It’s Spring!

Welcome to Spring!

Pretty soon, everything will be blooming and nature will put on a vast and varied treat for the eyes.

In fact, my lilac bushes and the trees in my neighborhood are already budding.

The Daffodils and Lilies and Mint are pushing through the recently frozen ground…

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and giving way to the promise to perfume the air and color the landscape. (that was rather poetic, was it not?!)

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Wow! Those photos make it look like they’re really growing, doesn’t it?

Actually, I laid on the ground (the neighbors didn’t look at me like I was crazy at all) and put the camera down in a low spot.

The plants are 1 – 1.5 inches tall at most.

But after the dreary and colorless (that may be a bit dramatic) end of Winter, they seem like mighty giants!

Yay for Spring!

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Wednesday Wisdom 2

I started out thinking I’d post a wise quote for today’s Wednesday Wisdom but, no surprise, I got side-tracked.

I got so caught up in enjoying reading Autumn and October quotes that I was more inspired to share something along those lines.

It must be the right decision, otherwise I’d be sharing something else! (there’s some wisdom for ya right there!)

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It is the perfect pause…

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Full Box of Crayons

I missed posting yesterday’s “Wednesday Wisdom” – I wasn’t near my computer long enough to edit and post.

Why? (you are so great at asking questions! lol)

Because I was out taking photos!

I’ve made it more-than clear that Autumn is my favorite time of year.

I love the colors and crispness of the air.

And guess what is right around the corner (next week!)??

hint: 09/22!! YAY!!

And guess what has already begun?

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Yes, I captured this yesterday morning. I’m so excited!

As today’s post title says, Mother Nature has her crayons out!

And, in the spirit of Autumn, here’s yesterday’s post:

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Ready for wine! (or jelly… or just to pick and eat)

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Between the Drops

No Rose Garden today. (awww…)

It’s been raining here lately. Finally.

or Again.

or however you want to look at it.

Let’s just say we were going through a dry spell and a little bit of rain is not only necessary, it’s refreshing! (and smells wonderful!)

So, of course, I grabbed the camera and out I went.

Perfect drop, just waiting for gravity to take over:

A look from under the small branch:

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Nestled in the leaf:

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Speaking of gravity…

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The good thing is that even without the regular rainfall, our greens didn’t fade.

Makes for pretty cool photos, if I do say so myself!

Until next time…

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Rose Garden 6

Today from the Rose Garden:

REDS!

While so beautiful to look at, red is so difficult to photograph.

Why? you ask? (you’re so smart!)

Because red is such a hard color for cameras to decipher.

Red is at the top of the scale of wavelengths of visible light. Not only is it hard to photograph, it is one of the hardest colors to see. It borders on the line next to “Near-Infrared” and is almost beyond the range of human vision.

Our eyes “auto hdr” everything without us even knowing. They see color and tonal variation and dynamic range variation that a single sensor single shot cannot do.

Good thing all of that doesn’t keep me from taking the photograph!

…I do love a challenge!

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Rose Garden 5

Today from the Rose Garden:

Multi-hues!

They aren’t your plain-ol’ single color roses, people! (you’re welcome!)

There are the tipped roses like this yellow and pink gem:

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and this white and coral:

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or this one, the opposite looking bi-colored rose (looks like someone took a brush and swiped or dripped color in the middle but left the outer petals alone):

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or this stunning candy-striped rose:

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How do they do that?!?!

As I go through all the photos I took from this rose garden trip, I’m continually amazed at just how beautiful they all truly are! I’m not sure what I’ll share next, so stay tuned!

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Rose Garden 4

Today from the Rose Garden:

EXTREME CLOSEUPS!

or

Fun with Photography and Photo Editing!

If I didn’t tell you I was in a rose garden, would you know that these are floral?

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this one’s full of love:

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this one meows:

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and these seem out of this world… or from the ocean floor:

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And not a single rose in this bunch!

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