brown)

© Frank Simpson

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It came out of the mist…

A photo exercise in perspectives and light…perhaps also an exercise in perception?

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  • The metal fins or sails (The Mysterious Craft) are part of the fountain at the waterfront in Tiburon, CA. 
  • The “emerging life forms” are from the Community Garden at Point Reyes Station, CA.
  • The yellow blossom and pumpkin are from the St. James Community Garden, Petaluma, CA
  • All photos were off the camera with only minor adjustments in contrast. In addition, the first photo from Point Reyes Station was partially cropped at the bottom to remove objects on the horizon.

Fotos…Humongus Fungus

The Fungus Among Us…

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The “mushroom” featured in this “life cycle” series is one of many that “cropped up” this spring in our gardens.  I have absolutely no idea as to its type–it’s probably illegal…somewhere; however, it is similar to those that toppled a heavy garden ornamental a few weeks earlier (See Petaluma Mushroom Power)

  • In terms of size, the mushroom reached a height of 6 1/2 inches and a diameter of 3 1/2 inches.  When it flared or opened, the diameter was about 5 1/2 inches.
  • The time period covered by this series is April 22 through April 27, 2011. 

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