My iphone 6 camera looks at flowers-Spring 2015

I always carry my phone when I take our rambunctious puppy for a walk.  Like all my dogs, he has learned to stop for photographs.  He sniffs.  I shoot pictures.  What follows are a few flowers we found on our walks this past spring.

#1-From our yard.  Geraniums handle our heat and clay soil with grace and beauty.

#2-Tulips spear their way through our soil and give us daily spring surprises.

#3 & #4- A neighbor’s roses made glorious models for my iphone flower mission.

#5-The center of a peony my husband brought home to brighten our weekend.

#6-The leaves of our Japanese maple alive & well.  I will post a follow up of what damage the drought has wrought to these vibrant leaves.


raven pl tulip

rose on hummingbird 1



raven japanese maple

About Winding Stream Press

Janice DeRuiter Eskridge, M.F.A. is a poet who worked for over a decade as a poet-teacher for California Poets in the Schools. Helen Shoemaker, Ph.D. L.M.F.T. is a university professor who teaches in the areas of child development and counseling. She is also a therapist in private practice.
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2 Responses to My iphone 6 camera looks at flowers-Spring 2015

  1. L-O-V-E, love this! As a gardener, floral designer, and lover of all things nature, this post resonated within my peony-shaped heart.
    One confession -My “puppy” is none other than my youngest grandson -two year-old Wilsy. Like his siblings before him, he has learn to burst out during our daily walks, stopping me on my tracks to look at even the random barely-colored grass…
    “Look Mamu” (their lovely term for grandma) “another beeeeeuuutiful flowa” “Is it your favorite?”
    Indeed they all are.
    Thanks, Jan! Keep stopping to smell the flowers… and photograph them!


    • Thank you for your wonderful comment. You made my day. My grandchildren are all older so I walk with my ‘child.’ To encourage your wonderful participation in their lives, I encouraged them all to notice small things and to create images. The oldest is finishing his degree in film school as a director and he is a professional photographer. His senior project is a short film on a poem he wrote. (Which Bamma said was just asking to be a film.) The next one down is going to a special university for graphic design and animation and has been drawing and writing since he could hold a pen. The girl, also just starting university, blows me away with her poetry. And of all the delights a Sudanese girl rescued from foster care writes and I love encouraging her. Know that you’re molding their futures and as you know grab every minute! Jan P.S. Their are three more grandchildren but I’ll stop now.


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