All that’s left of my hydrangeas. Trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear as they say. . .
I bought these hydrangeas at Costco- and within 12 hours they had all wilted. I managed to get this still life photos and a couple macros, but that was it!
One of the wonderful things about living in Arizona is that even on most cold days we have sunshine. A few days ago, Lonnie and I ran (well, walked fast) to the window to look at the fog- such a rare occurrence we watched and watched! It lifted after awhile, but it was interesting while it lasted.
So this is a flower tribute to Arizona sunshine!
A dahlia macro
from my daughter’s garden in Alaska
Daisy from my daughter’s Alaska garden
Another dahlia image, this time in black and white with some split toning
Dahlias from the Farmer’s Market!
The heavy monsoon rains have brought an amazing array of wildflowers and grasses to Willow Lake this year, creating a different look from previous summers. I don’t know what these pink flowers are (someone will tell me), but they were everywhere.
We went out a couple times last week (me balancing trekking poles and camera and backpack), and each time my photo shoot was curtailed by thunderstorms. I hear that monsoon season is over now, but I’m not counting on it!
A cheery sight at the Alaska Botanical Garden in Anchorage:
I love how the Lensbaby Velvet 56 produces a painterly image straight out of camera! I added a low opacity texture on the background- but that’s just because I can never leave well enough alone.
Just having fun with the Velvet 56 and the lavender in the front porch pot. . .
another shot of just the flowers from last week’s still life
A little multiple exposure fun with my Lensbaby Velvet 56
One of our most memorable excursions in Homer was a hike through the nature preserve, a verdant and lush forest area, which is home to bear and moose (it IS Alaska. . .). In fact we saw a moose before we turned into the parking area. We were told not to go down the animal trails (us? no way!) and to stay on the paths. The path that began as a flat board walk quickly turned to uneven ground with tree roots every 8-12 inches. It took a week or so for my knees and feet to recover- but it was all worth it.
There were ferns and wildflowers everywhere- and it was so GREEN! I put my Lensbaby on my camera and had a great time shooting wildflowers (and yes, even dandelions). I’ll post more another day!