Experiments in photography, jewelry making, mosaics, and other artistic obsessions
17 June 2010
Creativity Boot Camp, Day 12: "Smooth"
Ladybug tiptoeing through cholla spines, Patterson Canyon, June 2010
Why does this picture make me think "smooth"? Probably it's the ladybug's smooth, hard shell, which of course contrasts with the cholla's pointy flower buds and spines that it crawls over with no trouble whatsoever. I know this photo isn't really in focus, but to me it seems to evoke the ladybug's industrious progress across this perilous territory in pursuit of the aphids tucked between the succulent bud tips.
Here's more "smooth," from my friend's kitchen garden: I've never been able to capture water droplets before, and this is a decent first try. I took this just after watering the flower border; before they open all the way up, the dianthus blooms make especially good water holders.