Monday, August 22, 2011

Camera Fun: Focus on Flowers

Jill and the kids extended their stay on Whidbey Island, so I've had Sunday and Monday to putter around.  It was time to take the camera out into the garden and get up close with some of the many flowers blooming right now.

 There is lots of buzzing about.  So many different kinds of bees!

The vegetable garden has more flowers than food, but we are getting beans, carrots, beets, cucumbers, and lots of zucchini.  I saw one tomato showing color today! 
 And then I picked this bouquet for the house.  I love summer flowers!


  1. Beautiful. I love the bouquet. I too love the summer flowers. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

  2. So much beauty, such glorious colors, exquisite flowers and your captures are totally breathtaking, Linda! Hope you have a lovely week!


  3. From the bee on the cluster of the tiny pink flowers ....

    To be born
    a bee
    and buzz
    in amazement
    this inheritance
    of abundance....

    Clusters of Color,
    the sun
    the somnolent buds
    to open,
    I'm spoilt for choice
    more than you think.

    The pots of nectar
    deep inside
    a color
    and a smell
    visible special
    only to me;
    I shake myself
    out of
    my drunk dreams
    to do a proper buzz;
    For the two little children
    at grandma's
    are watching me.....

  4. Wowsers! Those are some really happy critters, and the flowers are just outstanding. The pictures are amazing, too. I am envious! In a good way, of course. :-)

  5. lovely flowers-love your header-great design

  6. The rain keeps everything so fresh looking...Beautiful all the time!

  7. Great shots, great camera! Keep doing what you do. It works!

  8. These flowers are magnificent! And I just love the combination of the purple and orange in that bouquet.

  9. gosh, so now you need to photograph those for a magazine; just lovely Linda! I love the asiatic lilies :)

  10. Beautiful flower photos Linda, and many with bees. They look good. That grey lilly looked unusual to me. Is it for real? - Dave

  11. Nice work with your new camera Linda! And wow, kids living nearby. Great for you all. The kids must be in heaven being closer to you!


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