Archive for the ‘Yard’ Category

Double Delight Rose

May 15, 2018

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A long-time favorite rose of both Betsy and myself is Double Delight. We’ve had it in our garden for as long as we’ve had roses here in the Glade. The colors are gorgeous, and the fragrance is delightful. I took the photo of Double Delight several years ago, but then used Photoshop to turn the photo into a painting.

 

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Orange Harvest Iris

April 24, 2018

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Once our iris start blooming we can be relatively certain that Spring has come to stay. This beauty is named Orange Harvest, but it is a welcome splash of April color. The picture upon which this ‘painting’ is based was taken several years ago, but Orange Harvest is still putting on a show in our yard.

Spring is Here

March 27, 2018

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We don’t have too many crocus bulbs left in our yard (the chipmunks find them to be very tasty), but the few blossoms we do get are a beautiful sign that Spring is nearly here. I used Photoshop to make a sketch from a picture I took of one of our crocus blossoms.

 

Icy Holly Bush

February 20, 2018

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I took a picture of an ice-coated holly bush a few years ago. I came across it recently and decided to play around in Photoshop to turn the photo into “modern art.” I rather like the way it tuned out.

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.