May Flowers

“I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.” -Audrey Hepburn

I was drawn to this quote because I have a few things in common with Ms. Hepburn. That quote could have been me, except I prefer to run while looking at trees, flowers, and sunsets. Although when I run I don’t take my big camera on me. I always have my cell phone though and have been known to stop and take photos, even during a race!

The photos below are actually a few of my first photos when I bought my Canon 60D. I was so excited to have a camera again and get back into photography. I went out to take photos of something in my neighborhood. You don’t know my neighborhood, obviously, but it is very much a suburb. There isn’t a lot to choose from except houses and landscaping. So I chose landscaping, flowers in particular.

 

I definitely do not have a green thumb. I don’t have house plants at home or in my office because it seems no matter what I do I kill them. I don’t know the names of plants or flowers, except obvious ones like roses or daisies. But I still think plants and flowers are something fabulous to look at and take photos.

In fact, a few months ago I couldn’t tell you the names of the above flowers but I asked on my personal Facebook page. A few people were kind enough to tell me what I took a photo of. I was told the red one is a bottlebrush, the yellow is lantana and the last one is a Mexican birdĀ of paradise. If you know better, please let me know! I just depend on the kindness of strangers.

Personally, I love the Mexican bird of paradise out of these three. But my favorite flower over all? That is a tough one. I have always been partial to white daisies.

What is your favorite flower? What in your neighborhood would make a good photograph? Leave your answer(s) in the comments.

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Jenna Volden studied photography in high school and college but ultimately ended up with a business degree. After spending 10-plus years in the rat race she returned to her first love, photography by starting her own photography company. She can be found either chasing sunsets around the globe or making women feel like rock stars in her home studio. She is currently based out of Phoenix, AZ.

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