Archive for the ‘Yard’ Category

Frederic Mistral Rose

June 27, 2017

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Sometimes raindrops can make a beautiful rose even more beautiful. I captured the soft pink blossom of Frederic Mistral a couple of years ago, but I have never published it. I thought now was about time.

 

Tulips

May 2, 2017

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We don’t have a large number of tulips in our yard these days (thanks to the chipmunks!), but the ones we still have are very pretty.  The photo of these tulips was taken two years ago, and I used Photoshop to help the photo look like a sketch.

Daffodil

March 20, 2017

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I’ve taken many photos of the daffodils blooming in our yard, but sometimes I like to play around with Photoshop to make the photo look more like a ‘painting’.  This is one of my attempts to become an ‘artist’.

Blue Sky, Icy Branches

February 28, 2017

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Betsy often encourages me to take “creative” photos.  I’m not sure how well I do at that, but I do try, even though I’m no artist.  I do enjoy ‘experimenting’ in Photoshop in an effort to be “creative” with so-so photos.  This image started as a photo of icy tree branches taken in our yard in February, 2015.

A Rose from Our Yard

August 16, 2016

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A favorite rose in our yard is this beautiful bicolor, Ronald Reagan.  It’s appropriate that a rose bears his name since President Reagan signed the legislation that made the rose our official flower.

Pink Dogwood Blossoms

May 9, 2016

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We have a pink dogwood tree in our front yard, which we feel is pretty special because most of the dogwoods on our street are white.  There is something about the simplicity of the dogwood blossoms that I find to be very appealing.

It’s Spring!

March 30, 2015

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After what (for us) was a hard winter, it’s nice to see some signs of Spring in our yard.  These are some of the first flowers to bloom for us this year.

Star Struck Day Lily

September 8, 2014

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We have almost as many day lilies in our yard as we have roses. Star Struck has huge, beautiful yellow blossoms which light up a corner of our day lily bed.

Dad Adams Daylily

August 25, 2014

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Although Betsy and I now have many daylilies in our yard, my Dad gave us our first ones shortly after we bought this house.  He didn’t know the name of the daylily, so we simply call it Dad Adams in honor of him.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.
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Raindrops on the Blossom

August 11, 2014

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While we have many beautiful lilies in our yard, I thought this black-and-white photo does a great job of bringing out the raindrops clinging to the blossom after a short summer shower.