Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Break



I am taking some time away from the computer for some summer fun.
I will be back soon...

Have a great day!
Michelle



Friday, June 12, 2015

Summertime

 
The lavender is blooming and smells wonderful.


The catalpa tree is also blooming and sprinkling it's flowers at my feet, treating me like a queen.


The bullfrogs are croaking.  


The mama goose is protecting her babies.


The picture taking opportunities are abundant... smile.


Today I am joining Kim Klassen's Friday Finds with my summertime finds.  All my images started with one of Kim's Lightroom Studio Presets.

Thank you so much for visiting!
Enjoy your weekend!
Michelle


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Purple Thistles

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'Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.'  -  Marilyn Monroe

John, my husband, and I were taking yard debris to the neighborhood drop off, beside the busy entrance I saw purple thistles. 

It was time for a Sunday drive.

John asked if I wanted to pick some, he is a wonderful photographers assistant, of course I said yes.  He knew just the place and we both happen to keep a pocket knife on our key chain for this type of occasion.  Without gloves it was tricky, but we found there aren't as many thorns close to the flowering end.


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I put the thistles in a vase where they beautified my screened-in-porch for over a week.  John was nervous that the seeds would blow across the yard soon, so I made time to photograph them.  

The thistles were now wilted and so were their thorns, they were much easier to handle.  


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I love their droopiness.  


Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great week!
Michelle


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