A while back the photo challenge was ‘Collage’. I had no idea how to create one and have since looked up how to do it with GIMP (my free photo-editing program). GIMP has a great support system and you can learn everything you need to learn about it online, plus there are many tutorials on … Continue reading Learning Collage Creation!
The sunflowers are quite often enormous, just look how these blooms dwarf the honey bees that come to feast on them. I love the way the bees are coated with speckles of yellow pollen! Continue reading At the Heart of the Sunflower
I love the transformations you can create these days with photo editing. Recently I discovered pastel sketch in GIMP. These are a few pics of flowers. Daisy-Daisy! Sunflower Dandelion Clock Poppies Continue reading Pastel Sketched Photographs
With every passing breeze we fade, to grow again in another glade … tick-tock Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent
This was genuine and happened yesterday, most conveniently for the weekly challenge. I wandered out onto the balcony in the morning and looked down into the woods. Something was different. There was a splodge of purple that had never been there before. I got the camera. Time to zoom in … The colour reminded me … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise
Our back door looks straight up the hill to the washing line. It’s tied to that spindly little oak. It’s quite a long steep bank and as you walk up you have to be very careful of wild flowers … More wild flowers … A few more … Then there are wild purple orchids … … Continue reading Careful Steps to the Washing Line
Spring is sprung The grass is riz I wonder where the flowers is? They is here! Continue reading Signs of Spring
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. Albert Camus weekly photo challenge – frosted roses, still blooming in the garden now Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilience
I was messing about with GIMP, and a dandelion clock that I photographed today, and this is what happened! Continue reading Dandelion Clock Fantasy!
In the garden there were three, two spider orchids and me! Wild spider orchids are so delicate, and a little bit creepy if you look closely at their very spider-like eyes! This area of France has a wonderful variety of wild orchids, so much so that they even have organized orchid walks in the village. … Continue reading In the garden there were three …
Incredibly beautiful flowers, blooming first thing in the morning and over by lunch time! Continue reading Morning Glory!
An ending and a beginning … … Continue reading Happy New Year!