Flower Art Friday 7 …and more

There are times when I grow weary of taking so many photos of flowers.

There are also times when I think I will never grow weary of the the beautiful flowers that are all over the place this time of year.   

It’s even more enjoyable when the blossoms are in our own yard…such as this clematis.  This year it is happier than ever before, climbing higher up on the trellis and boasting of more blooms than ever.  That mild winter must have been just what She needed.

This year I have also planted a small vegetable garden by our back door, a space of maybe 12 feet by 3 feet. We have a tomato plant, some cucumbers, some kale (which I’ve never grown before), and lots of green peppers.  Perhaps my most favorite part of the garden is just watching it evolve.  The blossoms that come on the plants and then become the vegetables…those little blooms are some of my favorites.  

This cucumber plant is a bush variety, filling up with blossoms, and I can already see some 1/2 inch long cucumbers.  Isn’t the yellow of this flower just lovely?

As I was snapping away this evening, Yeller (the cat) was outside, too.  I heard some geese flying overhead and knew they’d be coming over our house by the sound of things.  Just as I glanced up and saw the geese, I also notice Yeller in the front seat of my husband’s pickup truck. His window is open, you see, and Yeller seems to like to investigate the inside of vehicles.  My thought was that it would make a great photo if I could catch him in the truck.  Meanwhile, here came the geese.  Click, click, click. I was able to get the photo you see here.

Do you think the cat stayed put?  
Need I say more?

Have a fabulous weekend!


Flower Art 6 and More

Flowers. How dull this world would be without them.
I do enjoy photographing them even though they are not my main ‘focus’ these days.
Sharing this image over at LeAnne’s for Flower Art Friday today.  And I’m thinking this one might make a really nice postcard.

Last year I also participated in Kat’s Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap, and I’m very excited to tell you that she is bringing it back again this year! If you did not participate before and would like to this time, be sure to click on the link button below and learn more about it.  


Flower Art Friday 5

Day lilies are a favorite of mine, in any color. I saw these at the Children’s Garden, next
to our public library. It was an overcast day, perfect for this kind of photography. 
Have you stopped to think about how precious our eye sight is? 
This image has made me think of that.
Not only am I grateful to have this time in my life to enjoy photography,
but on a more basic level I’m just glad I can see…bifocals and all.
If I could not see, I wonder how I could experience the beauty of this flower?
I know there are many other senses that come into play, so I’m not going to 
try to answer that here. I just invite us all to consider that.
And while you are feeling grateful for the gift of sight,
Photos by LeAnne is one of my favorite blogs, and LeAnne is the host of
Flower Art Friday.  If you enjoy images of flowers (and who doesn’t?) you will want to 
hop on over to her place and see the many beautiful images that are submitted for 
this project. 

Meanwhile, get out there and smell the flowers! 


The 4th Flower Art Friday

This flower, in it’s final stages of bloom, pollen spilled on the petals, kept drawing my attention. So open, so brilliant and cheerful, still full of life, just in another stage of beauty.  Preparing seeds for the next time spring comes, when the warm days and refreshing rain will bring it to life once again.