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Apricot Sky, by Kim Blair

29 days ago   |   By Kim Blair Artist

Apricot Sky
It's that luscious time of year when the sun creates a warm golden light that accentuates the rich fall colours. There is an urban farm not far from our home here in the city. I watched their sunflowers grow all summer long... and one day when I was driving by there was a young woman working in the garden, so I stopped and asked if I could come in and take some photos of the sunflowers.
Apricot Sky was inspired by one of these photos... a thick stalky stem supporting a voluptuous chocolate brown seed head surrounded by a fringe of yellow, set against an apricot sky.
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Hollyhock Light by Kim Blair

Hollyhock Light by Kim Blair

29 days ago   |   By Kim Blair Artist

Hollyhock Light
Hollyhocks can grow up to 12 feet tall, and on my back alley walks in our neighbourhood I discovered numerous plants that height! Most seem to be around 5 to 6 feet tall, but the giants are out there...
Raspberry red blooms with a bit of sunlight falling on them, offer some dramatic photo opportunities. The silky tissue paper thinness of the petals shows off the delicate nature of the blooms, quite a contrast to the strong fuzzy stalks that support them.
I love the name 'Hollyhock', and noticed in my research that the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, designed a house...
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