02-16-18 The prominent dogwood bud represents the unlimited potential inherent within the calendar page turn to a new year.
03-12-15 A dogwood bud answers the call of spring with the promise of its signature bract.
Gentle tree buds
03-12--15 The gentle tree buds quietly open to their destiny.
06-12-15 The magnificent magnolia bracts unfold to reveal the enclosed flower.
Mature magolia bract
06-12-15 A mature magnolia bract & flower closing in on their life purpose.
Saucer magnolia bract bloom
02-17-15 A lovely saucer magnolia bract opening to its life purpose.
Saucer Magnolia Flower
03-10-16 With inner & outer beauty, the magnolia saucer segues from a gorgoeus outer bract bloom to reveal the powerful inner flower.
Close-up red cheery blossoms
05-14-15 Close-up of the red cherry blossoms along the Lakefront Tail in Chicago. In the less than 40 hours the trees were barren of blossoms.
03-24-15 These lovely pink buds remind me inerent within a challenging day is the promise of new | rebirth.
04-03-19 Delicate new growth on mature trees exemplifies the vulnerabilty within even the strongest Beings.
Tree leaves unfurling
04-03-17 Young leaves stick together as they stretch out of their protected comfort zone.
Leaves with Spanish moss
06-07-19 Leaves intertwined with flowing Spanish moss gives an artistic veil to the subtropical woods.
Seeding a new generation
03-27-19 The elder maple tree branches were filled with pink winged seeds yet devoid of leaves.
Japanese maple seeds
04-08-17 The brilliant Japanese maple added depth to the neighborhood spring color melody.
11-29-19 Twin spirits are jioned within the Heart yet reside in balanced polarities.
11-29-19 Seeds are the intersection between the life and death cycles within the plant kingdom.
Crepe myrtle bud
06-27-15 A crepe myrtle bud unfurling is an example of the Fibonacci Sequence at play in nature.
Crepe myrtle buds
06-17-15 A cluster of crepe myrtle buds in the various stages of bloom.
04-26-17 Simple beauty is a hallmark of nature's perfection.
Afternoon light on leaves
04-19-16 The late afternoon sunlight shimmers through the bright leaves.
04-14-16 A cheerful bush was filled with colorful leaves on my walk this evening. Excited to get to the close-up shots this weekend - may go back with my tripod!
Abstract fall leaves
Playing with the camera: abstract capture of fall maple leaves glistening in the afternoon sunlight. Taken on Thanksgiving.
Abstract maple leaves
11-24-16 An abstract perspective maple leaves in their brilliant fall collage.
Leaves changing color on tree
11-07-15 The tall tree was stunning with its brilliant leaf colors.
10-10-15 While walking the entire length of West Paces Ferry today, I stumbled upon these lovely leaves around Pace Academy.
Simple fall leaf
11-21-15 Beauty resides in the simplicity of nature.
11-24-16 The common leaf beckoned me with his call to capture the valuable role he plays in nature's lifecycle. Taken on Thanksgiving Day!
Backlit decaying leaf
12-05-15 A backlit vine leaf highlights the decaying process within the natural life cycle.
11-21-15 A once vibrant leaf prepares to feed the next generation with its decayed physical form.
12-16-14 Once vibrant & feeding the tree through photosynthesis, the leaves prepare to continuing the food cycle as nutrition for the roots and soil ecosystem.
An early fall leaf
10-10-15 A vibrant fall leaf reveals the brilliant energy within the death | rebirth cyce.
A vibrant fall leaf
10-10-15 The brilliant decaying leaf knows its powerful role in the nutrition cycle for its host tree and beyond.
Abstract view of leaf
11/04/14 An abstract perspective of a fall leaf featuring its underside.
Colorful fall leaves
11-12-14 Each season rejoices with colors that reflect the important role played in nature's perfect cycles.
Fall leaf on road
10-31-15 The colorful fall leaf called to me as I walked the goblin-infested neighborhood.
07-15-17 A midsummer fallen leaf reminds us the death | rebirth cycle is constantly present in our lives.
Water droplets on rolled leaf
10-28-16 Simple magic: water droplets shimmering within the morning sunshine.
red berries on bush
03-09-15 The lovely berries are in their descent to the Underworld with mere days left on the winter foliage.
03-09-15 These bushes filled with red berries called strongly this afternoon to capture them during their final hours. It started raining as I headed out of the condo so I shot the series in a light rain. Time to start carrying the circular polarizing filters with me.
03-12-15 The rain speckled bud cluster called as I packed the camera for the next shoot.
close-up of winter seeds
12-26-14 Black & white close-up of winter seeds on an urban tree.
12-26-14 A lovely winter seed is filled with vibrant life.
open chestnut pod
09-15-15 A chesnut pod cracks open to reveal the hidden treasures.
Seed caught in Spanish moss
09-27-14 A woody seed is caught in the Spanish moss dangling from the trees.