Photographic Perspective

The greatest aspect of digital photography is the way it reintroduced the concept of play in picture-taking. When you don't have to worry about the cost of film or development, it frees you up to just have fun, and to experiment with different techniques.

I don't do it nearly often enough, but one of the things I enjoy most about photography is taking the camera outside and pointing it in odd angles at mundane subjects, without looking through the viewfinder (which would be impossible most of the time anyway), and being surprised at what ends up in the photo. The different perspectives sometimes yield delightful results. Here are a handful of pictures I took yesterday in our back yard.

A Mexican Lime on our back porch

A Vitex bloom, slightly past its prime

The armadillo that stands vigil over our side yard

The delicate beauty of a desert willow flower

A burro, yearning to fly

A Mexican Elder towers over a stoic chaparral


I had no idea you could grow limes in our climate - are these edible or purely ornamental? Does yours bear much fruit? Planter grown or in-ground? I'm ecstatic at the notion of snatching a lime off my own back porch to garnish a beverage or squeeze on some fish!

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