May 18, 2009

macro monday, mosaic monday and other m related things


shots that i've taken at the shakespeare gardens since the poppies and larkspur have started blooming. did you know that larkspur is the flower for july? i've known that since i was a kid because my birthday is in july but i never saw larkspur blooming until now. i've decided that i really like the deep purples.

bright

this is an older macro as i've not been really satisfied with any macros lately. i've been making myself way too tense over them. plus, the zinnias (among other things) really took a beating during the rainstorms this month. but i'm not going to complain, we came out very lucky and i want to keep it that way. other people lost their entire houses in the flash floods eight days ago and didn't have flood insurance because they are not located in a flood plain. yes, i'm counting my blessings.

another m word - movies. finally got to see the new star trek movie and enjoyed it. it really kicks starts the series all over again in a very convenient, but nice way. my brother and fellow trekkie was not as happy with it. chris pine is good eye candy (albeit very young eye candy).

sweet dreams and finer things.

39 comments:

  1. Love love that beautiful pink flower photo - so so great. You wow me with your photos...

    Shall take your advice with the Star Trek movie and see it this weekend... glad you werent affected by the floods. So sad...

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  2. Those are a very beautiful...beautiful... pictures!! I am left amazed again :-)

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  3. The patchwork quilt of photos is so nice. When you can't pick a fave just do them all in this manner and then frame the whole thing!

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  4. Hi Char, I love the purples, they are beautiful. My sister saw the movie and just loved it. I am glad all is OKAY! We can always find a reason to count our bessing!. take care, Cinner

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  5. The Hubby told me my little digital camera would do macro stuff. I have to find that stupid book to figure it out. Great pic's.

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  6. First off Stunning...I just love the quality and color of your photography. You really should make a trip to Buchart Gardens sometime http://www.butchartgardens.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 it is beauty beyond your imagination. Being a trekkie I very much enjoyed the movie, and yes Chris Pine is eye candy, but so wasn't Zoe Saldana...mmmmm mmmmmm. My favorite character was Karl Urban. He played a great McCoy and he was very James Stewart like and I totally dug it!

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  7. I'm always a sucker for a collage. Loving the purple and red together. Poppies are beautiful but larkspur is even lovelier, in my humble opinion. Salvia is pretty, too, but smells terrible. On a side note, my son has been begging to see the new Star Trek movie all week. We'll have to take him. Hope your weekend went well. :)

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  9. now THAT is pink~stunning!

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  10. wow....now I have something to look for....i don't think I've seen any larkspur here this spring and that purple is wonderful !!!

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  11. Moving! Made My day. Merry. Much to see. Melodies in picture. Marvelous, dahling! :)

    just trying to give you some more M'm.

    i love this post. love the mosaic! love the macro of the flower. very pretty, Char.

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  12. Our zinnias are nowhere near even existing yet. I've scattered seed but they have yet to come up and greet me in plant form.

    I can't imagine why you'd be tense about your macros...they are always so beautiful. I understand perfectionistic tendencies as well as the next girl, but trust me, they are always, always beautiful.

    And I loved the movie as well. And the eye candy. : D

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  13. Gorgeous! I love the frilly petals and that lovely color you captured.

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  14. Wow, larkspur and poppies -- beautiful!!! And the macro is lovely, too. Thanks so much for joining the fun, Char!

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  15. I don't know where to start! How about-I love your mosaic! The colors are so vivid and happy. So lovely.
    : )

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  16. love the poppies and larkspur! i have a july birthday, too. ack! it is a' comin'!

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  17. love the poppies and larkspur! i have a july birthday, too. ack! it is a' comin'!

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  18. Purple is my favorite color! Love the combination of purple and red in your mosaic.

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  19. There will be a NEW generation of Trekkies now! They look pretty cute to moi too!
    GORGEOUS photo... ENJOY your MOnday!
    Fifi

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  20. these photos are really gorgeous. i like what you did with the mosaic of the poppies and larkspur
    Char i want to thank you for your friendship and your constant support – It means a great deal to me. I always enjoy my visits here.

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  21. Beautiful mosaic! Love those colors.

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  22. Gorgeous! I love the purple & red color scheme.

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  23. Great photos! LOVE the mosaic! Great way to perk up my day.

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  24. Loveliness! You are one HOT+talented July baby!!

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  25. Fantastic... love the colors you've found. You work always amazes me.

    Live long & prosper.


    - brian

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  26. Hi, Char. I love those deep colors. I see some poppies there as well. Such a happy flower, aren't they?

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  27. Exquisite! I just audibly sucked in my breath to see the larkspur and poppy combination. Wonderfully intense!

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  28. Hello, just came over from Marys and I am blown away by your poppy and larkspur mosaic, it is just gorgeous. happy Monday, Kathy.

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  29. Char - I can't tell you enough how much joy and inspiration your photos give me ... Gosh I want a macro lens! Anyway - your creativity seems to be soaring ...

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  30. Wow, your mosaic is so cool! I love the use of the same subject (scene) in a variety of shots. Very effective with respect color, too! Awesome. Thank you for sharing these photographs with us and Happy Mosaic Monday! ~Arleen

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  31. july, huh?
    my birthday is in july, too!
    mine's the 17th .. when's yours?

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  32. Beautiful shots. It is amazing how many groups are out there for the days of the week lately.

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  33. OMG Cassaundra - mine is the 17th too! hahahaha, no wonder we instantly got along.

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  34. beautiful. love the colours.

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  35. i can't believe it!! yay for cancers :-)

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  36. So cool. My yard is filled with larkspur and poppies. But out West, our poppies are bright yellow and gold. They're the state plant, illegal to pick, so I won't admit to contents of the small vase on my table.

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  37. Your mosaic is so pretty!!! I love all the colors!!! Wonderful!!!

    Have a great day!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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