Delphinium Rain

Summer gardens here in Saskatchewan are abundant with flowers, and these pale blue and lavender delphinium blooms are from a volunteer plant in the one flower bed I have managed to tend this past year. It is a surprise every spring, as having not planted it, I easily forget that such a lovely plant isContinue reading “Delphinium Rain”

Paeonia, peony, perfection

Is there any flower more beautiful than the peony, bursting with elegant, ruffled petals? Each bloom is at once refined and tousled, often softly fragrant, and so quick to fade as the heat of summer overtakes the blushing warmth of late spring. I’ll just let these macro and abstract peony photos speak for themselves… AllContinue reading “Paeonia, peony, perfection”

Scarlet poppy flower and raindrops, macro

Everyone knows the copper, orange-gold of California poppies, particularly as they form drifts of color across the hillsides of a Western summer landscape. This poppy is of a slightly different variety, a shade of deep scarlet red that I’ve not seen in the wild. It was a prolific garden bloomer however, scattering seeds every seasonContinue reading “Scarlet poppy flower and raindrops, macro”

Lithops, Flowering Stone

Of all plants, succulents are among the most varied and unusual to have found a place in my garden. They offer a range of colors, textures, shapes and sizes that make for particularly interesting macro photography. Lithops plants are native to South Africa, and resemble the pebbles and rocky landscape in which they evolved. TheyContinue reading “Lithops, Flowering Stone”

Spring Flowers, freshly-picked fine art photo prints

In honor of the green hills and blooming spring wildflowers I’m seeing every day now, I’ve released a gallery of selected springtime Fine Art Flower Photography Prints, freshly picked to brighten any room.  A perfect gift for mother’s day, these fine art prints are available in a range of print styles and sizes, offering aContinue reading “Spring Flowers, freshly-picked fine art photo prints”

fresh flowers

“Flowers…are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Floral stock photos and flowery fine art prints abound in the APK Photography archives.

Happiness is a butterfly…

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ravishing ranunculus

Ravishing ranunculus, originally uploaded by A.p.K. The colors that emerge in nature are sometimes so startlingly brilliant, it can be impossible to look away. These beauties grow in my garden, and their blended shades of fuchsia, scarlet, orange and gold rival even the most technicolor sunset skies. (as always, even more gorgeous viewed larger, onContinue reading “Ravishing ranunculus”

early lupine

early lupine, originally uploaded by A.p.K. Ethereal carpets of vivid indigo lupines are beginning to emerge on the hillsides and embankments here. These displays of spring color are always so brief…makes it all the more worthwhile to get down on hands-and-knees in the dirt to get this kind of shot!

these things happen

these things happen, originally uploaded by A.p.K. Happy Valentine’s Day! Cheers to celebrating love in all of it’s forms – this photo was actually shot on Feb. 14th a couple years ago! This image is currently available for licensing, and will soon be available as a fine art print.  Details here!

February Blues

dewdrop blue, originally uploaded by A.p.K. This time of year can feel a bit like limbo – with each new glimpse of warmer spring weather, a sizable snow storm or cold week of rain becomes a dreary seasonal setback. The coastal California climate is remarkably mild, and our winters tend to be full of greenContinue reading “February Blues”