Red and Gold

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A few days ago I posted a picture of a pansy called Purple and Gold.  Well, today’s is Red and Gold.  This is one of my zinnias from the backyard before they were killed by the recent cold snap.  I was having fun focusing on the detail in the middle of the flower.  Then I […]

From the Garden

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I’ve been spending more time in my garden in the past few weeks. I’m trying to bring the birds to me–more about that in an upcoming post. I was surprised to find my hydrangea bushes putting on a few late blooms. They are especially pretty after rain! I played with a few Nik Color Efex […]

Azalea Blur

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I went out to take my traditional azalea picture of the bushes in our front yard.  They are in full bloom right now, and they are so pretty!  Then I realized that I’ve been blogging for over five years now, and I think I have a “first azalea of spring” shot from each year.  So […]

Around the Backyard

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We’ve had a couple of new visitors to the backyard lately, including the following: A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird!  He was hovering around my firecracker plant.  Rich saw him and I didn’t.  Not fair! Barn Swallows.  They swoop in and out of the yard in the evenings.  I wish I could get a picture.  Their feathers are […]