Spring in Bloom: Photos

Today Fidelia’s Sisters celebrates spring with some flower photography by Katherine Willis Pershey. Katherine writes:

I am a beginning photographer; after inheriting a good camera from my sister a few years ago, I now have, in my infant daughter, a pressing inspiration to learn how to use it. In addition to taking hundreds of photos of Juliette, I’m practicing learning the alchemy of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO at the  South Coast Botanic Gardens. Having grown up in the Midwest, the cactus gardens and butterfly amaryllis of Southern California have yet to lose their exotic, unfamiliar beauty.