Morning Glories

Many more pictures are in the full article on Ipomoea purpurea at Flora Pittsburghensis.

Periwinkles

Catharanthus roseus in most classification systems, but Vinca rosea in the garden trade.

French Marigolds

French marigold

Old Pa Pitt uses various digital cameras that are cheap, old, or both; but when the desired effect is to make a foreground object stand out from the blurred background, it helps to have a DSLR. It helps even more to have a DSLR with a supplementary macro lens, which gives us a very shallow depth of field. The camera that took these pictures is an Olympus E-20n, which is old enough to vote and next year will be old enough to drink. But as long as it keeps taking pictures like these, old Pa Pitt will keep it in the camera bag.