Saturday, April 14, 2012

Your Sunday Best ~ #13

The locally owned nursery e-mailed a "freeze warning"; my desktop widget is forecasting lows of 28 degrees and possible snow . . . I worry that maybe I may have been overzealous in cleaning the beds and taking too much of the protective covering away from the perennials . . . 

At 7000' above sea level what'cha expect when the last possible freeze date is May 31!

Rather than lament, I'll share the beauty that I have enjoyed this week!

Rendered with PSE filters and Nancy Claeys texture "Quiet"
Rendered with PSE filters; Crabapple in Full Bloom

Rendered with PSE filters and Nancy Claeys texture "Kimberly"
Rendered with PSE filters and Nancy Claeys texture "Rebecca"

Rendered with PSE filters; Split Leaf Lilac

Thursday, April 12, 2012

this or that Thursday

Lilac Alert!
(Photo's taken in my yard; a good representation of types of lilacs I have
except for the split leaf lilac which isn't quite ready yet.)
Purple Lilac

White Lilac
French Lilac

Because I love "Johnny Jump-ups"

and because I love my precious great niece, Sierra.
Easter Sunday, Sierra, 15 months

Playing with filters; all the photos have been rendered with various PSE filters and blending modes.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Three Muses ~ Steampunk

A Boy and His Toys!
(Credits: IGEIS, Hollie Harden and Beth Rimmer)

52 Photos Project: Week 51

Bella's prompt:
Spring is on!!
What beauty have you found
outside your door!

Sad to say, I haven't any crocus, jonquils, daffodils or tulips, the fruit blossoms are gone, and the lilacs still tight buds!  

But outside my door the holly is in the fullest bloom I have ever seen . . . and I'm taking out a petunia basket my sister gave me for Easter every morning and bringing it back in the house every evening! And, I'm enjoying playing around with the Instagram processing!

“Spring work is going on
with joyful enthusiasm.” John Muir 

52 Photos Project

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Texture Tuesday ~ Little Things eDition

Won't be long before I have a yard and house full of lilacs!

Nectarine trees are not a common sight in Santa Fe,
I captured a photo of my sister's tree, 
which grows in a highly protected area!
Oh glorious, glorious spring!

(All photo's have a layer of Kim Klassen's texture "little things".)


Sunday, April 08, 2012

Your Sunday Best ~ #10

Despite two snowstorms and freezing temp's, I'm still going to have apricots!

and apparently the weather didn't bother the roses either!