Tag Archive: flowers


Instagram a Day: Day 3

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I saw these purple mums at the grocery store back in Fall. They were the last purple pot and they were calling my name. My daughter and I planted them in our garden and shortly after that all the flowers died and fell off. It sat barren and dead looking for a couple of months. One day I noticed a few purple blooms poking out from the bottom. I was amazed that it bloomed again so late. Plants are wonderful!

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Another reflection in the kitchen window. I was first interested in this shot as I was at the sink, probably rinsing dishes off, and saw the cool reflection of my full bloom orchids on the glass. Then I noticed how the light was hitting my face and that I was actually having a good hair day. I went and got my camera, set it on a slow shutter speed and took a few shots. There were a couple good ones, but this was the best. I’m very happy with this one, I didn’t have to do much to it, just bump up the lights. Oh how I love reflections and the abstractions they create with shapes and color.

“Blank face in the windowpane   Made clear in seconds of light   Disappears and returns again   Counting hours, searching the night” ~Mikael Akerfeldt

One hundred and forty-three

My husband bought this orchid plant for my for Mother’s Day last year. When I got them they had some blooms and continued to bloom all the way down on both sides until there was about 10 flowers. It was great and I loved it. When I took this photo they had started to bloom again! Now they have done the same thing. It makes washing dishes much more enjoyable when you have these beauties looking back at you.

“Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.”  ~The Koran

One hundred and forty-two

We were at the park for my son’s baseball practice. It was a lovely spring day and I had my camera. My daughter and I were walking around and I was taking photos of the flowers. There was a bench with a little garden around it and I decided to try to get a shot there. I set the camera on my daughter’s stroller and put the self-timer on. I tried a few and this was the best one. I hate it! It did not come out as I hoped. The focus is off, my face was too dark and had to be lighten and I was at my heaviest weight. It was just around the time I decided to get back on the weight loss wagon. Below are some of the flowers shots I took that day.

 “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be happy as kings.” ~R.L. Stevenson

Blue bonnets and Texas wildflowers.

One hundred & forty

Spent the evening outside taking photos of flowers, bees and butterflies. My sweet little neighbor girl came over to watch and she picked these flowers and gave them to me. I stuck them behind my ear and took a couple of shots. This isn’t my favorite photo but was one of the nicer evenings I’ve had in a while. It was lovely to be outdoors with nature taking photos, which I love to do.

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”  ~Susan Polis Shutz

One hundred & thirty-one

I had seen these little purple flowers bloom just out the back of our house in the mornings for days. I knew that I wanted to take a shot out there. Finally I got my chance, put on my simple black dress, set up my tripod with camera. This shot was an ordeal. It was a bit chilly out and overcast.  I tried to get the spot that I would be sitting on in focus, but it took many shots. My daughter was running about and away. I kept having to chase after her once she got too far.  Once I forgot to take off my flip-flops, many times I looked terrible and the first few weren’t in focus. It took forever, but it was worth it. I really love this shot.

 “I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one.” ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

One hundred & twenty-one

After years of wanting to make a spring wreath I finally collected all the necessary supplies to make one. This is obviously me making it. Not the best shot, but documenting the creation of my wreath.

“Awake, thou wintry earth – Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness!” ~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn”

Said wreath on my front door. Easy, peasy, lemon breezy. Grapevine wreath, fake flowers and greenery. A pair of wire cutters to nip the stems short. Hot glue to stick it to the wreath. A little imagination and viola! A nice spring wreath!

Fourteen

The night before I had gone outside to throw the frisbee for the dog. The sun was setting and I stumbled upon some lovely little wild flowers in the burnt grass. I took quite a few photos of them, below is the best one.

As I was about to head in for the night I decided to take a few shots of myself with the background as the setting sun-lite sky and landscape. I was a bit hard, had to have a low shutter speed, since there was very little light and I was hand holding the camera, as usual. I managed to get a couple of keepers though. The next day, day fourteen, proved to be one of those days when I never had time to take any photos. I pulled this one up in Photoshop and did my usual editing. Recently on deviantART I had seen some photos where the photographer had added a black border instead of a white, like many people do, and it looked so nice. I decided to try it out on this one and am rather pleased with it. I have already used it with another photo that I took from the pumpkin patch this past weekend, see below.

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~Rabindranath Tagore