The first bloom of my Love rose this year!
When I think of change in my world of photography I think of the change of the seasons. So today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite “series” or trio from my vast collection of photos of nature. These are especially sentimental to me because it is of a dogwood in our front yard that meant a lot to my late mother-in-law. I hope you enjoy!
Glenna’s Dogwood in the Spring
Glenna’s Dogwood in the Fall
Genna’s Dogwood in the Snow
This week the Bradford pear trees are in full bloom and I can hear the bees buzzing! It is so exciting to know that Spring is upon us! So here are a few photos of the Bradford pear blooms in our yard. Enjoy!
In anticipation of the tulips blooming this year, I am sharing a couple of my photos of tulips from last year. These were some beautiful orange/red/yellow tulips that I purchased. I’ve been known to purchase them after Easter to plant in the ground – real deals! Enjoy!
Spring is almost here so it is time to start Bloom of the Week again!! I’m very excited to share with you the first blooms of the season here in north Texas – the daffodils! They are usually the first to bloom each Spring and it is the sign that I always look forward to each year. Enjoy!
Sighhhhh… in looking thru photos in my library today I found this overlooked photo of a ladybug and a daisy. I fell in love immediately. Such a great photo with my readiness for Spring to arrive this year!
It is so exciting to see the daffodils blooming! That is when I know that Spring is here – despite whatever cold snap comes along. So I wanted to share some of the early daffodil photos with you. I took them this morning after that little cold front brought more rain. I love the raindrops on them. The “Reflecting Daffodil” intrigued me in that you can see the reflection of the ground – not yet green. Then the naughty “Flashing Daffodil” offers a little peek into her bloom. And the sweet “Angel Daffodil” shows off her wings. Enjoy!
So exciting to see the challenge this week from A Word In Your Ear -Garden! Just yesterday Hubby asked me if I wanted a small spring/summer garden this year as now I am working from home. I thought it a marvelous idea! There are certain garden items that I really like having. Strawberries are number 1! Peppers, okra, tomatoes, lettuce, and raspberries are top of the list, too. When we last planted a garden we found some pepper, New Mexico chile, that I really liked for their texture and taste. I didn’t get to do as much with the okra from our last garden as I wasn’t into cooking as I am now. So I am looking forward to this coming garden. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite photos from our last garden!
raspberry (©2010 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
phases of the strawberry (©2010 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
strawberry bloom visitor (©2010 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
pepper pair (©2010 Tisha Clinkenbeard)
Forget Phil – the daffodils are coming! So it means Spring is on its way! Here are the first photos of the daffodils in our yard. Yes, they just look green but inside those little buds are some beautiful blooms!!
Home is where your heart is.
Home has several different meanings for me. It is the physical place that I share with my husband and all our four-legged children as well as our two-legged children. My heart is always with my husband so in that sense the arms of my husband are my home.
But to share in the challenge this week of home I thought I would share some of my favorite photos of home.
A lovely fall sunset from the deck.
November sunset at home
A snowy winter day on our pond.
A beautiful spring lily that grew in our yard.
There is a bush that blooms in our backyard each spring that has the most delicate flowers that I have ever seen. I have no idea what the name of the flower or the bush might be. But here are a few photos to share the delicate beauties with you! Enjoy!
Part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate
Being as I love the water – beach, lake, stream, waterfall – this week’s challenge from Where’s My Backpack, which was liquid, was fun to choose. I also wanted some photos that I hadn’t shared with you yet. So looking a bit into my stash I found these three.
This first one is from our honeymoon in Alaska. I love the tones in the photo. And, of course, the scenery was magnificent!
This second one is from our early anniversary cruise to the Caribbean. It is in St. Kitts and is where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic!
And the last of the three is from a trip to Hot Springs, AR. It is a town that has captured my husband and I for some reason unknown to us. I think it has something to do with the history and the feel of the area around the springs – specifically Bathhouse Row. It seems as if you are just on the edge of being back in the 1920′s with all the people who came from around the world to the bathhouses back in their heyday.
Just for fun and a bit of a play on the word liquid, here is a photo of a beer sampler we had while in Seattle at the Pike Brewery!
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…
There were lots of flowers around my house this weekend. So I had some fun with my camera. One of the flowers that I previously worried about were the lilies. They usually bloom after the daffodils but before the irises and this year they did not. But, alas, they did not let me down and were blooming this weekend!
The first gardenia of the spring!
You know that I am always looking for ideas on photos to share with you. Themes are also a favorite way to do this. So I thought that I would start another theme. Surprised? Hence, Bloom of the Week Wednesday. Each Wednesday I will try to share a beautiful bloom from the past week . Of course, during the winter months they probably won’t be from the past week but from my collection found the rest of the year. So here is the first installment of Bloom of the Week Wednesday. Enjoy!
(P.S. I could not choose just one so here are two!)
wisteria in front of a barbed wire fence
As spring has sprung I’m anticipating the wildflowers that are already beginning to bloom here in Texas. So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite spring flower photos – as I also enjoy the non-wildflowers of the spring. Most of them are available for purchase in different medias (prints, cards, calendars, etc) – just check out the links on the Tisha Clinkenbeard Photography page.
I took these photos a couple of weeks ago but have not yet shared them. Our first daffodils of the season.
Daffodil and Cactus
Yesterday was a busy day for me at work with some bits of drama added into the picture. When I choose the photos for the pictures from yesterday I try to think of something that I am reminded of or that makes me feel better about the day before. Always trying to keep the positive! So in this choice I imagine sitting or laying under this tree listening to the bees that you always hear in the spring and seeing the pretty flowers while the breeze makes them whisper to you. And the nice weather with just that hint of warmness on your skin and perhaps the sun shining thru the limbs. Enjoy!
In our large front lawn there stands a dogwood, a favorite of my late mother-in-law (whom I did not have the blessing of knowing her except thru her children and grandchildren). Last year I happened to capture it over the 3 notable seasons: Spring, Fall and Winter. Enjoy!!
Glenna's Dogwood in the Spring
Glenna's Dogwood in the Fall
Glenna's Dogwood in the Snow