03/11/11 - Pink Ruffles
It was cloudy, windy, and often rainy yesterday. And, it had been days since I went outside and took any flower shots. I was about to give up on yesterday too but with the encouragement of some friends, including our own Carole, I decided to give it a try anyway. Sometimes gray is good. Sometimes water droplets really add. I just really needed 15 minutes of me, my camera, and nature. So, out I headed.
I took quite a few shots very quickly, and of course many of them had motion blur from either low light or wind. But, I was able to get enough that I liked that I had trouble picking which one to post this AM. In my front yard right now, there are red and pink japonica camellias blooming, a white star magnolia, a white bradford pear, and yellow forsythia. The camellias are about to peak, and some of them are bright red and 10' tall...wow. I love seeing these things bloom that I planted before the kids came along. Before kids and before I became such a camera nut, I used to spend all my time at garden places and digging in my yard.
A collage of the best shots is here:
Sorry, but I don't know what that tiny yellow ground cover flower is except that it's pretty and almost looks fluorescent in the pics from yesterday. My friend, Faith, shared that plant from her yard a few years ago.
I sure hope I get another 15 minutes today. It's sunny and so far less windy!
Thanks for your comments on 'Blue and Wet'. Joey came by my computer yesterday, saw that shot which he'd not previously seen, and was, "Wow, Mom, what's that? That is really cool!" He didn't know it was a picture I'd taken because I was on Smug and so often have your excellent work up on my screen. I was glad he liked it too. You know, he does give me feedback, and sometimes it is not so positive:-)