Ginger Riesling


I missed TBT, but I’m not missing Selfie Saturday this week.

I thought this would be a nice little break from the floral stuff. Here’s another picture of muh face. Enjoy :]

Don’t ask about the title.




Floral & Nature

Dahlia’s always seem a little daunting to photograph. Maybe it’s because of their size and all those puffed petals.

Whatever it may be, I seem to be able to pull it off despite my preconceived fears. I really like the way this one turned out.


Tears of the Poppy

Floral & Nature

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll know the title reference.

And if you know anything about poppies, you’ll know the GoT term for “tears of the poppy” does indeed have to do with the medicinal properties of poppies that have been used as narcotics, analgesics, and recreational drugs (opium) for thousands of years.

As I kid, I used to eat natural dried poppy seeds straight from the pod during late summers spent at my grandparents’ country house in Romania. My grandma would always tell me not to eat too many because I’ll fall asleep, but I’ve always found poppy seeds to have the completely opposite effect and energize me rather than put me to sleep.

But cool properties aside, poppies are gorgeous flowers that come in a variety of colors, the most famous being red. Red poppies are worn on Remembrance Day in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand to commemorate those who have died in war.

And P.S. Do not eat anything with poppy seeds before taking a drug test. You will test positive for opiates.



Floral & Nature

In all the time I’ve photographed flowers, I’ve found the smaller ones often make the prettiest pictures. Especially in clusters, with various light flowing through.

I like this one because of the backlighting and the multilayered focal points.


Mini Petunias

Floral & Nature

I usually don’t manage to get very good pictures of petunias, but I somehow pulled it off a few times this year.

Maybe it’s because these are mini petunias.