REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Car Wash Rose



Fall is coming fast, and I'm afraid it might not be pretty this year.  We've had one period of maybe-measurable rain in almost 3 months, so the foliage is really dry.   I have only a few sunflowers blooming....and there are buds on my "special" Asiatic lilies that I planted in May!  Hopefully, the frost will hold off a little longer.   But while waiting for our car to go through a car wash recently, I wandered to the row of rose bushes planted alongside the building.  This beautiful almost-iridescent orange rose was blooming as if it were late June instead of mid-September.  I'm linking with Lisa's wonderful Creative Exchange....maybe my last for a while, since I'm having hip-replacement surgery on Tuesday.  I'm counting on a speedy recovery, but I'm not sure exactly what that means.


  Orton effect
 Kim Klassen's Canvas Back texture
SOOC ...Olympus SP-6000UZ "magic" pinhole effect


26 comments:

hannah said...

The shine is taken off these wonderful rose pictures by reading your sad news. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a successful outcome.

Veronica said...

Good luck Evelyn. I'm a surgical nurse and I wish you a speedy recovery. This photo is beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

it is beautiful! shining just for you! good luck with your surgery! i do hope it will go well and easy recovery for you!!!

Pat said...

These are beautiful shots! I love the texture work you did on the second one. I'll be thinking of you and sending healing thoughts your way.

em said...

What lovely photos! I love the way you processed them. Good luck with the surgery and best wishes for a quick recovery!

Connie Smiley said...

Evelyn, you've captured the bright orange in these flowers perfectly. Good thing your car was dirty. We're pulling for you; hope you're up and around again very soon.

Margaret said...

The second one really grabs me. Hip surgery... well, ti will be all worth it when it is over and done with. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Laura said...

Love the second image and the editing. Will be thinking of your Evelyn. Hope all goes well with the surgery and that you do make a speedy recovery!

lisa said...

These are just beautiful Evelyn! I love what you did with the second one here.

Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange.

I wish you all the very best tomorrow, and for a speedy recovery.

I look forward to your return my friend!

lisa.

gina said...

Beautiful images -- you are the expert on processing! I'm very partial to the colors. Good luck with the surgery, hope all goes well.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Sorry to hear about your surgery on Tuesday! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Love the 2nd edit. Wow, that one is awesome.

Bridget Larsen said...

Your photos just get better and better like a nice bottle of wine tee hee. Hope all goes well with the surgery tomorrow (today for me), keep us posted if you can.
love and hugs

Tricia said...

Oh, these are so pretty, Evelyn, so bright and summery. Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. I hope everything goes well and you're back chatting with us in no time :)

Kim, USA said...

These is gorgeous!! I love love the color!

Creative Exchange

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Beautiful color -- it does glow, doesn't it?

You will be in my thoughts tomorrow, Evelyn. Wishing you a successful surgery and quick recovery. xoxo

missing moments said...

Such lovely flowers Evelyn. Hope your surgery is going well today and you have a speedy and uneventful recovery!

EG Wow said...

I hope you heal quickly and are back to blogging soon!

Stampmouse said...

oh I like them all but the first one is really dreamy

Costin Comba said...

Refreshing. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania

ShonEjai said...

I love your treatment of the second flower! Good job!

Ida said...

These are beautiful. - Oh my goodness I just read the rest of the post about your surgery. I trust that things went well and will say a prayer for a speedy recovery. Please post when you can how things went. God Bless

Ms. Becky said...

well it's Wednesday and I'm hoping that your surgery went very well and that you heal quickly. your roses are a bright spot of the day, and I love your use of textures. especially the canvas. happy day to you Evelyn.

Rosie said...

Just read this while travelling-sending my wärmest wishes! I hope everything is ok! xo, Rosie

hannah said...

Are you back home yet?
So hope that things are working out for you.

Misty said...

These are gorgeous. Love the textures and the lighting. Visiting from The Creative Exchange.

If you enjoy linkups, feel free to come over and join in my Favorite Photo of the Week Contest

joco said...

Haven't forgotten you Evelyn. Been thinking about you and hoping for the best these past weeks.