REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Texture Twist on Budding Lilacs

Our lilacs generally don't bloom until late May unless we have a warm spring.   We have NOT had a warm spring this year, so the lilacs are only now starting to bloom.   Our white lilac is part of an old bush that was more like a tree when we bought our house 33 years ago; it was already old.  A heavy wet snowstorm one winter took the "tree" down, but new shoots grew in the spring.  Now the shrub is about 7 feet tall again. I've also planted two varieties of purple lilacs in the same space, so it's a variegated gathering.

For Kristy's Weekend Texture Twist, I've simply added two layers of Mist Cool, one at 100% soft light and the second at 40% soft light, with a little erasure of the texture on the buds.

9 comments:

Antique Paperie said...

It's beautiful Evelyn! I just love it ~ Happy Sunday to you!

Kristy said...

Evelyn, This came out so pretty!! I give you an A++
Thanks for joining us the Texture Twist!

Laura said...

Wonderful tones of greens. So fresh looking with the white. Great use of texture works really well with the image.

Henrietta said...

Beautiful lilac, I love them:)
Have a nice week

Nancy said...

We have a white lilac we received by mistake in a bundle of purple lilacs. They are so pretty. Well done, Evelyn. :)

Mildred said...

Oh I love lilacs but have never had a white one. Thanks so much for sharing yours.

kimmykats said...

The colors of this are wonderful and so peaceful. I really like the textures you used.

Louisiana Belle said...

So pretty! What a hardy plant this is!

Tricia said...

I guess I'm losing my mind again... I could have sworn I'd already left a comment on this post! =)
heheheee

It's beautiful & the texture looks great...