I've been missing the sun and warmth of Spring. Winter, at this point on the calender, always seems endless, and so I did a short tour through some of last Summer's photos yesterday.
I use Photoscape, a free download (and a darned GOOD one) to crop and brush up my photos. Generally it is just for color correction and very simple, old school things we did in the darkroom, in the printing process. A lot quicker with digital, but there is some of the adventure lost.
But the new filter selections for these were just plain FUN.
Images that remind me of going through boxes of old photos. (I have more than I care to admit that look like these...)
Indulge me for a few moments....let's remember when it was warm, bright, and full of flowers!
Fields of iris, swaying in the warm breezes~~nodding their heads that all is well....and I agree.
Peonies, full and lush, like hoop-skirted Southern Belles on the promenade with parasols.....sweet perfume drifting across the landscape.
A shy Wisteria, enjoying the shade and a respite from the bumble bees that make a halo about the whole shrub. They are intoxicated with pollen and scent!
Blackberry blossoms....they seem as far away as the photo. In the heat of Summer's start, they come forth and make a bridal veil across the rough uncut landscape. There is nothing more lovely than walking among them.
So Garden-Heart of mine, wait patiently. Soon enough all this will glow again, and bees will be your companions. Flowers will nod cordially as you walk by and camera time will again be the order of the day.
Until that time, dream sweetly through this Winter grey.