Georgia on My Mind

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Abstract / Floral Photography / Impressionism / Inspiration / Photography / Tulip


I don’t recall when I first saw Georgia O’Keeffe’s work. It just seems like she was always there.

She decided to be an artist when she was ten, and then for almost nine decades she kept herself and her art intensely alive through constant evolution — but she was always unmistakably herself and her art was always unmistakably her own.

I don’t know if Ms. O’Keeffe ever visited the amazing and seemingly endless gardens at an estate called Filoli, a few miles north of Woodside, California; but if she had, I’m sure she would have seen these gardens as I do — not as a destination but as a launching pad.

At the moment, Filoli is exploding with tulips.

This began as a tulip. Then I was visited by a muse . . .

(Nikon D850; Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G Zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 2.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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California based fine-art photographer featuring abstract, impressionist, and minimalist seascapes — near and distant — and floral-based images. Fine-art photography can be seen at All original images on this blog are copyright 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Michael Scandling. All rights reserved. No images on this site may be copied, duplicated, reused, published, or re-purposed in any way without express permission from the copyright owner, Michael Scandling.


  1. Carolle-Ann Mochernuk, says

    Michael – I wonder how you made this tulip transparent and unreal. Again, it is a beauty which has been added to by your creative talent. So far here the daffodils, hyacinths, and of course crocuses are out, plus the forsythia. Yesterday warmed up in the 60’s!

    I guess it is time for some cleanup of leaves and branches to start the season! Good plan.


    • Thanks, Carolle-Ann. Mother nature provided perfect lighting, and a near-perfect tulip. Glad to see that things are warming up in your neck of the woods. Now that the worst of the weather is over, have a great season start!


  2. Lovely glow coming from your creativity, Michael. We’re a distance from tulips and their bulb ilk, but this image could be called timeless. I agree with Robert that O’Keeffe would have enjoyed this.


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