The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Archive for February, 2016

Tropical February – With Orchids

Two years ago, I went to the Milwaukee domes in February (https://mycameramyfriend.wordpress.com/2014/02/). Since the heat and humidity of the tropical dome was so nice in cold, dry February, I decided I’d like to do it again. However, I didn’t feel like the trip this month and even if I did, the domes are closed. So I went to a more local conservatory instead. It’s not near as big or quite as humid, but it does have many tropical plants and the orchid show was on last week.

 

Next Time: Classic Cars

Photo club decided to go to an auto museum. Lots of detail shots. I promise I’m still working on the dictionaries. It may be a few more weeks because other stuff keeps intervening.


Annual Valentine Encouragement

Because this was a long week for me, and because I realized this will be my last post before Valentine’s day, no dictionaries this week.

Back when I was in college, my roommates would get flowers from their boyfriends for various occasions. I didn’t have a boyfriend (which I’m not sad about, because it was the right thing for me), so I would photograph their flowers.

Rose

It was good fun at times, especially when no one else was around and I could turn out the lights and experiment with LED flashlights.

FlashlightFloral

While we’re on the subject of boyfriends just a week from Valentine’s Day, I’m going to say it (like I have for the past couple of years): single people, please don’t let Valentine’s Day get you down. Not having a significant other doesn’t mean you can’t observe the holiday. Love comes in many varieties. Romantic isn’t the only one. So take some time to let your friends and family know how much they mean to you. Call, write, send a card, or make plans to meet for coffee. Observe the day as a celebration of the love you do have. Happy Valentine’s Day!