May Flowers!

Happy May Day, one and all. It’s a beautiful, sunny spring day in Boston. Now, if we could only convince the building supervisors at work to turn off the air conditioner for a few more weeks. I can tell you, speaking from experience, that it’s very difficult to type while wearing gloves. The small space heater is helping a little, though.

OK, back to the topic at hand, April showers bringing May’s flowers. Of course, these flowers were shot in April, but I won’t tell anyone if you don’t.

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Enjoy it while you can. Before you know it, we’ll all be complaining about the heat. So go take a walk and admire the flowers!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

It’s not often the Weekly Photo Challenge is right up my alley, but boy, is it ever today! The challenge is to get up close and personal with your subject – instead of shooting the grand landscape, find some smaller detail that’s interesting for its shape, texture, or some other unique attribute. Sometimes, I think I do this to a fault. All my vacation photos are of corners of windows or doorways with peeling paint, small details from fences or flowers. No big, grand scenes to see here!

Thus, the challenge for me this week was to narrow my selections down. There are many examples posted previously on this blog, but I tried to show images I haven’t posted before. If I messed up and repeated any, I apologize.

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Detail from a pipe organ inside Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

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From a police motorcycle at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston’s South End, 2012.

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Roof detail from a crypt at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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Water droplet on grass, somewhere in Vermont.

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Petals of a marigold, Hough’s Neck, Mass.

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Fence detail, Houghs Neck, Mass.