Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped
Springtime around here means flowers either blooming or about to bloom. I wasn’t actually aware of the iris bud in this composition until post. It blends into the stem of the bloom almost as a time lapse, a graph of potential and realization. I love the duality of tightly-packed hardiness and petal-soft delicateness in a flower bud, enveloped in itself like a cocoon until it transforms into colorful splendor.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur
Combine indoor light, no flash, and a long shutter, and you get blur. Which actually beats the shot as originally composed, imo.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity
Anytime I need a break from daily insanity, I go to my serene happy place. One of several happy places, actually, accumulated over a lifetime of hikes and roadtrips. Imagining the soft forest floor under my feet, and the scent of pine and damp earth in the air, instantly lowers my heart rate and relaxes my body.