Serenity in Sweet Peas | northern California photographer

Welcome once again to our Serenity Blog circle where each member posts images that convey serenity to them. This month I am posting Serenity in Sweet Peas. Various activities nourish us in so many ways. One of those ways for me is macro photography. And, one of my most favorite flowers is Sweet Peas. So, joining them together was just natural after I found these flowers at a local farmers’ market. Their perfume is delicious. Yet these were so fragrant I had to roll the window down before I got them home. My car was filled with their sweet smell.

Once I got them home and in my studio, it didn’t take any time at all to capture the delicate ruffles of the petals. These were especially pretty with the edges dressed in purple. Backlighting through the window helped isolate their beauty while blurring the background. I love their delicate form.

The world seems to stop when I focus on macro photography. That’s how I found serenity in sweet peas this month.

How do you find serenity in your day?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas. We can never have too much peace and calm!


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Serenity in Sweet Peas

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Please continue the serenity circle with my talented nature photographer, Jessica Nelson from The Gaggle Photography.



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Nadeen Flynn is an award winning northern California portrait and fine art photographer. Living in the greater Sacramento area, she specializes in senior and teen portraits as well as fine art landscape and still life photography. Nadeen’s style is authentic, fresh and personality-driven. This retains the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She offers in-person workshops and mentoring. She currently lives in rural northern California with her husband and a couple thousand walnut trees.

Currently booking 2017 and 2018 senior portraits. Locations include Yuba City/Marysville, East Nicolaus, Wheatland, Lincoln, Woodland, Roseville, Rocklin, and Sacramento areas.

(530) 633-7575

Aperture: ƒ/8 | Focal length: 100mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter speed: 1/2s |

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Nadeen Flynn - Thank you! I love your idea for the bathroom.

Nadeen Flynn - Thank you, Mabel.

Mabel - Love the pop of purple in these images. I never knew what these flowers were called.

maibritt olsen - Such beautiful images Nadeen! You captured these flowers so soft and fragile. They would look great hung in a beautiful serene bathroom filled with light <3
I get lost in time too, when capturing flowers and macro!

Nadeen Flynn - Thank you, Jessica! They are just so frilly and feminine.

Nadeen Flynn - thank you!

Nadeen Flynn - Thank you, Iris. Sweetpeas favor cool climates so not likely to be found in AZ. In fact, I found these on the coast as it is much too hot here now for them.

Nadeen Flynn - Thank you so much, Wendy. Sweetpeas are one of my favorites.

Nadeen Flynn - Thank you so much, Eileen!

Nadeen Flynn - Thank you so much, Wendy!

Jessica Nelson - Oh what a gorgeous flower. That pale purple is just so fantastic. Love the texture of these too. Beautiful macros.

Maria Russell - These are stunning Nadeen! Very calming.

Iris - I am never heard of this flower. This is absolutely stunning. Time stops for me too when I am doing macro photography. It helps to calm down after a hectic day at work.
And I love the quote you have shared 🙂

Wendy - Beautiful soft colours. These would make gorgeous bedroom prints.

Wendy - Beautiful. Love the softness of the colours sweet Peas are beautiful – can imagine the fragrance.

Eileen - Such beautiful, delicate purple ruffles. I love these images, Nadeen.

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