Monthly Archives: March 2012

Longwood Gardens Hosts International Orchid Show, Part Two

30 March 2012 Lens: Above are eight additional photographs from the International Orchid Show at Longwood Gardens that was held from March 23-25. Let me know which are your favorites. Pens: Here is Part Two of my photo shoot at … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens and Gardening, Human Nature, Photography | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Longwood Gardens Hosts an International Orchid Show, Part One

30 March 2012 Lens: Stay tuned in April for Part Two. I’ll post additional photographs of the International Orchid Show at Longwood Gardens. Meanwhile, let me know which one of the seven is  your favorite. Pens: During a visit to … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens and Gardening, Human Nature, Photography | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Dystopian Teen Lit as Cultural Hero and Heroine

22 March 2012 Lens: Part One: Abandoned House Part Two: Abstracts of Fire Photographs in Part One were taken on a half-day photo shoot with my grandson. We ventured along a scenic creek and into the woods, where we spent … Continue reading

Posted in Human Nature, Literature, Photography, Writing | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Language: Using Extinct Words?

15 March 2012 Lens: The first two images are viburnum, which is a showy early bloomer and often upstaged by cherry blossoms. The rest of the photographs are those crowd-pleasing cherry blossoms, which are definitive signals of this year’s early … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Language, Photography, Writing | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Foreshadowing Spring, Part Two

08 March 2012 Lens: Let me know which view of the Hellebore is your favorite. Pens: The same day that I took photographs at my alma mater’s Botanic Gardens, I walked to the woodland area of my backyard where the … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens and Gardening, Photography | Tagged | 12 Comments

Foreshadowing Spring, Part One

05 March 2012 Lens: Prunus Persica (Peach Tree) in Bud, March 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012   Let me know which is your favorite. Pens: I grabbed my camera and tripod to bask in … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens and Gardening, Photography | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Photography: Patterns and the Still Image

01 March 2012 Lens: Note: Let me know which photograph is your favorite. P.S.: The last image was taken with my (non-smart) cellphone, because my Nikon was being charged. Pens: Composition is one of the key elements in photography–it has … Continue reading

Posted in Human Nature, Photography | Tagged | 18 Comments