It's time for Today's flowers today. I have several because I can't seem to stop taking pictures of them and playing with some on picnik. Please click on the photo above to see the other entries or to play along.
My coneflowers are just emerging giving me several different stages of bloom to capture.
In this shot of the lily the color was lovely so I kept the flower color the original and just changed the background to add interest. Then I added a mirror frame. Gave it an interesting look and made the color of the lily just pop.
Another small wildflower growning in the yard. And my yellow African Daisy's still going strong.
Int the last few shots I played with the curve in picnik, sort of sepia but with some overlying color added back in. A hint of what is to come.
and then pure sepia reaching for the sky.
And last a cone flower almost to fully open stage. Soon to be lovely and inviting to butterfly's and bumblebee's.
Last flower. I got slightly carried away but shot several this week. The smell in my yard from all the flowers is wonderful.
In my last Sepia Scene I showed a old family photo. Remember I said I still had his grandmothers rocker. Here it is below. It has been reupholstered by my father in law which makes it even more special to me. I have one of his grandfathers rockers also which I refinished and reupholstered. I actually don't like the way the shot turned out but .... I do love the rocker.
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Mary the Teach has a great new Meme, Window views. The shot below is one of our buildings downtown. I like the cloud pattern reflected inside. My goal is to someday get the firework display reflected from these windows. For now, the clouds will have to do. Check out the other windows by clicking here.
We haven't seen as many deer in the backyard lately which isn't unusual this time of year. They are busy raising their babies. But they do come out occasionally for a nibble at the bird food.
This mother deer is showing her summer colors, much redder in the spring and summer then the darker winter coat.
When she got closer I noticed the wound pattern on her chest and that she looked thin. To me these look like buckshot, not the wounds you see from them fighting each other. They are fairly fresh on her chest.
We get poachers occasionally in the back woods. We are in the city limits so it makes me angry as I almost got shot once in my back yard. What also ticks me off is she is nursing. So in the back there is probably a couple of babies. So if she had been killed they would have starved to death since they aren't old enough yet to fend for themselves.
She's sticking her tongue out at the poachers. Na Na.
We have way to many deer, cars are always hitting them and I realize they are a danger. But I like them. Pests that they are. I love the babies and they are always willing to pose for a shot or two. With a camera that is.
So she takes a nibble or two, and off she goes. The babies are probably up in the sumac grove, safely hidden. But soon she'll bring them to the bird food and bird bath. And I'll be waiting with my camera.
This is terrible but I don't remember the name of this flower. It opens up and is huge. Starts with an A. Very beautiful closed and open. So anyway, here is my 2nd entry for today's flowers. To play along or just look at all the beautiful entries click here.
Mary the Teach has a fairly new Meme called Window Views. Sounds like fun and hey, no flowers. This old old cabin has just the greatest windows and I can imagine what it must have looked like out the windows when it was new. Check out Mary's other entries and join in the fun.
Another shot for Sepia Scenes hosted my Mary. I promise I will get off the flower kick soon, well maybe not as my poppies will be blooming soon, grin. But these mock orange blossoms are about to open and scent the air will their sweet fragrance. Love them. Click on the photo to see the full size, much better that way.
I finally got a colorful picture for Martha's Color Carnival. This coleus has such bright wonderful colors and I have several different types and colors planted for splashes of color that all summer long. Stop by Martha's to see the rest of the entries. Brighten your day.