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Thursday, April 28, 2011


ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/200, D3100 w/55-200mm lens
I feel like this is the week of cheating ... I took this photo yesterday.  It is a bush in my neighbor's yard that has these gorgeous pink flowers on it.  I have no idea what it is, but I thought it was pretty.  :)
I had intentions of taking photos today, but it just didn't happen.  I spent the day basically the same way I spend every day ... gym, housework, dishes, cooking, laundry ... but today I got to (finally!) mow some grass!  
You probably think I'm strange for being excited about that, but it has been so wet this month.  And our grass was getting really high.  Doug had started mowing yesterday but it started storming.  He thought he might finish it today, but he's exhausted from midnight shift and lack of sleep.  So I finished the front yard and did part of the back.  The part he did yesterday probably could have been mowed again already.  It looks like it grew 2 inches already!  Between aerobics this morning and push mowing for an hour, I burned about 1,100 calories today.  Woo hoo!
Anyway, then we got company for a little while.  Doug's sister is up from Florida this week so she stopped in for a while.  And now while I should be packing for our weekend away, I'm posting this photo.  :)  We're heading to Erie this weekend for some kid-free time, so while I will be taking a bunch of photos, I'm sure ... I'm not sure I'll be posting.  I will try, but no guarantees.  :)

I forgot to mention that I used Kim Klassen's Warm Sun and SKC Photography's Grungy Mess textures.

The Daily Wyatt

Tracey over at Inspire Me Photography chose this photo as one of her Top 5 picks for the week!  Thanks, Tracey!



Linda Makiej said...

This is a beautiful photo!!
It is called Flowering Quince - I recently posted some of mine on my blog. This bush produces small tart fruits in the early fall. Lovely blog here!! Glad I found you!

Kristy said...

Incredible Color! I love the texture too!

shannon said...

I love this photo - and I REALLY love the editting! Wonderful job - and I don't think you're cheating :)

Sheri said...

I am SO jealous of everyones great flower shots. I go out and just see the same old thing day after day. I'm starting to get really frustrated with it!

kbreints said...

Beautiful! Love this Edit!

Misty said...

Looks like a painting. Beautiful!

SKC said...

Beautiful. I have cheated so much on my 365 by using photos shot other days that I have given up even mentioning it LOL

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

great use of the texture ~ beautiful flowers

Flower Photography said...

Love it! Nice work with the textures too. Have a great time away!!

Vintage West said...

I cheated this week too, I think most of us do it now and again. Wonderful flowers!!

Gretchen said...

This is a great shot... and love the processing! It's ok to cheat... and besides is this your SECOND 365??!! You're allowed! =P