The first sunflower of the year.
… well, not exactly “snapshots,” since the images were all done with stacked focus.
This little nigella couldn’t catch a break this year. A mole took out most of the plants, and thunderstorms pounded the survivors onto the ground. I rinsed off the flower as best I could, but it’s still rather gritty.
Layia platyglossa, alias “tidy tips.” Stereo image below the fold.
I see that the Lords of WordPress have decided that I don’t need to see previews of my posts any more, unless I use their “visual” editor, which I dislike. I also don’t see a way to schedule posts for future publication, despite the claims in the “Help” tab in the editor. I’ve been using WordPress for about ten years now, but if there are many further “improvements,” I may look for another platform.
Update: the editing page is back to normal.
It’s too windy today to do anything outdoors, so I spent a little time with the indoor garden. Everything here will eventually be planted outside. Once they’re in the ground, I’ll establish the real indoor garden, with cacti, mesembs and stapeliads.
I shot a bit over 3,000 frames at a ballet rehearsal this evening. Here’s a preview. It’s going to take a while to go through them all.
I visited the botanical garden for the first time this year today. Before that, though, I took a close-up of a bit of henbit from the yard.
How much would this much storage have cost 35 years ago? How large a room would you have needed for all the drives?
(The price jumped a few dollars since I ordered it.)
Recent snapshots from my little go-everywhere camera.
One of the dealers at last week’s orchid show had an impressive display of carnivorous plants.
Many orchids have attractive flowers. Others are bizarre, such as the bulbophyllum sticking its tongues out at you that I saw at the annual orchid show today.
Update: more pictures below the fold. Click to embiggen.
Update II: Welcome, visitors from AoSHQ. Orchids are here. You can find other botanical pictures here and here. Ballet and modern dance are here; contra dancing is with the other Walnut Valley Festival pictures. Stereo pictures, stacked focus and other photographic stunts are here. There are interactive panoramas here.
I spent the morning at Wichita State University taking pictures of the sculptures littering the campus. Here are a few; there are some more at my Flickr site. These are all crossview stereo. To view them, cross your eyes until you see three images, then focus on the middle image. Click on them to see them at larger sizes.