Thursday, May 17, 2012

woodland journey

Trillium grandiflorum (white trillium) and wild geranium

When I first saw this thriving forest of white trillium during a woodland walk (near Ann Arbor, Mich.), it nearly took my breath away. It can feel awe-inspiring to view any wildflower growing en masse, but I had grown up with a special admiration for this native spring bloomer, which up until this point, I had only seen growing in clusters a small fraction of this size. For my return trip this year (I hope to make it an annual adventure), I took my camera along, but my photos do little justice to this expansive natural trillium garden nor adequately represents the sheer volume of flowers that encompass a good portion of the trail. I find that taking the time to enjoy experiences like this can help reignite my creative energy, and the photos I take become mementos of my creative journey.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Perhaps it was the power of the "supermoon" last Saturday that propelled me to finally begin this blog (ha ha). How long have I been talking about doing this? I managed to snap this photo when the clouds briefly parted that night. It was an inspiring sight, shining so brightly through the thick darkness... I always wonder what people thousands of years ago would have thought of such a sight. (And then my mind wanders to episodes of Star Trek.)