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!

All in a day’s ventures…

Such fun driving around seeing all the new flowers coming into bloom.  Regardless of the rain…the yards are beginning to show signs of waking up in color.  The green grass is now highlighted with orchids of all colors.  Iris’ are arriving along with the rhododendrons and azaleas.  Here are a couple of my favorite shots from the day.

Leave me a note and let me know which ones you are enjoying!

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.