Thursday, April 13, 2006

This morning I took my daughter to school. When I got back home, the morning light was hitting these flowers in my yard just right. I have been wanting to photograph these flowers for a few days now, so I figured this was a great time to do it. Another great thing about taking pictures in the morning is the dew that is on flowers. I think it gives them an extra pretty look. These will be a nice photos to do a colored pencil or pastel paintings from. But they're nice on their own too :) I didn't crop this or retouch either of these, they are exactly how the photos were shot. These plants were given to me by a neighbor about 3 years ago. They had taken over her flowerbeds and she needed to clear some of them out. The first year they looked dismal. The second year, there were about 2 blooms. The year after that, maybe 9 blooms, and this year, more than 20 are going to be blooming! If you click on the photos, you'll see them much larger and you can see the dew mist on them.


Angela said...

Gorgeous! My favorite flowers!

Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

Thank you! It looks like we'll have a LOT more of them tomorrow. They smell SOOO good! I'm glad you stopped by my blog! ~Darla

Jan said...

Those are lovely!!


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