Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bosc and Copper

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and
a new year filled with many blessings!

Happy creating and I'll catch up with you in 2016.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Bells of Ireland

The world outside my window is looking pretty white, of late.
But, my florist helped remedy that with these gems,
the Bells of Ireland.

I had a lot of fun with their graceful curves and distinctive veining!

Happy creating to you.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Portrait of Milkweed

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving,
with lots to be thankful for!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lensbaby Love Blog Circle: November

I went into the florist's shop intending to purchase some blue or purple flowers
 for my Rainbow Macro Floral Project/Newton's Spectrum.
I came out of the shop with flora in autumn hues.
I guess I couldn't let go of the beautiful colors of the season.

So, for this month's bit of Lensbaby Love first up you'll find some
 Australian Protea.

Next, the rich color of dyed, seeded Eucalyptus.

And finally, leaves from our woods - 
the real autumn deal straight from Mother Nature!

Next, please follow the link in our Lensbaby Love Blog Circle
 to the inspiring work of Caroline Jensen.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Indian Summer

They call it Indian Summer, I call it perfection.
Whatever you call it, in the Midwest it amounts to warm days, 
vibrant color on every tree and bush,
and often - the end of autumn.

As the old saying goes, "if I could bottle this, I'd be rich".
Yep, everyone loves Indian Summer and wishes it would go on for months!

These images were all made recently...
my version of trying to "bottle" a bit of our Indian Summer
to hold and savor.

Happy creating to you.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lensbaby Love Blog Circle: October

Autumn has been spectacular with warm temps and brilliant colors,
but it also means that flowers in my garden are winding to a halt.

So, I decided that today would be a good time to show you some of the Lensbaby images
 that I've made this summer for my Rainbow Macro Floral Project.

In my blog post, Black River Pow Wow,
 I mentioned winning a web membership :)
I hope that you can visit my new website which is devoted exclusively to my photography -

Please check out my collection titled, Newton's Spectrum.
This is where I'm gathering the best of the Rainbow Macro Floral images,
many of which were taken with a Lensbaby.
It's an ongoing project that I'll be expanding upon over time.

Next, please follow the link in our Lensbaby Love Blog Circle 
to the inspiring work of Ana Rosenberg.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Bees and Autumn Blooms

Cold autumn mornings leave insects moving pretty slowly or not at all.
The other morning, a couple bees fit into the later category.
They were excellent models, sitting still for over an hour!

I guess there are some perks to cold weather after all :)

Happy creating to you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bejeweled Morning

When we go camping, rain and drizzle are not high on my wish list.

But, I have to tell you I may have to change my perspective on this, 
as my husband and I crawled out of our tent to a spectacular sight.


Every possible surface was covered with drops -
resting, hanging, sparkling drops.

It was a bejeweled sight,
quite fantastic in a glittery, wonderland-type of way!

Hope your world is looking just as amazing :)
Happy creating to you.