“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”
~ e.e. cummings
A Delicious Thing
For me, perhaps the greatest joy of summer is to amble about a wildflower meadow or mosey down a narrow, winding path in the woods, looking for beauty in all of its diverse forms. Few things make me happier than getting lost in photographing summer wildflowers. It’s a delicious thing to lose myself in light, colour, shape, and bokeh. Time disappears. Oftentimes, I come away with a photograph I know I will like. But even if I don’t capture a single successful image, simply trying to always leaves me feeling high—because focusing on beauty, for any reason, is always a good thing.
Here are some shots of this year’s summer wildflowers:
Morning light shines through bright yellow Bird’s-foot Trefoil. These happy wildflowers grow near the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area, just outside of Calgary.
This is the first time I’ve ever spotted these pretty wildflowers, called Pearly Everlasting (Fish Creek Provincial Park).
The temple bell stops.
But the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers.
~ Matsuo Basho
To me, there is nothing at all common about the Common Paintbrush (Lusk Creek, Kananaskis).
I think the beautiful, unfurling seedheads of the Yellow Mountain Avens look like ladies with windswept hair-dos. They are light-catchers and they are fun to photograph (Lusk Creek, Kananaskis).
Meadow Anemone, with a small friend (Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary).
I have a soft spot for thistles (Bull Thistles, Carburn Park, Calgary).
A pretty wildflower meadow peppered with Yellow Paintbrush and Red Clover (Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area.)
Me, in heaven. (Photo by my partner.)
All photos © 2016 madlyinlovewithlife