A Keeper for Me by lyndemc

A Keeper for Me

I guess I'm going with a theme of minimal nature for this opening week of Flash of Red 2020. Didn't intend to do that, but oh well, here goes. The thing about these first three plant-part pictures is that each has a story (as does every picture we take and post here.) Saturday's tulips which were purchased for home enjoyment never did open up and really show off their "tulipness". I wanted to commemorate their beauty despite they're never being able to reach their full potential. Yesterday's birch tree branch will serve as memory photo of a tree that's had a rough life in my front yard. Clump birches are affected by ice storms more than other type of tree in my yard, and this one really needs to be cut down as it's so damaged and mis-shapened by past weather. Today's hydrangea is from a bush I photographed back during my Beauty in Brown month of November. I see the bush every week when I'm at the food bank picking up fresh produce and bread for our local food pantry. I noticed many of the hydrangea flower heads had been blown off the bush and into the gutter so I gathered up a bunch of them and brought them home. (I know people wonder about me up there at the food bank because of strange actions like that. :)
Beautifully captured.
February 3rd, 2020  
This is beautiful as are your words. I love to hear the stories behind the photos. The stories add such meaning to the photos and insights into the photographer. It's wonderful that you volunteer for the local food pantry. I'll take this opportunity to thank you for your kind service to your community.
February 3rd, 2020  
I second Janet's words! Beautiful picture!
February 3rd, 2020  
lovely high key
February 3rd, 2020  
Great story to go with this photo.
February 3rd, 2020  
Gorgeous!!
February 3rd, 2020  
Wow this is gorgeous on white, thanks for the explanation!
February 4th, 2020  
Great take on this week's theme - I look forward to seeing what else you come up with.
February 4th, 2020  
So pretty!!
February 4th, 2020  
This is absolutely beautiful when viewed on the black background.
February 4th, 2020  
Cool capture.
February 4th, 2020  
So delicate
February 4th, 2020  
Great black and white photo.
February 5th, 2020  
The high key is perfect with great detail on some of the flowers!
February 5th, 2020  
Love this.
February 5th, 2020  
Beautiful photo and story!
February 6th, 2020  
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