Posts Tagged ‘Flowers’

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’.

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.

Fooled Me Day Lily

July 11, 2014

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The blossoms of a day lily may not last very long (one day), but they can be very bright and beautiful.  One of the brighter day lilies we have in our yard is Fooled Me.  This poster is based on a photo taken in June, 2012.

Juanita Lily

June 6, 2014

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We have several lily varieties in our yard, and we look forward to seeing the pretty blossoms this time of year.  Juanita is in one of our smaller beds and is the only lily we have with this color scheme.

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

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Joan Senior Day Lily

June 5, 2014

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We have several varieties of day lilies in our yard.  Joan Senior is one of the white day lilies we have.  This painting is based on a photo taken in early June a couple of years ago.