All Dahlias . . .

There are certain flowers I never tire of shooting….dahlias are one of them. The editing possibilities are endless, depending on the mood I’m trying to convey. These are all misty, dreamy–blooms from “The Enchanted Garden.” I hope you enjoy this glimpse of warm-weather flowers.

All Dahlias, 4 Images, K14                               Ribbet collage

Minimalist Beauty

Yesterday a winter storm blew through our area, leaving behind ten inches of new snow. It’s a challenge to find good shots–the day of the storm, there wasn’t enough contrast. Today was sunny….and there was too much contrast. The sunset I was hoping for isn’t going to happen; the sky is clouding over and the light is quickly fading, leaving me with a black and white world. As I finished shooting outside and was walking back toward the house, I spotted this pair of brown leaves still clinging to the lilac bush. My best shot of the day was waiting for me right outside the door!

As you look at your world today, search for the unexpected. Or the familiar, presented in an unexpected way.

2 Leaves, Toast Drop Shadow Frame, Watermark      More Snow, Juncoes, Feb 2 2015 038

I chose to border this image with a “drop shadow” effect in a complimentary color, to give you an idea of what it would look like framed. Thank you for viewing–and to all my followers, old and new alike, a heartfelt thanks! xo