March 3, 2012: Featured on the front page at Katie's Flower Box. Thank you very much!
Icelandic poppies are among the prettiest and most fragile of the spring flowers I typically see at South Coast Botanic Garden. I was fortunate to come upon this one shortly after it opened to the morning sun, as it was still fresh and undamaged. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/5.6, 1/125 sec., ISO 200, morning sun, handheld).
A little announcement: I learned today that I won a "Special Recognition" award (the level just below Honorable Mention) in the January 2012 "All Women" juried art competition at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. (The link will take you to the exhibition.) The competition drew 310 artists and photographers from 21 countries. I am delighted to have my Baubles, bangles & beads (link to the awarded photo) recognized in such a large field!