If a picture paints a thousand words

This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cactus Blooms?? - Day 178

Goodness, it was only February, still snowy were I come from and I saw these microscopic blooms and just had to try and get a picture of them!

Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.  ~John Ruskin

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.  ~Gertrude S. Wister

"God writes the Gospel, not in the Bible alone, 
but also on the trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars."  
Martin Luther


  1. I've never seen a cactus in flower before! what a great set of shots

  2. Magnificent. And I love the Martin Luther quote. These are beautiful photos ...

  3. It is always amazing to see the vast variety of flowers God thought of to create... for His pleasure and our enjoyment. I love that He created beauty!

  4. Patty Ann,
    I have always liked that last quote. At times I forget to look elsewhere for God's word and then am abruptly reminded!
    Thanks so much for that loveliness :)

  5. Love that quote from Wister - so perfectly true.

  6. The macro shots are wonderful! I love the detail :)

  7. Like the close up of the bloom