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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Trying to get caught up with showing  you some of my 
summer blossoms from my garden today.

This is the center of one of my poppies. They always remind me of tissue paper:

This is a fuzzy poppy seed pod:

Another poppy seed pod:

The back of a columbine, full of spider webs and seed hairs from the air:

Goldfinches in the feeder during apple blossom time:

White Forget-Me-Nots:

Are these Wood Sorels? I am not sure:

Yellow iris!  Can you believe this was natural  camera bokeh in the photo? I thought it looked like a watercolor!:

A closeup of the inside of the yellow iris:

All of these blooms are now only memories.
But that is what is so wonderful about photography...
these flowers live on because of the images made.


Alan Burnett said...

I thought I had goldfinches visiting my feeder until I saw your goldfinches. I need to downgrade mine to kind-of-dull-yellow-finches.

diane b said...

Fabulous macro shots. Any chance you can put the settings under/on the photos?

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos ! A lovely aray of flowers you have !

Daryl said...

Lovely, the poppy pods made me think of "Audrey" from Little Shop of Horrors!

TexWisGirl said...

gosh, what gorgeousness! LOVE the poppy seed furbud. and yes, that natural yellow bokeh shot is awesome!!!

VaBookworm87 said...

I love your yellow iris photo! So perfect!!! I love flowers :) We have some really pretty little pink flowers in front of my office that no one seems to be able to identify :/

MadSnapper said...

the gold on the last shots is magnificent. and i like the back side shots, so beautiful, especially the poppy. i have never seen a poppy growing in real life

Valerie said...

I too thought the Iris was a water colour. Amazing photography. I take my hate off to you.

Bossy Betty said...

So beautiful. I love the close-ups. I can smell them from here!

Unknown said...

I don't think I had ever seen a yellow iris! Lovely!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Okay, these are prize winning shots but that iris with the natural Bokeh.... you could have knocked me off my chair with a dust bunny.... BOUNS!

Could I make a request, I know that other bloggers are still having issues with posting comments. I have such a time trying to post on yours and a few others that do not have their comment page set as a popup. I have to log out then back in a few times just to finally get your comment block to show up. Then today it told me twice I did not have access to your comment page. I think blogger is still having trouble for some. But if you would make your comment page a pop up, We that are still having trouble can post easier. I learned this from some other bloggers.

God bless and keep you safe.

LindyLouMac said...

I am in awe of your stunning photos.

Rita said...

Ooooh! I saw "Flowers" and clicked fast! These are gorgeous! And now captured memories--even the goldfinches. The poppy is so rich with color! And that background on the iris does look painted in watercolor. Lovely, as usual. Thanks much!! :):)

Anonymous said...

Lovely...and I don't even know what a bokeh is!

Debbie said...

gorgeous blooms, vivid colors!!

i often look thru my summer garden pictures in the middle of a snowstorm, with a nice big cup of hot coco!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Joan, Gorgeous flower pictures.... I love the macros--because you can see things you may not see otherwise.... Love that Iris especially..

Anonymous said...

So bokeh is kind of like depth of field? And setting the aperture to create that type of effect?

Anvilcloud said...

The bokeh photo is quite captivating. I also like how you use a fuzzy look in some of your photos, like the columbine. I am still trying to figure out how to do crisp photos. Smitten's are always so clear and sharp, and I can't seem to capture that degree of sharpness.

Paz said...

Some fantastic shots there

Kathiey's World said...

Love your pictures:-)

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the yellow iris, it does looks like water colors. I'm not sure if your flower is Wood Sorrel, I think wood sorrel would have 5 petals. Maybe Star of Bethlehem?

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