Tag: flower

Celebrating the end of winter

In the middle of winter, I bought my daughter some gerbera daisies to brighten up her room. But once they started to wilt, I stashed them into my…

A baby marigold

Our kids gave their mother a marigold for Mother’s Day years ago, and each fall we harvest the seeds and replant them in the spring.

Coaxing spring to last

In our yard we have crabapple trees and forsythia bushes. For one week each spring, they burst out into colors that are bright, energetic and full of life….

new art celebrates the colors and energy of spring

See my new art collection celebrating spring. Spring in the northeast is an explosion of delicate, temporary color. Flowers like the forsythia, or blooms on a crabapple tree,…

Sea lavender

Every summer, we vacation down the shore in Cape May. It is a beautiful area, with wide beaches, Victorian homes, and plenty of activities for the kids. We…

abstracts of a calla lily

Last year, my kids gave a bouquet of calla lilies to my wife on Mother’s Day, so I created a series of photograph to make their present last…

an abstract of a calla lily

My kids gave a bouquet of calla lilies to my wife on Mother’s Day, so I created this photograph to make their present last a little longer. This…

Desert Honeysuckle ©Daniel Sroka

two views of desert honeysuckle

I’ve been trying to photograph this cutting of a desert honeysuckle all summer, yet it kept evading me. Finally today, I think I found it. See more of…

Abstract of a desert marigold

desert marigolds

Even though they have been yielding great results, I decided I needed a break from working with mesquite seed pods. So I turned towards this desert marigold I…

An abstraction of a gerber daisy

new photographs from this week

I’ve been trying to buckle down and focus more energy on creating new art, and I managed to do a pretty good job of it this week. I…

abstracts of a fading tulip

We bought some tulips over the weekend, and while they bloomed quickly, they began to fade just as fast. This photograph was an attempt to capture the flowers…

work in progress: twin tulips

Had a great day in the studio yesterday. My plan was to spend at least an hour working on new art. But I got inspired, and the next…

Exploring a sunflower

Last weekend, my son and I found some sunflowers at Trader Joe’s. They looked so droopy I didn’t hold out much hope for them. But we bought them…

Stargazer Lily ©Daniel Sroka

stargazer lily

On Mother’s Day, my wife’s grandmother was admiring some stargazer lilies, and suggested that I should take some photographs of them. It was the first time she had…