flowers

Daffies

Daffodils in the stores must mean it’s Spring, right? These were part of a beautiful little bouquet brought to us by our friends, Debbie and Dale on the occasion of the four of us, all having had our second shots over two weeks ago, getting together in our house without masks for the first time in over a year! It felt so normal, yet surreal at the same time. The light at the end of this long tunnel is finally in sight.


Thankful

H A P P Y    T H A N K S G I V I N G !

 

 


Summer Memory

Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like summer.


Fall Rose

We call these yellow and pink roses our tropicals; we never heard the correct name when we bought the plant, but think the word “tropical” might have been part of it. Because the weather has turned, we’ve picked a few for bouquets to enjoy inside while we can. I edited this multiple exposure image with a hint of a fall palette to go with the season.


Still Summer

I have an autumn wreath on my door and am planning to get out my Halloween decorations later today, but . . . it’s still summer here!


Summer Roses

We have really enjoyed all our new rose bushes this summer- but this one is our favorite. We love the variety of shades that the roses turn as they bloom.


Adios

I was out with my macro lens among the flowers and the hummingbirds and one bee this morning. I was able to capture the bee as it landed in many shots- but my favorite one for some reason is this one, as it turned his back to me and flew on to pollinate another flower.


Standing Tall

This beauty VOLUNTEERED to grow in our garden! I noticed it growing a couple weeks ago in a big pot which holds our spent irises. Each day it grew taller and finally bloomed a few days ago. We didn’t plant it, but we are delighted it chose our yard for its home,


One of Many

I’m very glad we’ve planted rosebushes that we can see from our kitchen window- mostly because they have created a pleasing view, But the other reason, of course, is that they are beautiful subjects for photography!


BUZZZZZ

We have a large Russian Sage plant at the end of our driveway- and every summer, this means BEES!


Yet Another Rose

More backyard photography! My new rosebushes and digital frames are making me happy despite all the Covid worries!


Vintage Rose

To give ourselves something to focus on beside the virus, we planted six rosebushes this year. I can see them out the kitchen window, and they cheer me up! I have always loved roses (doesn’t everyone?), but I have never wanted them in my yard until now. Good timing.


Circles

I’ve always been in love with little bokeh circles (created by shooting into the light with a large lens aperture)- and still am! I recently glanced at my instagram gallery and noticed how many photos have curves or circles in them. An insight into my soul! Hmmmm…..


Streetside

I always admire the streetside planting along one particular sidewalk near downtown. Every summer there is a wonderful collection of flowers blooming- and this year I took some photos.

 


Tuesday Rose

A rose for today.