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Monday, May 25, 2015
One delicate pink columbine flower and an old copy of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (borrowed from my sister for my photography). Edited with Perfect Effects and kk_Ben2 (from Ben's Collection of textures). Joining Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.
Flowers are blooming and bees are buzzing; the two are simply inseparable. While visiting my sister's garden of lupine and iris, I saw this very busy bee working on a pink lupine. I'm joining in Kent Weakley's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday. (click for enlarged image)
Monday, May 18, 2015
I keep telling myself that I'm going to reload LR and actually try to use it...but something is holding me back! Meanwhile, I rely on Topaz programs, such as Clarity. Joining again with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday. (Joining also with http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/)
Edited with Topaz Clarity and kk_follow
I really don't care for orange poppies....but I do admire their ability to spread all over the world! In a rural area like ours, there are many untamed corners and alleys and the poppies love them. Joining with Kent Weakley's P52 and Sweet Shot Tuesday #20.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I posted this series on Facebook after my husband and I returned from the west side of the state, which included a visit to Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens in SE Portland. As we were walking across the bridge to leave, my husband pointed out a Blue Heron. It turns out the heron was involved in an "incident" of sorts, precipitated by the heron's landing on a log too near a redwing blackbird's nest. "Buzzing" the heron got the heron's attention and concern; repeated harassment resulted in the blackbird hitching a ride on the fleeing heron.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
Edited with kk_pinitonly7 texture
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Yes, I've discovered the beauty of a dying tulip. This is a peony tulip, with more petals than the standard variety. It was a hot pink with white edges in its prime. Joining with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.