Sunday, June 28, 2009

Todays Flowers. #46



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.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

SOOC Sunday


Its straight of the camera Sunday again and Decided this day lily would work perfect because I like it just the way it is. No framing or anything but I will probably stick a frame on it later.

To play along or see more straight out of the camera shots Chick Here.

Sepia Scenes, Gramma's Rocker



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.

To see more Sepia scenes or to play along click here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Challenge, Sweets.


Thursday's challenge is sweets and this cake was definitely sweet. Check out the other entries and enter yourself. It's fun, click here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Putting out the Fire

Watery Wednesday.


It's watery Wednesday again and while we were downtown I saw this fountain I thought would work well. To play along or see the other entries click here.

Sepia Scenes


I decided to show a old sepia photo also of my husbands grandparents sitting around the parlor. The date would have been the early 1900's. The first is the original scanned photo.


And in this one I cropped the frame off a little and increased the saturation also. We still have the rocker his grandmother is sitting on in the picture. And she probably got it used.


visit Mary the Teach for more sepia scenes.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Window Views, # 8


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.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monochrome Maniac's

Aileni's weekly challenge for this week is these benches I saw downtown. For more Monochrome Maniac photo's click here.

Joan, is this a Hibiscus?


This is the same type of flower that I used in my flower post only open and white. Is that the name of this flower? It huge.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Camera Critters. # 62



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.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Today's Flowers.


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.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Window Views # 7


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.



Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sepia Scenes


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.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday # 21


I am getting this in a day late but it is yellow and since am stuck on my flower theme for awhile I just had to enter it. Check out the other yellow entries by clicking here.

Color Carnival # 4


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.

More Flowers


I finally decided to join this meme as I have so many flower pictures. Love taking photo's of them. To see more flowers from all over the world click here.











I didn't get all these framed but they are still pretty without the frames. The frames do help to make the colors pop though.

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