I saw this butterfly landing on yarrow up at Camp Handy while out backpacking in the Olympic National Forest. Was glad it stayed around long enough for a photo or two. (confession: I had to look up the identification in a book on my return home)
I really was struck by the pattern of the shadows and the interplay of light between the shadows and the leaves. Tomorrow is the Equinox, so I guess technically these are not “autumn” leaves …
(I took this a couple weeks back and it was the first time I noticed leaves that had fallen, but there are lots more now.)
This is an address post along the Larry Scott Trail outside of Port Townsend, Washington. The lettering on the post on the right is “Together We Can Do Great Things” … It’s too bad that the actual address post has to be in the same location … but I understand why it’s easier that way. It’s a lovely sentiment and especially nice when surrounded by the flowers.
This is my final shot of these roses (perhaps). I hope I have encouraged you to look at flowers differently … and not just give up on them when they are “past prime display”.
On a technical note: I struggled with the printing of this image. The background was tinted a light magenta that wasn’t what I wanted at all. The reason was that after a recent operating system update on my Mac, my system preferences for printing had been modified and re-set to “Apple Air Print”. This option works well enough for printing documents, but not for photographic prints where you are concerned with precise replication of colors. The result was that I had to delete the printer and reinstall the Epson driver. I was aware of this issue from past experiences, but it had slipped my mind after this update. If you have a Macintosh and struggle with getting colors, make sure you check to make sure the print driver is the latest from the printer manufacturer and not the generic Apple Air Print default.
I’m continuing to work with these dried roses. I liked the variation in this bouquet. This one really looks better if it’s bigger … you can see a larger image on screen by clicking on the image, but it really looks great printed at 17×22.