A lot of people hate Mondays and rainy Mondays can be the pits (these are usually working people and I used to be counted among them until I decided to retire early and pursue my creative dreams). So I went for a walk in the park, yes in the
rain drizzle. The second week after I retired in 2007, Jene and I met a colleague for lunch in Montclair, NJ and afterward Jene and I went to Presby Memorial Iris Garden. A bright sunny May Day when the irises were in bloom, perfect for testing out my then new camera. I’d been meaning to venture out on a yearly basis -five years later, I managed to get myself back there. The thought of missing another year, weighed heavy on my mind especially since stopping on the side of a road in PA to shoot some irises. I had thought about going on Mother’s Day since I spent the afternoon in solitude. It would have been the perfect day, but the mere thought of the crowds kept me away. The drizzle kept all but a few die-hard photographers and naturalists away, which made for a more enjoyable hour of clicking the shutter.
I must admit, I was debating whether I wanted to be kneeling in wet grass and the muddy paths but after testing the overcast light on my backyard roses, I though what the heck.
Somehow I want to start singing… these are a few of my favorite things. I love taking the time to really look and smell the roses and other flowers. Nature’s Beauty: A Closer Look.
Next step: large size prints, matting, framing and hopefully selling. A gift of flowers that will last a lifetime.
Mary Durante Youtt