The first bloom of my Love rose this year!
Where’s My Backpack has a great challenge: International Women’s Day. There are a lot of inspiring women in my world. And I am proud to be a successful woman. Mind you that success can be defined in many ways and always very personally. So here are a few photos that are my tribute to women.
For the sweetness and the softness of women. We are strong enough to cry, too.
We worked for years with tools not of this modern age.
And not to forget my own mother – we do an art show together each November. She draws and paints and I take photos!
I’m loving Cee’s challenge this week of Red, White, or Red & White. My favorite color is red so this is just my thing!
I’m sharing flowers with you today. Two of my favorites – gardenias and roses.
The first is a gardenia from the bush outside my office window after a rain shower.
The second photo is of a rose called “Silver Lining”. It has a beautiful white silver underside to the petals.
2012 was a busy year! A lot of great opportunities for photos in new places. Here is 2012!
January in Beavers Bend
February with our daughter
Exploring Arkansas in March
April brought rainshowers
Memorial Weekend in Hot Springs
June in Oregon near Wakheena Falls
July with our daughter creating art
August – friends’ wedding in Las Vegas
September in Muskogee, OK
September at Pea Ridge National Battlefield
November sunset at home
October – found a little gift
December Gallery exhibit
Found this weekend in Broken Bow, OK. A gorgeous rose. They are so hard to capture the beauty but I always try! Enjoy!
I have to admit that Cee does challenge me in her challenges. (repetitive, yes) So this one is about one single flower. If you follow my work you know that I have a LOT of one single flower photos. So I didn’t want to take one of my already done over photos for this challenge but picked out some new ones.
First off the block is one of my favorites. It is a double bloom gerbera daisy that I happened upon at Atwoods at home. It was on a single stem so it should qualify as a single flower, correct? I tried some photo manipulation but it just never looked like I think the flower should so I went with it in natural setting.
Second is one that is a bit on the monochrome side. It is a beautiful rose with colors so soft that you can’t visually always grab the vibrance of them.
Third one is a flower that I have no idea what it is. It was just pretty. The background was desaturated and I opened up the color on the flower.
Our dear friends married last week & I got my first experience with wedding photos. It was a great time with our friends & I’m so glad to have been able to capture some of the moments. Here is the first photo!
This week I’m sharing one of my roses – quirk is that it is two stages of growth. One is a bud and the other a bloom. It isn’t the same bud/bloom but from the same rose-bush. Hope you enjoy!
I have several flower photos that have what I call “usual” visitors – those insects that make flowers their frequent stops. Here are some of the photos! I presented them as a slideshow this time, which is unusual for me…
Loving the gorgeous frill of this rose that Lily photographed! I can't wait to see the other 736!
In my home before I married I had a rosebush – a Mardi Gras rosebush. They made the most spectacular colors as they budded and bloomed! I keep looking for another Mardi Gras bush and will someday find it. In the meantime, enjoy!
Last year I posted a photo of my friend Sandy’s hibiscus. This spring she had some monster pink roses. (I’m certain it is because she is such a wonderful lady that they are the size of salad plates!) And some pretty yellow ones, too. So I wanted to share some of the photos and wish that I could share the sweet smell! Yumm!
I’m a bit behind in photo taking as I worked the weekend away… so here is a rose that captured my eye Easter weekend at Honor Heights Park in Muskogee, OK.
This week I am glad to share some of the photos I took over the weekend. It was wonderful to be at home and see all the blooms since the weekend before. So here are a few blooms for Wednesday!
When I first read the word “arranged” for this week’s post I was reminded of one of my favorite prints of Ansel Adams “Rose & Driftwood”. I have read that it is the only contrived photo that he offered. The rose is rumored to have come from his mother’s rose bush. I have it in my collection. So when my own rosebush bloomed last year I decided that I would take that inspriration and use the piece of driftwood that was beaver made to do my own version. Now do not get me wrong – I am nowhere near the artist that Mr. Adams was but I enjoyed the take on it as I found the beaver made driftwood at a river and the rose was one from my own rose bush.
The second photo I want to share with you is the cover photo for my “Flowers For Your Coffee Table” book. I arranged several spring flowers on the bench in my arbor for this photo.
Mundane = ordinary or commonplace
So here are a few photos of things that are ordinary but looking at them in an un-ordinary way…
San Diego Marina
Sit With Me
Yellow Rose Visitor
Me Or The Bee?
How Sweet In Pink
Dangerous Bird Perch
Love – (according the MW dictionary) “a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties.” So here are a few photos that show love in some manner.
This photo is of a colt and his mother.
This photo is of roses found on Memorial Day in the river in Roaring River, MO. It appeared that someone had thrown them in the river. The spider refused to budge from the roses. Perhaps a love scorned?? Or a love remembered??
Every time I hear the phrase “After The Rose” I think of the Bachelor. So here is my version of the Bachelor’s After The Rose.
Yellow Rose Visitor