Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Evening Glow

I had the privilege of participating in Art in the Garden at the Naturescaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie last Sunday.  These beautiful gardens, open year-round, are maintained by volunteers dedicated to teaching the community gardening ideas to attract wildlife to their gardens.  This fabulous echinacea was blooming in the Flying Flowers Garden, which is a butterfly garden so full of blooming flowers right now that the perfume is almost overwhelming!  I've been wanting to photograph echinacea at an herb farm out in Trout Lake, but I have yet to hear back from them.  So in the meantime, I was thrilled to find this hardy patch of echinacea at the Naturescaping garden.  I returned in the evening to photograph the flowers in the warm sunset light.  No butterflies to be seen, maybe because of the late hour, but plenty of busy bees and hummingbirds.  

7 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's a glorious photo with superb control of the depth of field. Makes me feel like I was there.

Felicia said...

its a beautiful image Melissa.

Linda W. said...

Lovely capture! Those coneflowers are beautiful.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Exquisite capture!

Claire said...

Just gorgeous! I think butterflies prefer the midday sun on their wings, though I'm glad t hear the bees were out and about :)

Sketchbook Wandering said...

What a lovely experience and lovely photo. I just love the soft de-focused background too.

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful flowers! You had a nice chance to explain the beauty of the flowers.