I spotted these pretty petunias in the yard of my neighbor, Paula, who has a splendid green thumb. Even in the sizzling heat of July these petunias looked fresh and vital. Her secret? You guessed it: she waters her entire garden daily.

The right half of this photograph contained several blooms that had been chomped by a rabbit. (How did I know? I recognized the distinctive teethmarks.) I had no choice but to cut away a large part of the photo. As a rule, I try to avoid such big crops, because they often result in a stilted image. But I was lucky this time, and achieved a graceful, cascading composition. Sharp focus top to bottom adds to the dazzling effect, as does the gradual increase in size of the descending blossoms.

The photo was taken July 21, 2013 at 6:18 pm, in the sizzling heat. Click the image to view it full screen, and click the back arrow to return.
Related: Jackie’s Blooms.


One Response to Purple Petunias*

  1. Jill Lion says:

    Hi Ron, I was glad to receive your pictures. I like best the cottontail and purple petunias, but all are intriguing. We are OK here, John, Carly (dog) and I. I have a health issue which tires me out. On the other hand, I am in the fourth year of clay work (no more stone carving) which is most stimulating. Stay well. Sincerely, Jill

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