Posted in Diary of a Rose

Kordana Blooms Again

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Greetings from Jenn’s little “jungle”! I happy to report that after a scary couple of run-ins with Baby girl, it has survived its special toddler lovings (in all fairness, she thought she was “helping” me) and is now blooming. Funny thing is, it’s not bi-colored like the last roses were, though it is still beautiful nonetheless.

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Posted in NCPR Photo of the Day

“TULIP DREAM”

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Top o’ the Sunday morn’ to ya’ll! It is cloudy and forecasted to thunderstorm here in the great Adk’s of the USA!  I am hoping for a good storm, one with thunder that cracks so loud noises t makes you jump out of your seat!

For your viewing pleasure today, my latest pic for my NCPR photo of the day folio. These are purple tulips in my neighbor’s garden that I shot a few days ago. I downloaded the Sony Sketch app for my tablet the other day and edited the tulips to look like a painting. Here’s the original below: (taken with my galaxy tab!)

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Oriogional of "Tulip Dream"

As you can see, I cropped and then took the paint brush to it to smudge the background to bring the tulips fro t and center to get the commanded appreciation that they deserve!  See my photo of the day here and cast a vote!

Posted in Diary of a Calla Lily

Calla Lily Week Four

My Calla Lily has hit the four week mark since sprouting, and is an impressive 16″ tall now! That’s an incredible average of 4″ of growth per week! Calla is definately getting her first bloom, as you can see! It is ever amazing for me to have the blessing of watching the beauty unfurl! Stay tuned next week for Calla’s next update (and hopefully a new flower!)

Posted in Flower photography, Photography

Nature Photo Challenge Day 3:

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My First Outdoor Flower Photo of 2016

I have finally gotten my first flower shots of 2016 (in my neighbor’s garden) and I couldn’t be happier about it! It has begun, the tidal flooding of nature pics across my social media accounts! For four long months, I have had in my possession, a very gently, if ever, “used” Nikon d40. I have been anxious to get out and all winter long, for beautiful shots like this. I’m just getting warmed up. I still have yet to learn the camera in outdoor settings, which are quite different than shooting indoors like I’m used to with it. I’m also still learning lighting, which can be a very tricky thing when it comes to photography.

So, this Nature Photo Challenge Day 3, is dedicated to my photography teacher and mentor, who sent me aforementioned d40. Thank you very much Korey Rowe! You are not only a mentor to me, you are an inspiration and I promise you, your camera will never be lonely with me! I look forward to all of the lovely photo ops that Mother Nature has to offer this year! 🙂