Thursday, December 17, 2020

Positioning Nature's Plants

 


Sometimes I see plants as artistic objects that I can photograph in a way that makes them look different from their normal viewpoint.  When I saw this prickly pear cactus in front of the fanned out branches of an aloe plant, I thought it made a great frame for the cactus.

I like this pot full of small plants.  I'm not sure what they are but they looked great all clustered together in that pot.



I took the photo above at the Desert Botanical Garden back when those plastic animals were still on display.  I used one of the giant yellow snails as a background for the prickly pear cactus.

The photo to the left was taken in Scottsdale.  I just liked the way the vine-like plant was climbing up that decorative concrete wall.

I enjoy looking at nature from a different point of view.

18 comments:

Andy said...

The one and only time I was Phoenix it was the cactus that caught my attention.

Travel said...

Very pretty, time for my walk

RedPat said...

These remind me of warmer times. It is cold here today.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

And you do it so well Sharon, your first shot is fabulous 💜

bill said...

Great photo and very pretty. Our cactus has just started to bloom.

Thérèse said...

Wow! The first picture is awesome. Like a queen.

Stefan Jansson said...

Tio photo is a winner.

Steve Reed said...

Nice! There's a whole genre of photography (here in England anyway) that focuses on the garden. These are great examples!

Revrunner said...

Some really wonderful forms.

William Kendall said...

Beautifully taken!

Bob Crowe said...

Such good vision. The first and third really get my attention.

Catarina said...

These photos brighten my day. :)

Sami said...

Great photos Sharon, specially like the first one.
Not too sure but the second one looks like a succulent called "chalksticks".

Gemel said...

Fantastic photos Sharon.

Amy said...

That's why I love cacti and succulents, they are so weird and wonderful.

Jack said...

All wonderful, especially the prickly pear cactus.

Susie of Arabia said...

You have such a great eye. My favorites are the 1st photo - it looks awesome the way you got that aloe in the background - and I absolutely love the bright yellow leaf background on the 3rd photo. Outstanding!

Susie of Arabia said...

Oh! It's a snail! It looked like a leaf to me! LOL