Monday, April 16, 2012

Laurel Hill

Yesterday I went with my friend Lee to Laurel Hill Cemetery.  She had promised me that that daffs were spectacular and plentiful.  I'm not really a big flower person-not that I don't like them, but I'd say I'm more inclined to shoot urban decay vs. flowers. 

Sometimes though, there are exceptions.....

In Good Company
In Good Company

High and Low
High and Low

Yellow and White
Yellow and White


Leave for All
Leave for All


Even In Black and White BW
Even in Black and White

Daffodil Sea
Daffodil Sea


The one thing I wished was that I could capture the scope of how many there were....there was just no way.  I'd say "Abundance" shows maybe an 1/8th the number of daffodils along the hillside.
Glad I was there to see the show.  Any photographer can "score" beautiful images in this setting.

Thanks for checking out my blooms of spring.


Jamie said...

These flowers were worth breaking out of your normal, so beautiful and happy.

martinealison said...

Des parterres de fleurs digne de Demoiselle Printemps... Des photos superbes.
Gros bisous

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Wow, she wasn't kidding, they are plentiful and very beautiful. That said, I'd take an abandoned building over flowers any day :-)

Tezzie said...

From someone who IS a flower person...WOW! What a stunning place...made even more beautiful, I'm sure, by your amazing photography skills <3

Susan @ Sunflower Status said...

Beautiful captures! Love the sea of yellow! Especially love your spring shot (and processing).

Anita Johnson said...

There is a garden in Illinois that I like to visit to see their daffodil display...this year they bloomed early and i missed it. These are just beautiful...hard to beat such abundance!

Kathy said...

I LOVE how you caught the light in the almost transcluscent petals on your "spring" photo. Gorgeous. Not just your "ordinary" daffodil :)

gina said...

Well, you might not be a flower person, but you did those daffodils justice with your beautiful images! I like your high and low, yellow and white images -- well, I like them all!

Tamar SB said...

These are all gorgeous! Wow! Abundance is such a great word to describe these!

lisa said...

Oh my goodness Susan, what a wonderful place to be with a camera! I'll bet you are glad you went. I know I am!!! These are really beautiful!

Leanne said...

so pretty!

Linda said...

For someone who doesn't normally "do" flowers, I'd say you "did" them very well! Beautiful!

urban muser said...

wow, i can't believe how many flowers are there. these are great shots!

justine said...

that is a lot of daffodils! they have all finished here, will there be bluebells there too? that would be amazing too

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow Susan, those are awesome daffodils. It must be amazing to see in person.

Laloofah said...

Gorgeous photos! You photograph flowers so beautifully when you do, I keep hoping you'll eventually appreciate them as much as they seem to love you! :-)

My favorites are "Yellow and White," "Spring" and "Leave for All," but they're all wonderful and brought William Wordsworth's poem about daffodils immediately to mind...

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Happy Spring, Sue!

Cathy H. said...

A beautiful place be and you captured them beautifully!

Phyllis said...

wow - what a great place! I really like your shot of the yellow daffodils with the word Spring - they are almost translucent. And I like your shot of the sign - your sense of humor comes through in that one!

Gilly said...

Wow! - that looks like a fantastic place. I think it's really hard to photograph flowers without falling into cliche and having them look like a million other shots, but you've managed some great ones here. Somehow I managed to miss the daffodil season this year.....