coneflower

Coneflower

Coneflower

Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock. Washington, Connecticut. There’s a nice butterfly garden off the parking lot where we start the hike up to Waramaug Rock and we thought we’d shoot some flowers before setting off. Today was the hottest, muggiest and worst air we’ve felt all summer. This flower was the highlight of the day.

Amazing that this was shot with the PowerShot S100, handheld. It’s not a 5D and macro lens but it does a decent job.

Isaac Stern’s purple coneflower

Isaac Stern's Purple Coneflower

New Milford, Connecticut. We were having dinner at a friend’s house and she had to water some plants for some people on her road who were out of town. She said to come along and bring my camera because they had a great flower garden and oh boy, did they ever. The place used to be Isaac Stern’s country house but had since passed to another family after his death. Thinking of his playing (I’ve seen him play) coupled with the thought of him sitting in this most excellent flower garden gave me goosebumps. I love the purple coneflower and will forever associate it’s soaring shape with his amazing music.

Isaac Stern's Purple Coneflower

Isaac Stern's Baby Purple Coneflower