I volunteer at Filoli Gardens in Woodside, and have the privilege of watching the gardens throughout the seasons. It’s a soothing experience to go out and just stroll through the isles of vegetation that has been lovingly tended to. I, for one, am thankful for the gardeners that do the weeding, planning, and planting. It’s a tremendous job and the results are so appreciated by the millions of visitors.
On my many visits, I have come to realize a simple fact. A flower is not simply a flower. Flowers celebrate life! They are vessels of love, energy, and healing. Regardless of where they are, in the garden, on the table as a centerpiece, or in growing wild on the hillsides, they are in some form or other enmeshed in our lives. Flower macro photography takes it a step further giving it a unique perspective on a subject matter that most people take for granted.
As a subject matter I find flowers mysterious and am drawn to them like a magnet. Can I grow flowers? No. I have neither the patience nor green thumb! In the garden, I take on the role of admirer rather than cultivator!
There are unlimited number of designs that can be created with the colors, patterns, and lines of a single blossom! I never tire of the possibilities. And what better way to start off the New Year than to start exploring!