Green is the color of Life and of Spring and Summer. This simple image made at the Naples Botanical Garden features patterns of green tonality. The accordion texture of the fan palm creates repeated and predictable patterns, while the shadows of the sunlit overlapping fans are instantaneous and contrapuntal.
Photographs stimulate our visual sense and often our memory, but in some cases they do more. This image of the Pacific coast at Big Sur, California evokes for me a big breath of fresh air and the distant sound of the surf.
The wind was blowing and the sun was shining. The temperature was in the 70s (Fahrenheit). Other tourists were milling around us, talking and taking photos.
Visually, this photo gives us texture and color as well as a long view to the south. Regions that are very dry contrast the open sea. The foamy shoreline as well as the cliffs help our eye to travel to the distant horizon. A bit of wild brush shows us where we are standing.
Let’s drive to the next lookout and check out the vista from there.
This summer is a perfect time to get outdoors — in between the rain showers — and appreciate the textures of the plants. I found these contrasting textures at the New York Botanical Garden.
Nature can do a lot of different things with pink and orange. Just look at the different textures and shapes in these flowers from the Union Square Farmers’ Market in New York City.
Want to see more from Farmers’ Markets? Check out these posts from Cathy:
Farmers’ Markets: Vietnam and Thailand and