Cutleaf Toothwort - Cardamine concatenata © 2019 Patty Hankins

Wildflowers Along the C&O Canal

I recently spent an afternoon photographing spring wildflowers along the C&O Canal in Montgomery County Maryland. The area I was photographing in is part of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It was one of those days where everywhere I looked, I saw more wonderful wildflowers to photograph. I thought I’d share some of my photos from the…

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April Showers © 2019 Patty Hankins

April Showers – New Photo

  I’ve recently added a new photograph – April Showers – to my website at https://beautifulflowerpictures.com/store/april-showers/ While photographing at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia in April, I spotted this wonderful sculpture of two young children under an umbrella. And then I spotted all the wonderful pink dogwood blossoms behind them. So instead of avoiding a rain shower, I imagined the…

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Fall Color at the North Carolina Arboretum © 2019 Patty Hankins

Fall Color at the North Carolina Arboretum

Last fall I spent several wonderful hours wandering in the woods and photographing at the North Carolina Arboretum outside of Asheville. I’d visited the arboretum several times before, but always in the spring or summer. So this was my first chance to see all the wonderful colors of fall there. It was well worth visiting – I had a wonderful…

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Grape Hyacinths © 2019 Patty Hankins

Grape Hyacinths – New Photo

  I’ve recently added a new photograph – Grape Hyacinths – to my website at https://beautifulflowerpictures.com/store/grape-hyacinths/ Grape hyacinths are one of the wonderful flowers that bloom in the early spring. They always add a wonderful pop of shades of purple in the garden. When I seen them blooming, I know it’s just a matter of time until the daffodils bloom,…

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Pink Peony © 2019 Patty Hankins

Introducing Eighteen New Photographs

I realized I’ve been so busy with my The Beauty of Flowers show and getting ready for my Gardens of Philadelphia Workshop that I haven’t shared my newest work with you. Over the past few months, I’ve added eighteen new photographs to my website and wanted to share them all with you here on my blog today.  Flower Photographs Grape…

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Star Magnolia © 2019 Patty Hankins

Star Magnolias

The same day I photographed the Yulan Magnolias at the National Arboreatum, I also photographed the blossoms on two Star Magnolia trees.         Same photo as above with two textures applied – one from The CoffeeShop Blog and one that I created.    

Rainbow Parrot Tulip © 2019 Patty Hankins

Rainbow Parrot Tulip – New Photo

I’ve recently added a new photo – Rainbow Parrot Tulip – to my website at https://beautifulflowerpictures.com/store/rainbowparrottulip/ I’m not really sure what kind of parrot tulip this is but with almost every color of the rainbow in the petals of various tulips in the bunch, I decided to call it a rainbow parrot tulip. As I photographed the petals, I was amazed…

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Yulan Magnolia © 2019 Patty Hankins

Yulan Magnolias

Earlier this spring I had the chance to photograph some of the Yulan Magnolias at the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. The Yulan Magnolias are an early blooming magnolia with white blossoms.       This next photo is the same image as above with a texture from The CoffeeShop Blog added to the photo to warm it up a…

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Graveyard Angel with Rose Metarie Cemetery New Orleans Palladium Toned Kallitype © 2019 Patty Hankins

Graveyard Angel with Rose Metarie Cemetery New Orleans Palladium Toned Kallitype – New Photo

I’ve recently added a new palladium-toned kallitype – Graveyard Angel with Rose Metarie Cemetery New Orleans Palladium Toned Kallitype to my website at https://beautifulflowerpictures.com/store/graveyardangelwithrose/ A beautiful kneeling angel holding a rose at Metarie Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana This photograph is printed using the late 19th-century photographing printing process known as Kallityping. The emulsion is hand-painted onto the paper, exposed with a…

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Wonderful Spring Wildflowers

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been spending hours photographing flowers in gardens, parks and arboretums. As much as I love seeing the daffodils, tulips, grape hyacinths, and other garden flowers, I’m even happier every year to see all the spring wildflowers. So many of them are so delicate and bloom for only a short time in very specific places,…

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