Sunday, January 11, 2015

Light Study of Narcissus

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I bought some paperwhite (narcissus) bulbs before Christmas, set them in a vase with the bases of the bulbs just touching water, and waited.

I was rewarded with many stems of fragrant, very white blooms.  And many opportunities to take photos.  Which I did, almost every day after the bulbs had bloomed, in all kinds of light.  Some turned out well, others not so much.  Here are four photos that I particularly like.

I have gone back to work after enjoying eighteen wonderful days off during the holidays. With our short winter days, I don't get out to take photos after I come home from work, so I don't post as much.

I really enjoyed the leisure time I had over the break, went out "shooting" almost daily, and joined a few memes (Shadow Shot Sunday Too, Sunlit Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, to name a few) and met some new photo bloggers, all of which I found very exciting.

Sadly, at least until the days get considerably longer, my posts will be fewer and farther between and I won't be visiting my newly-found blogger acquaintances as much.

Today I am linking this post to Monday Mellow Yellows and hope to get around to all the photographers who post there this week.

This is my way of saying I'm so glad I met you and I'll see you when I can.

Have a great week!

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Sylvia K said...

Oh, Christine, these are SO gorgeous!! Have to admit that I'm just a tad envious of the beauty you have to fill your house on these gray, grumpy days!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great new week!!

bettyl-NZ said...

I love these flowers! They are so bright and sunny with the little dabs of yellow in the middle.

Angie said...

They are beautiful! The smell must be amazing!

Christine said...

Thank you Syliva! Even one yellow flower in a vase can chase the winter blues away. I feel for you! It looks like we might get a break from the clouds, wet and gray for a couple of days. Have a good week!

Christine said...

Thanks for visiting, Betty and Angie! I love seeing your summer photos from down under.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such beautiful, beautiful flowers. Enchanting lighting. And love the glistening on the petals in the last photo.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

The flowers are gorgeous and your photos are, too.

Marvin said...

Beautiful paperwhites!