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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Geum

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Geum is a sweet little perennial that pops up in my garden every spring, showing off its ruffled red petals and yellow stamens.  Thankfully the chickens leave it in peace allowing it to bloom for several weeks.  It's a nice punctuation to the softer colors that prevail this time of year. I believe this specimen is called "Mrs. Bradshaw". Another showy Geum is "Red Dragon".  Both would be a great addition to a perennial flower bed.

There are more ruby red photos to delight you and inspire you over at Mary's blog Work of the Poet.





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Monday, May 09, 2011

Greenhouse Nasturtiums

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My greenhouse has translucent - not transparent - walls resulting in photos that can be rather bland.

This morning, instead of being vexed by the low light I decided to embrace it and just let the photo be what it wants to be.

I'm intrigued by this and want to practice it more.

Meantime, the nasturtiums make me smile whenever I pass by them.




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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Specs at Rest

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Most of the time that I spend in my office, whether it's doing paperwork, writing, or editing photos, these reading specs are on my face.

And sometimes they and I need a break.

Most often, when they are not perched on my nose, they sit upon the stacks and stacks of papers that usually adorn my desk.

I love this photo because my desk was clear, which meant I'd gotten a lot of work done.

And it made such a great shadow.





Visit Tracy at Hey Harriet for more shadow photos celebrating Shadow Shot Sunday.





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