Author: Jasmine Greene

Monday Macro: Blue Stars

We’d been hearing a lot about the 90mm macro lens for Sony and the more I heard the more I wanted it. When we finally rented it from the Sony I kind of fell in love. It was so sharp and it was a lot of fun seeing how close I could get to something and still get it in focus. It didn’t take too long to get the lens, especially once spring started rolling around. These blue flowers really caught my eye. Apparently blue is a very rare color in nature mainly because it’s hard to detect for...

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Monday Macro: Echinacea Glow

I remember about 10 or so years ago (or maybe it was longer), echinacea was thrust into the spotlight because it helped reduce cold symptoms. I have a feeling most of the people who bought those pills probably had no idea the plants themselves were growing in their backyard! Of course, there aren’t enough clinical studies that prove its effectiveness, so it’s probably a good idea just to keep them in your garden for show. I love how contrasty the flower itself is. First, there’s the color – yellow/orange against the light pink of the petals. Then there’s the...

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