A Day at the Farm…..

What a wonderful drive to the country side of Cornelius.  A good friend of mine invited me out to see their farmland, and to photograph anything I could find.  Well – let’s say that after this trip, I will be taking more ventures out that way.  There were so many spots to stop and grab a shot of – that my brain was on overload.  Even though the weather was not sunny and bright, once the rubber boots were on, I was off.

After about an hour or so, I stopped to visit awhile and share stories.  We haven’t seen each other for years, but it felt like no time had passed.  What a joy the visit was, and the opportunity to photograph some of their belongings thru my eyes.  Here are a few that I feel show just the surface of what I may find on future visits.  Thank you so much Linda and Wes!

Today’s Treasures…..

Monday’s treasures were found at the flower shop of Morrow’s Flowers in West Linn.

Colors of summer, bright and vivid.  Gerber daisies fill the shop with their wonderful shades of oranges, peach and cream.  Even the golden is deliciously looking like lemons were part of their makeup.  Roses of many varieties lying here and there.  Pots and buckets of petals and stems all supporting the amazing flowers Morrow’s display in creative and unique ways.

Whether you are looking for a bouquet, arrangement, or a simple corsage – this is the place to travel to.  Located in West Linn just off the 10th Street exit off I-205 .  Stop in and tell the girls what you want and they are sure to smile and make you something spectacular!

Here is my entry for the Gardening Gone Wild May 2011 Photo Contest

I have been so busy lately that I have not taken the time to make an entry for the past month or so.  Being busy is a great thing, taking photographs and creating “treasures” to show my work.  The link here will take you to the contest for May that I am entering.  The more I enter these contests, the more I learn and am able to share and gain knowledge of this wide open field of photography.  Learning from the masters is priceless to me.

Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contests – May 2011

This months contest is all about lighting using macro lens work.  I think I will choose this shot as I love the way the sun plays with the orange petals of the azalea.  The macro lens allows you the up close and personal look at the inner workings of the anthers courtesy of mother nature.  The light plays off the petals and the contrast between the blue sky and the orange of the flower is striking.