Thursday, January 3, 2013

My Favorite Photos of 2012

Pam Penick of Digging, a fun Austin gardening blog that I enjoy reading, posted her favorite photos of 2012.  She got the idea from another blogger named Les at A Tidewater Gardener, and I thought it would be fun to add my favorites from 2012, too.  I had a really hard time choosing, and I'd love to hear which photo you like the best. 

I took a series of Sunflower People photos in June,
and I love this one because it looks like it is blowing a kiss.

I love the way the light falls on this spider-wart flower with fresh green background.  I think the photo illustrates the feeling of spring time hope and rebirth. 

I've been crazy about Passionvine and Gulf  Fritillary Butterflies this year.  
Is this a flower or an alien?

It took me a long time to get this photo.  I followed the butterfly around my yard for quite a while.  I love it because you can see the egg being deposited by the Gulf Fritillary.

It's not everyday that you get to photograph an emerging butterfly.  The butterfly is so fresh and perfect.  You can almost see the scales on the brand new wings.

A Widow Skimmer Dragonfly
I like the way the early morning light highlights the dragonfly's wings and white tail.  I think the texture of the tent caterpillar nest adds interest.

Pied-billed Grebes are just so much fun!
You can see them looking at the camera; checking out what I was doing. 

Robins in the spring grass probably looking for worms.  I like distance in this photo.

The Mockingbird was posing with a prize catch for this photo.  
The bright sunflowers contrast with blue sky.

Kids and wildflowers, what more can I say?  
They are concentrated on the activity of making flower bracelets.  

Standing on raised deck there wasn't anything such as a tree to frame the photo so I used my husband :).  Jacob looking out onto the mudflats for shorebirds gave the picture depth, and a story.

If you have a blog post your favorite photos from this year, and link back to Les at A Tidewater Gardener, and send me a link in the comments section.