That blooming tree
After putting up with snow, and white, all winter, and half of spring, you'd think I'd be tired of it. But nooo, here is some more white.
Buds - pretty pink
Tree 1 - detail
Tree 2 - this actually had a ring of flowers around an opening. My picture just didn't capture it correctly
Bunny - he just wanted me to take his picture
Cloudy the last few days. Rained, and now there is sleet/snow coming down. Looks to be an all nighter, too.
So to cheer me up, I took a picture of a flower.
Funny thing happened while editing the picture. The gray in the lower/right side is EXACTLY the same color as the background of the editor. When it loaded, I thought, "Just what did I do now?!!"
Lilies in the lake
Over the past weekend, we went on another camping trip. This time to a slightly smaller lake. On the last day there, I woke up early and went out and captured the sunrise. While out there capturing the sunrise, I decided to try my luck on getting some close up of some water lilies. And, because the lake was down three to four feet, walking out to them was easy -- I just couldn't pass up a chance like that.
Thumbnail - just to show you I didn't spend all my time walking in a lake.
Was very windy today, almost too windy for outdoor photography, but I was mainly out for the exercise, so today photography came in second. (I know, I'll burn in h3ll for that!)
Thistle backside, the thistle was about twelve feet away, bumped ISO up to 400 (about as fast as I want to go) and shallow DOF. Took about four shots, this was the best.
Thistle and bee, again the thistle was about twelve feet away, but the wind a little calmer, ISO 100 (normal)
Thumb, taken a day before, looks like a giant dandelion.
Flowers from the garden
On Sunday MsQ and I went for a short walk through the Reiman Gardens. She went for the Lego's, I went for some flowers. OK, I took some shots of the Lego's, but I won't bore you with them this time.
The thumbnail, I thought it was pretty.
A blue flower, I know it was pretty.
A single tulip. I like this style of tulip, with the pointed petals and it has a nice color.
Now have you ever seen three flowers on a single tulip stem?
Here it is. No PS.
A trip to Remein Gardens
I was a beautiful day today, a little windy, but warm; so, I went to the local garden.
But all thing has to come to an end, so I went back home. And now we all can relive my walk.
~ Happy Valentine's Day ~
To the love of my life.....
..to the one I call my wife...
...to the one who loves me and cares for me...
....to the one I will cherish forever....
......I love you always !
Fall in the Garden
From the Reiman Gardens.
I'm beginning to think a flower garden really shines in the fall. Sure, during the summer the flowers are in full bloom, and the grass is plush and green, and everything is just right. In the fall there are only spots of exceptional beauty, flowers are eaten by insects or falling off the stem. But yet there are flowers that show off their beauty.
Another feature of the fall garden is that some plants really start to shine in the fall. Like this Japanese Silver Grass:
Grass 2 - When walking up to the grass, you could see the silveriness, it didn't translate to pictures very well
Grass 1 - Japanese Silver Grass, some strands isolated
Pictures from a state park
Over the weekend, I took a little walk in a local state park. This park has a history of being flooded, and sure enough, last year and this spring it got flooded, and flooded good! The road going down into the park (there is an upper park and a lower park, all these are from the lower park.) During a flood, Mother Nature will arrange things to suit herself, thus she put four inches of gravel on a good paved road. She also tried to clean up the creek side, but this bridge got in the way. Being a state park, and being that this area is only walk in, the Grass hasn't been mowed for quite a while, picnic area where I ate lunch. This is a bridge I wanted to photograph, and did (I think it goes back to the CCC days.) One nice thing about how things are, critters are enjoying the solitude.
PS. This is a state park, no picking of flowers, but if you do, please place them someplace nice to be photographed.
Blooms and Critter
This is time of year for seeing abundance of Sunflowers---am anxious for the Finches to start showing up more and enjoying the seed on some of the big ones we have... Summer bloom
These next three I used my sister's lens trying to get closer (and this time I do believe that I did not shake as much using the heavier lens)
Tried to get water drip on this one and it is much better than the last few attempts drip~~
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