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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Savoring the Last Flowers of Fall...


I know that the Christmas season is here, but taking advantage of the last few days of November, I wanted to share a few remaining flowers of fall.
Putting two favorites of mine together, flowers and now photography...I had fun messing around with filters and textures on these photos I managed to take in early November.  It's a snapshot like these that increase our appreciation for something as simple as Sweet Alyssum.  It gets its name from the amazing scent of this almost plain flower.  A picture can almost help you to "capture" its delicious aroma and revisit the summer again.  
Alyssum is a staple flower in my garden and pots.  It's not much by itself, but en masse creates a lovely snowscape that often helps to showcase a more flamboyant flower.   
 

What could be much sweeter than bringing in a beautiful bouquet to relish the remnants of a season past?  It's no rose but I love the personality of these marigolds.  Lively and robust, they are faithful in late fall to provide plenty of blooms for the last of the scavenging bees
and bug-free bouquets to appreciate more fully after the growing season.  Using a variety of filters and a texture courtesy of Kim Klassen, these marigolds are transformed into a real-life canvas.
 

One last photo to leave you with as we enter the world of poinsettias and pine...these pictures
will definitely inspire me when February/March come around.


What will you miss most about the fall?



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16 comments:

  1. Lovely flowers! I really like how you edited the photos. They look so great.

    I will miss the color of fall the most. Fall is spectacular but winter is so bland out here in the woods.

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  2. I totally agree. I like decorating with fall colors because they are so cozy/comforting. Hope your winter is extra cheery this year... :)

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  3. Oh, such beautiful blooms! I'll miss the feeling of summer turning to fall the most. I enjoy the " turning inward " part of fall and take joy in clearing away the cobwebs of summer and making the house cozy and welcoming for the winter months. I'm still painting and re-decorating...We'll ease into Christmas decorating over the next week or so! Thank you for sharing your post!
    Goodbye Fall...! I'm missing my garden terribly!

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    1. Deborah, you captured my feelings exactly...it's nice to transition from all the outside work and curl up by the fire. Thanks for your thoughts about fall and Christmas. (I'm missing all the fresh produce, but I still have 3 strainers of tomatoes we're eating from and lots of winter squash!) Blessings!

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  4. Lovely photos of very lovely subjects. I always thought that marigolds are such pretty flowers.

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    1. I'm glad you like marigolds too...they are so faithful and you have to love that! Blessings!

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  5. Photos are a great way to help extend our floral seasons. We are rather spoilt here as flowers bloom all year round. However our garden is looking a little frazzled in our current heat wave....

    Thanks for visiting and enjoying the India photos Nancy.

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    1. It must be great to enjoy your flowers all year long. I pamper my African Violets in the winter and my other houseplants. Hope to see some of your flowers this winter (for us!) Blessings!

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  6. Wonderful flowers. Great shot. Have a beautiful week

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    1. Thanks for stopping by...you have a great week too. :)

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  7. Such pretty photos! Marigolds are some of my favorites--they seem like happy flowers. :)

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    1. Thanks...I believe marigolds are under rated! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  8. Color... that is what I'll miss most. Lovely flowers and your added textures are sweet! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #59!

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    1. Thanks Madge and thanks for hosting Weekly Top Shot. I agree about color too! Blessings, Nancy

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