Spring Photography | May in Bloom

Giant white peony flowers


After a chilly start to spring, everything is finally in full bloom here in the Midwest! This week, I unplugged from the laptop and grabbed my camera for a stroll to capture some of the colorful blossoms.

(And then, of course, I plugged back in to sift through the shots and edit the winners.)

It was a much-enjoyed break from my endless to-do list as I prepare for Book III’s release and restock my inventory for upcoming events. When I spend a few hours roaming with my camera — no schedule, no specific tasks in mind except finding the next shot — my blood pressure goes down and I instantly feel relaxed.

This post is to share the beauty I found on my leisurely adventure. Enjoy this collage of May in Indiana, all shot in my garden and backyard…

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I'm an award-winning fantasy author, artist, and photographer from La Porte, Indiana. My poetry, short fiction, and memoir works have been featured in various anthologies and journals since 2005, and several of my poems are available in the Indiana Poetry Archives. The first two novels in my Chronicles of Avilésor: War of the Realms series both received the Literary Titan Gold Book Award in 2020.

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