Monday, May 25, 2015

Texture Tuesday {Pink Columbine}

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
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P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #21

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

Texture Tuesday {Clock and Roses}

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

Edited with Topaz Clarity and kk_follow

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #20

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

The Heron and the Blackbird

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

Be Still #17 -- Milk and Cookies

An interesting assignment for Be Still_52:  milk and cookies. I'm hopeful that one day soon, I'll identify images as edited in Lightroom, but these were edited with Topaz B&W Effects.   

Monday, May 11, 2015

Texture Tuesday {Beauty Dying}

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.