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Dahlia: 3 ways

Posted in Botanical, Electrified, Nature, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2008 by sambissell
Extraordinary Dahlia

Extraordinary Dahlia

My friend, Ross, the curator I’m shooting pictures for at DBG, identified this as a dahlia. Frankly, I never would have thought it. Side to side, it is about 8″ wide!

Whirlwind

Whirlwind

Well, he THINKS it’s a dahlia. If someone knows different, please tell me. In any case, it is absolutely astounding to see, with stalks like a giant sunflower, 6-8′ tall!

In the Snail's Command

In the Snail's Command

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Musical Interlude II

Posted in Botanical, Everlasting Love, HDR, Music, Nature, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2008 by sambissell
Locust Tree Near Dawn

Locust Tree Near Dawn

Coming and Going 2 (Anemone biarmiensis)

Coming and Going 2 (Anemone biarmiensis)

Respite 2

Respite 2

Another trip to DBG…my weekly sojourn to chronicle certain installations. The top and second photo were shot in Plant Asia, the third in Wildflower Treasures. I’m not actually chronicling these 2 gardens, I just like them because they are curated by my mentor, Mark Fusco.

Here’s the musical interlude for you: a choice of Bruce Cockburn’s Last Night of the World or his End of All Rivers. The first is a studio cut, the second is a live one….don’t watch the second one for the video, listen to it for the music because the video is not very good. End of All Rivers, an instrumental, is probably my favorite Bruce song for its overlay upon overlay…..it really is easy to imagine a massive river flowing down and, perhaps, over a waterfall, then down into a soft flowing stream at the end of its course, then into the ocean. If you choose this one, simply open it in a separate window and listen to it…it really is an amazing piece of music. Last Night of the World is a vocal that I asked my friend, Paul, to learn for what turned out to be an inauspicious occasion that I won’t go into here (or ever). Another gorgeous piece, though this one features Bruce’s buttery voice. (OK, I weaseled another piece in here….love those links!…another studio cut… the beuatiful Pacing The Cage.)
So, listen and view some photos from my recent visit to the Gardens.
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