Janet Brien's photos with the Janet Brien

Delicate Woodland Star

Delicate Woodland Star
NOTE: I will be offline for 2 weeks!

I adore these stunning little wildflowers and so today I spent some time practicing my photography until I got this picture. They really do look like snowflakes, don't they? :)

Explored on April 15. Highest placement…
Added on April 14, 2018

317/366: Garlic Marathon 9/9--Beautiful Garlic Flower

317/366: Garlic Marathon 9/9--Beautiful Garlic Flower
Here is the garlic flower in full bloom, its florets opening to the warm sunshine above. Down below among the blades of drying grass lays the discarded bud covering, gone but not forgotten. Thank you for visiting my pictures and watching this show!
Added on November 15, 2016

316/366: Garlic Marathon 8/9--Tip the Hat

316/366: Garlic Marathon 8/9--Tip the Hat
And finally, with the florets now spreading out and opening up, this bud covering will fall off with the next stiff breeze. It was a great experience taking pictures from start to finish, and something I'd always wanted to do!
Added on November 14, 2016

315/366: Garlic Marathon 7/9--Jaunty Hat

315/366: Garlic Marathon 7/9--Jaunty Hat
It won't be too long before this cap falls off, but right now these garlic florets are giving this cap a decidedly jaunty appearance as they grow larger and pop out from under the covering!
Added on November 13, 2016

314/366: Garlic Marathon 6/9--Pointed Hat

314/366: Garlic Marathon 6/9--Pointed Hat
Here is another view of the cap as it's becoming unseated. By taking a picture from this angle, the cap appears vertical, but it's actually at an angle (look at the previous image).
Added on November 12, 2016

313/366: Garlic Marathon 5/9--The Cap is Unseated

313/366: Garlic Marathon 5/9--The Cap is Unseated
The bud covering is slowly losing its grip on the florets which are straining for their first peek at the great big world!
Added on November 11, 2016

312/366: Garlic Marathon 4/9--The Cap Loosens

312/366: Garlic Marathon 4/9--The Cap Loosens
The cap is now beginning to lose its grip as the two halves of the covering is pulled apart!
Added on November 10, 2016

311/366: Garlic Marathon 3/9--Opening the Drapes

311/366: Garlic Marathon 3/9--Opening the Drapes
It's such fun to watch the bud covering split more and more, exposing the ever-growing florets inside. Here the covering looks like curtains pulled back!
Added on November  9, 2016

310/366: Garlic Marathon 2/9--Split Bud Cover

310/366: Garlic Marathon 2/9--Split Bud Cover
I looked at the garlic buds every day and took pictures as I saw interesting progress. Here the bud covering has split under the strain from the growing florets inside.
Added on November  8, 2016

309/366: Garlic Marathon 1/9--X Marks the Spot!

309/366: Garlic Marathon 1/9--X Marks the Spot!
We have a few garlic flowers in our front yard that were planted before we moved here and I love them! They make wonderful photography subjects and in 2012 I decided to take pictures of the buds as they grew and finally bloomed. There are 9 pictures in al…
Added on November  7, 2016

308/366: Tiny Whitlow Grass Flower Buds

308/366: Tiny Whitlow Grass Flower Buds
One of the tiniest flowers that I know of grows all over our property, and it's also the first flower of spring. It's called Spring Whitlow Grass, and its blossoms are only about 1/4" in diameter! Here are what the budding flowers look like. So tiny you c…
Added on November  6, 2016

307/366: Bi-Colored Flaxflower

307/366: Bi-Colored Flaxflower
This exquisite little flower measures about 1/3" in diameter, and is a perfect example of why I love macro photography. Unless I told you the size of this flower, you might have thought it was much larger. The joy of being able to share the details of som…
Added on November  5, 2016

287/366: Last Day For a Lovely Daffodil

287/366: Last Day For a Lovely Daffodil
One of the things that make daffodils so popular is their long-lasting blossoms. This flower is fading into the sunset but I thought it was still pretty enough to share. I took this picture at my friend's garden near Ashland, Oregon.
Added on October 16, 2016

283/366: Lovely Little Buttercup

283/366: Lovely Little Buttercup
This bright and happy little flower can be found all over our property from the start of spring until about mid-April. I took this picture back in 2012!
Added on October 12, 2016

282/366: Juicy Jonquils

282/366: Juicy Jonquils
Our springs are often very rainy, and it's wonderful to sneak out between showers to get pictures of the flowers with droplets on them. Here are some jonquils drenched after a storm. :)
Added on October 11, 2016

281/366: Rough Eyelash

281/366: Rough Eyelash
That's the name of this wildflower, which grows all over our property in the late spring. Even though its leaves and stems are very sticky and leave a strong scent that isn't wonderful, the blossom is beautiful and unique. I love them! :)
Added on October 10, 2016

267/366: Filiment Frost on a Pine Needle

267/366: Filiment Frost on a Pine Needle
Summer has ended and the mornings are starting to get chilly. It won't be too long before we begin to get frost again, and I can't wait! This is what a pine needle looks like when it has frost on it! I captured this unusual frost formation back in 2013 wh…
Added on September 26, 2016

253/366: Roscoe's Children Coming Out of Egg Sac

253/366: Roscoe's Children Coming Out of Egg Sac
One day in September of 2012, I found a baby orb weaver spider on my front porch. Over the next year, I watched this baby get her first meal, survive a freezing winter, grow to adulthood, find a mate, make an egg sac, and finally, I saw her crawl slowly a…
Added on September 12, 2016