Perfect Portulaca

As summer slowly and reluctantly relinquishes her hold on the flora here in the heartland, urged on by the continuing lack of adequate natural rain, we are forced enhance the water supply to the few ornamental plants with which we share our place.  CD has two favorite planters that hang from the light pole next to the driveway, and we have been watering the Portulaca (frequently misnomered as moss roses) that are planted there.  Thanks, we’re sure, to our extra efforts, they have continued to flourish through the staggering drought conditions that we’ve been experiencing.  We were out doing essential YardWork today, weeding and watering, but I noticed a particularly perfect new blossom, not yet  soiled by the passage of the frequent visits of the cucumber beetles, and I took time out to document its pristine state.

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Welcome to Krikit Arts! I'm a veterinarian; photographer; finger-style guitarist, composer, instructor, and singer/songwriter; fisherman; and fly-tyer. Please enjoy--and please respect my full rights to all photos on this Website!
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8 Responses to Perfect Portulaca

  1. MikeP says:

    Perfect b/w… nice and moody

    • krikitarts says:

      The monochrome treatment does certainly add an element of moodiness, completely different from the original color image. I’m so grateful to be able to work in both elements.

  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beautiful picture, Gary – the mono is excellent for those delicate petals! Adrian

  3. seekraz says:

    Very nice…a tender reward for your efforts.

  4. krikitarts says:

    Lacking the sort of spectacular vistas that await your attention in your area, most of us have to challenge ourselves with the celebration of more ordinary opportunities, and it’s wonderful to hear the appreciative feedback. Thanks, Scott.

  5. Wow, what a gorgeous image! the different bw tones are just beautiful

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