October 21, 2019
Here are a few photographs taken in August at the Olbrich Botanical Garden in Madison, Wisconsin.
1 The red splashes are cardinal flowers, Lobelia cardinalis.
2 Here is a birch—I don’t presume to know which one.
3 Here’s another birch, overlooking two inviting chairs.
4 I’m not sure why I’m drawn to empty chairs. Maybe they represent possibilities . . .
July 28, 2018
The sun is coming in from the left and hitting a window to the right and above what you see in this image. The sun bounces off the window and lands on the sidewalk. What is this rectangle of light called? It seems to me that it’s not a reflection really. I’ve tagged it “reflected light” in other posts. See here and here and here. Is there an official or at least better name for it???
June 23, 2018
The last time I went to Schoepfle Garden, I noticed for the first time this paper-bark maple tree.
June 9, 2018
April 21, 2018
This is the same tree (a bald cypress at Schoepfle Garden) that sheltered a snow remnant a few weeks ago.
April 18, 2018
April 17, 2018
April 16, 2018
April 15, 2018
April 14, 2018
Our poppies won’t be out until next month, but here’s a poppy from 2011 while we’re waiting. Having run out of relatively current photographs, I’m creating this post April 13 from an image taken before this blog began. Tomorrow, which is today when you’re reading this, I will be out scouting interesting fresh bits of the material world. If I am successful, you’ll start seeing what I found April 15.
December 9, 2017
December 8, 2017
December 7, 2017
December 6, 2017
You may remember the photograph of the begonia plant that captured my heart this summer. Shortly before I left Ohio to spend a few months in Florida, this is how it looked—still beautiful to me but perhaps a bit alien.
November 6, 2017
November 5, 2017
Now that we’ve moved back to Oberlin, I don’t go to Schoepfle Garden as often as I used to when it was a half-hour’s walk from home. I was there twice last month, though. I love to get there early.
October 11, 2017
I still don’t do flowers, but I just could not ignore this blue, which happened to be on a flower.
September 28, 2017
If you get to Schoepfle Garden when the sun is still coming in at a slant, you can see it light up the Wyoming Canna Lilies.
September 18, 2017
September 17, 2017
September 16, 2017