I know I’ve been away a long time. I’ve got all kinds of reasons — vacation (read: kids around the house), being sick (Grover’s Disease, even!), and working hard on projects (more on that soon). Richard took this image yesterday. Our amaryllis bulbs are in full bloom so he set up this shot in the kitchen. The red ones are so saturated with color that they cry out to be photographed. Richard got some tips on setup from Digital Camera magazine, a beautiful publication out of the U.K. We’ve learned a lot from reading the articles and going through some of the tutorials that come with it each month.
The white and pink amaryllis peaked a few days earlier. He took this one in the living room near the window. I tried printing out one of these on fabric, but the result was too dull looking. I think I’ll stick to glossy prints for these.
Most of the work we did in January was creating publicity materials for Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator. Richard designed business cards and bookmarks and I designed and wrote a one-page flyer that included ways teachers can use Wolfsnail to teach science objectives in the Mississippi curriculum. I’ve scheduled the book launch at Lemuria for May 3.