Saturday, February 28, 2009

beautiful bokeh

I'm not much of a landscape photographer, but the trees in our backyard are blooming with such pretty flowers right now that I can't help but go out and snap a few shots. I don't know the technical name of the tree, but I call it a Tulip Tree. Our neighbor's Tulip Tree bird was so nice to deposit a few seeds in our yard and now we have our very own Tulip Tree. I love it.

BTW - the term "bokeh" in the title refers to the lovely light pattern you see behind the flower petals. So pretty. Enjoy. :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

valentine's day...a few days late

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day and got to spend some quality time with the ones you love. My little guy let me take this image of him for his Valentine's Day cards this year. I'm always so happy when he's in the mood for photographs because he's definitely going through an "I don't want to have my picture taken!" stage. Having a photographer for a mom makes that understandable...I guess. :)

This shot seemed so appropriate for Valentine's Day. I guess the artwork will be on permanent display in Sarasota now.