Are you a big picture person or someone who prefers to focus on the details?
Most days when I'm taking photos I feel like I'm either in big picture mode or small details mode. The location usually dictates what mode I'm in. I was visiting Ecola State Park last winter and it was definitely a big picture kind of day. Ecola State Park looks out over the Oregon coast, with a great vista that overlooks Cannon Beach and the famous Haystack Rock. While climbing around to see the sweeping views of the beach, I looked down and focused on the small details long enough to notice the beauty in the small details of this fantastic tree.
As someone who was raised mainly in the northern midwest, the southwest completely fascinates me. Every visit to the region has revealed a new place that feels completely different from the evergreen and hardwood forests and grassy plains that were the typical scenes throughout my childhood. Arches National Park was full of places that were new, and breathtaking!
Add an epic southwest landscape into your space and let it bring a sense of adventure int your space.
My vacations tend to be... full. Full of wandering adventures, exploring new places while seeing, tasting and experiencing as much as I possibly can. I was surprised while visiting Dyffryn Gardens to realize that the place made me want to rest. The estate grounds and gardens had me longing to come back and spend a quiet week or two relaxing in the Welsh countryside. Those weeks would be spent on things like tea on the terrace, leisurely games of croquet, meandering to the town market, reading in the shade or strolling through the rolling pastures, dotted with sheep.
This dahlia photograph is still one of my all time favorite images I've created! Wandering through that dahlia garden was when I realized that dahlias had become my second favorite type of flower.
Let this dahlia bring color into your space with by displaying it somewhere that needs a dose of cheerfulness. It is available in a variety of sized prints, canvases and metal prints, or as a digital download if you have a print shop that you prefer to use!