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Postively Perfect

For all those needing a little extra positivity in life, here’s a postively beautiful sunflower – not a traditional one, but then, these are not traditional or normal times. Hope this makes you smile! Thanks for visiting.

“We must try not to sink beneath our anguish . . . but battle on.” – Albus Dumbledore

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Still Life Sunflowers

I cannot get enough of these sunflowers!! I’ve gone back to them several times . . . over 200 pictures of them now, because I love them so much!! Of course, there’s not 200 keepers, but they’re still gorgeous flowers.

Last weekend I got some Gladiolas from the Farmer’s Market . . . grown by Hill Far Away Flower Farm. They have the best flowers, but unfortunately since it’s getting into fall, I think they’re going to be done soon. So, there will be Glad photos coming, along with whatever I can get at the Farmer’s Market tomorrow.

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Bit of Sydney in my Garden

Pentax K5ii 100mm f/2.8 1/640 ISO100

The lone peony . . . looks a bit like the Sydney Opera House from this angle, doesn’t it? I had such fun photographing this beautiful specimen. Even though I had to contort myself into uncomfortable positions to get some of the shots . . . unlike in the studio, where I can just move the flower. Wasn’t moving this one, or taking it off the bush. It’s the only peony I’ve ever grown! And I want to enjoy it as long as possible!

Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoyed my flower.

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Last of the Tulips ~ Curly Sue

These Curly Sue tulips finally bloomed a couple of weeks ago . . . of the original two dozen, I’m down to four lonely tulips, so I guess I’ll be planting more this fall. With the wicked heat wave we’re having at the moment, it’s far too hot to go out and shoot fresh pictures of things in the garden. Although, I might cut some lilacs to bring inside, and photograph them – I have three different varieties.

Stay tuned and thanks for visiting! Hope you’re enjoying the start of summer – or winter if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere!!