Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Wild, Free, Spontaneous"

Wild, Free,Spontaneous........

This one's for Blue who long back had expressed her desire to see wild flowers from Florida. They are not a common sight in the hot, muggy climes of a landscaped Florida so when I recently spotted these bunch of scraggly wild flowers (White Cinquefoil???) growing in gay abandon, I had to click them.

I love wildflowers : they have, for the most part, minds of their own - springing up amidst bushes, trees, along the street or a stream, sweeping across hills and abandoned pastures, adding a touch of wild, unkempt, spontaneous beauty to the place. That even William Blake sang paeans to them does not go unnoticed!

PS: I have recently discovered this collage tool I am mighty stoked about, so please indulge moi for sometime, while I get over my latest craze for collages and get back to the regular way of posting .......:)

33 comments:

suramya said...

yipeee, I am the first one to comment, loved the flowers and loved the collage, don't give up on it soon, its a treat having ur pictures together.

Radha said...

Lovely camera work.
What is this collage tool? How did you stumble upon it?

nazzareno said...

You still feels the perfume of the grass.

ruth said...

As long as you enjoy the collages I will too. You use it very well.

I'm glad to know there are wildflowers in FL and that you found them!

bluemountainmama said...

thanks, moi! :) little wonders they are...

Kerri said...

Pretty collage....... and I love your caption! Wild flowers are just that.... WILD! I'm glad to see you posting collages.... i love them... I just posted another one myself today!

photowannabe said...

I like what you did with the collage tool too. Its delightful to see wildflowers in such an organized and paved area. Great shots.

Juhi said...

Your craze for collages is quite evident here. Nice shots here.

Nikon said...

Lovely colors in nice warm light, Moi.
Nice series.

Yoda said...

I love collages!

My dream is to collect street art from NYC and put them in a giant collage, frame it, and hang that in my bedroom!

I'll send you a pic when I'm done with that :-) In the meanwhile, indulge us with your collages!!

Annie said...

Moi, lovely presentation of these delicate beauties.

Steve Buser said...

Moi, I love the collages -- the different angles add to the appreciation of these flowers.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Nice colors of green.

Andrée said...

what collage tool?? please tell me! this is so lovely, I want to create some with my photos. i don't think we'll get bored, believe me! keep the collages coming.

Sarad said...

I have seen very few people who likes small wild flowers. You are maybe the second person I know.

Jen said...

I love the collage tool!!

Max-e said...

Hi followed the link here from Photowanabe. Just want to say that you take wonderful pictures. I like your style and composition. Great stuff :)

Lori said...

I love the collage effect. I'll have to figure out how to use it! It looks especially nice here. These flowers are so lovely. I am always happy to encounter wildflowers!

pLasma said...

Hello, just hopped over from Atticus Finch's blog. Really like your writing and photography. Will look around more. Way to go :)

RUTH said...

A lovely collage...collages are so handy...more photos per photo!

JAM said...

I love wild flowers, and love the haphazard way the ones in Florida grow in the sandy soil.

I like the arrangement here too.

Sandeepa said...

Are you done with the thesis ? Have a great Durga Pujo if its over, have a happy one even otherwise

Mike said...

I love the one on the right. Beautiful.

Cris said...

Collage or not, you are sensitive and captures great moments. So, are you going outside now? :-)

Catherine said...

Great wildflower pic's..beautiful collage's!
Cat

GMG said...

Great collage; it seems you're greatly enjoying the new technique!

Ash said...

Beautiful!

Love the collages. Do keep 'em coming!

Faye Pekas said...

You're doing great on those collages. :) Thanks for sharing some interesting facts about yourself.

Neva said...

Collages are great.....love the flowers.

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
I to have found a new tool to play with on Picasa, its free from google, the tool bar is quite handy too especially the auto fill button.

Cheers Mark

Oh by the way did you know why leaves change colour in autumn....lol

joy said...

It is lovely. I'm sure you've noticed that I post a lot of flowers on Norwich Daily Photo. Thanks for visiting!

joy
Your Love Coach

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Moi,
I liked this kinda collage's I found out how to do it myself too, However I like the ! photo's too, "the more simple the best", but thats my opinion...

Mike said...

Nice collage Moi. I will have to figure this out at some point!

Mike