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July 31, 2012

304: Still surprised

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — Tags: — paul davis @ 5:27 pm

Surprise lily after rainstorm in early light. Whoever thought to put blue and pink together in one bloom: genius.

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303: Lavender Unfurling

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — paul davis @ 11:46 am

More post-rainstorm flowers from Sunday morning. I like how these lavender blooms unfurl themselves like umbrellas. The one upper-right is well along. Makes me want to try a time lapse on that opening process.

I also like the muted kaleidoscope of the background. The flowerbeds surrounding our new house are like this—a riot of color.

 

July 30, 2012

302: Blue Commelina

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — Tags: , — paul davis @ 11:04 am

I posted a photo of this flower yesterday, without knowing the name of it. Monica Z asked what it was, and I found it with a search: Commelina communis, or dayflower. It’s native to East Asia, where it’s called “duckfoot herb,” and is considered by Wikipedia to be a noxious weed that grows best in disturbed soil. Think I’ll get that on a T-shirt.

 

301: Lattice in blue

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — Tags: , , , , , , — paul davis @ 9:20 am

The lattice work of the tabletop is reflected in the glaze of the mug. And that blue is just so swimmy.

300: Self portrait in blue

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — Tags: , , , — paul davis @ 8:35 am

The diamond of light in the lower center of the mug was formed by the shadow of my finger on the shutter release.

299: What a mug

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — Tags: , , , , , — paul davis @ 8:31 am

It’s not exactly a still life–I was drinking my coffee from the mug interspersed with photographing it. J would have been filling that space across the table, but she abandoned when the sun became too striking.

 

298: Maine Blue

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — Tags: , , , , — paul davis @ 8:27 am

We took our coffee and toast to the front porch yesterday morning (J had sprayed for wasps in the gazebo and it still smelled–I don’t know if the spray kills the wasps or only offends them). I’d been photographing the surprise lilies with raindrops still on them, so my camera was sitting on the table, waiting for me to notice again the particulated blueberry blue of my coffee cup. J and I visited Deer Isle, Maine, two summers ago, and found a pottery place on Blue Hill run by the Rackliffe family.

In a heroic show of restraint, J bought only this single coffee mug. I had been advocating for a full set of tableware.

July 29, 2012

297: Blue Echo

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — paul davis @ 2:02 pm

Way down in the grass this morning after a hard rain, a pair of commelina, or dayflowers.

296: Interloper

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — Tags: , — paul davis @ 1:17 pm

This little clover snuck into my flowerbed and offered to take the lead in front of a chorus of black-eyed susans.

 

295: Surprised

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — Tags: — paul davis @ 12:30 pm

I was surprised by surprise lilies this morning in my yard. We had a big storm last night, and the last time I was surprised by surprise lilies was also the morning after a big storm, so now I think this lily springs to life only after big storms. They are also called resurrection lilies. They do come up and bloom very fast. And the blue and pink is for real.

 

 

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