DRIED PETALS

Here's a reminder that summer may fade but beauty lives on.

 

ALONE

This little sunflower, standing and glowing all alone, posing, it seems in front of a child's rusted antique wagon, has a power to please that would be diminished in a group. This corner of Thea's garden has come alive with the appearance of this lonesome bit of joy.

 

 

SANTA FE GATE

I liked the solitary red flower in the pot in the nicho of this typical Santa Fe, New Mexico scene.

 

 

MORNING LIGHT

Bouganvilla and Chamisa.

 

IN THEA’S GARDEN

Another bit of beauty in Thea's garden.

 

GERANIUM, FROM BEHIND

A new geranium blooming in our kitchen window.

 

FINI

Finito. The end. The last holdout. Iris season is over, almost. Except for that one short, stubborn bit of color.

 

PEONIES AT NIGHT

Here's a shot that needed very little in the way of processing. I cropped it, tweaked the ambience slider a bit, same with the details slider, in Snapseed. Then I played around with framing in Photogene, and it was ready to share.

 

THE THROWAWAY

Here's a bit of beauty I found on our kitchen counter.

 

HEN AND CHICKS

This plant grows in clusters, close to the ground, and spreads rapidly, apparently from the root, as it rarely blooms. When it does, though, its blossoms, while tiny, are complex and beautiful.