About This Site

Currently, 737 flower and plant photographs are available for use as ecards and/or computer desktop backgrounds. lf you are interested in a specific kind or color of flower, try the image search to view images by predominant color or by flower or plant category. Or see my favorites.

Comments and suggestions are encouraged.

Happy browsing!


This site debuted in February 2003 as "Shades of Insanity," was renamed "Flora Photographs" in May 2004, and has continued to evolve since that time. A major redesign, completed in May 2005, took the site from table-based to standards compliant CSS and XHTML. The current incarnation was completed in June 2008.

Cameras and Tools

Except for the oldest photo in the site, photos appearing after this point were taken with a Canon Powershot G2 digital camera set for macro focus, sometimes with additional magnification lenses. The more recent photos, those closer to start, were taken with either a Canon Powershot A590IS or a Canon Powershot G9 using the macro setting and, occasionally, additional magnification lenses. Organization, selection, cropping, and minor color adjustment of images were done with iPhoto.


Many of the photos on this site were taken in the homes and yards of family and friends. Others were taken at my favorite greenhouses – A Proper Garden in Delaware, Ohio, and Mortenson's Greenhouse in Northern Ohio – or in flower beds at the Ohio State University – especially those that are a part of the Chadwick Arboretum.