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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!

I’ve said it before, but I think I like spring better than Christmas because the trees decorate themselves!redbud 2015This is what the redbud and dogwoods are up to in my yard this year!

Dogwood 2015 2

The bushes, and even the ground, get decorated !

creeping phlox 2015 2

My creeping phlox is up, pink flowering strawberry is in the hole, and…

pink flowering strawberry 2015

Azaleas are on deck! Really! They should be blooming later this week, and I will be photographing them, then!

 

Well, Looky Here!

Well, Looky Here!

crocus 1

and it brought along a friend!

crocus 2

I think crocus are the perfect Easter flower! I love how they pop right out of the dead and the brown and the gray! That top photo should make a good image for my glass gems. Not bad for an IPhone 5 camera (I’m so ashamed, I don’t have the 6.)

I’m also curious. Saffron, a very expensive spice, is simply the dried stamens of crocus. Every year, I say I’ll save some and don’t. Maybe this year!

Camera Crazy

Camera Crazy
Camera Crazy

I’ve been pretty sick for the past two weeks now, but that hasn’t stopped me from grabbing my camera and seeing what I could capture. I’m still working on the macro and supermacro features. I’ve practiced with flowers and leaves.

I had to zoom in on this red beauty. I thought it was Virginia Creeper (harmless) but I couldn’t for the life of me find more than three leaflets. After zooming in, I found one compound leaf with four leaflets. Can you see it? I have learned that “baby creeper” will only have three leaflets, like poison oak. I guess it’s developed a protective mimicry.

Playing with Images

Playing with Images
Playing with Images

My husband and I arrived at the Statesville, NC Regional Airport today, just as the last launch of Carolina Balloonfest began! I got some great photos (and several not so great!) I’ve been editing them; rotating, copying and croping, being careful to keep the original for comparison. I already have a couple of crafty ideas for them!

This one was my favorite: