Tag Archives: Golden Gate Park

February week 2 – The magnolias are also a symbol of hope!

We have entered the season of Lent, a 40 day period in which people journey with Jesus and Mary Magdalene in the way of sacred compassion. This sacred compassion opens our hearts to others, especially those who have been marginalized, … Continue reading

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July Week 5 – Follow the LIGHT

Photography (drawing/imaging with light) is my avocation/passion and a form of “visual” spirituality!  First light from the east and fog from the west dance over San Francisco! Without light or various applications and uses of light I would not be … Continue reading

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August week 4 – Dahlias: Incantations for global healing.

The stunning blossoms of the Dahlia Garden next to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park peak in their beauty from mid-July to mid-September. This area was dedicated in 1920 to the dahlia, the official San Francisco Flower. The … Continue reading

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July Week 1 – Red, White and Rose, all Americana!

Almost every city and town has one. It can be very elaborate and cared for by a team of professional gardeners, or it may be the product of a community group or a single individual. Of course I am talking … Continue reading

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May week 1 – Georgia on my mind

My passion for floral photography comes from my love of tracking down and snuggling up to spring wildflowers, visiting manicured New England gardens over the years with my parents, and the wild and emotive paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe. Being from … Continue reading

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April Week 4 – Too Cute to Pass By – Goslings

Newly-hatched Canadian Goslings are definitely a sign of the new life that blankets the earth each spring. I have written previously about the difference between snapshots and photography as art. A snapshot is a capture of a moment in time. … Continue reading

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March Week 2 – Cherry Blossoms and the Tree of Life

For as long as I can remember the cherry blossoms in Golden Gate Park came and went many weeks before the festival in Japantown.  That will probably be the case again this year since the trees are right now swinging … Continue reading

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January week 5 – Seeing Red (and Pink)!

In the last post I suggested that you think of a color and then focus on it for the week. Sometimes the color just comes to me, and the fifth week of January was about seeing red.  Maybe it was … Continue reading

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May week 3 – Butterflies and Blooms

Long are their flights and short are their lives!  Butterflies. The Butterflies and Blooms Exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park has returned.  You can get close enough to the butterflies to look directly in their eyes. … Continue reading

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April – The Language of Flowers, the Memory of Love

In the first week of April I photographed among the Cherry Trees in Golden Gate Park.  But I was interrupted before I posted them. Since then I learned from Vanessa Diffenbaug’s novel “The Language of Flowers” that the cherry blossom … Continue reading

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