Friday, February 17, 2012

A Little Piece of Heaven . . . . .



. . . . . and the promise of Spring.

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is.
And when you've got it, you want-oh,
you don't quite know what it is you do want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"

- Mark Twain


Yes, this is exactly how I felt when I was at the nursery otherwise known as Cornelius, or if
you live in the Dallas area, Calloway's. I don't get there very often as it's an hour away, but I had
a doctors appointment and it's just down the street from there. And talk about timing . . as I walked
into the store I kid you not the song from Top Gun came on, "You Take My Breath Away"!

And that it did!

I felt like a kid in a candy store a person with a camera in a flower shop! ; )
It was like . . . walking in . . . and finding a little piece of heaven.
 And after the gloominess of the last couple of weeks, it was much needed. So much gorgeous
color and every single petal on every flower was simply perfect, and I snapped my heart away!
Most everything was on tables that were only a foot tall, and if I wanted to get eye level with
 the flowers I was going to have to get down on the ground.

Did I mention that they had just watered? A lot of water?

Yeah, I was pretty much a soggy mess when I left, but hey it's all about the photo op, right?
I did manage to get some very curious looks, and some interesting questions. I even had a lady
pull out her point and shoot camera so I could show her how to work it. I'm afraid I wasn't much help.

It was partly sunny that day and these flowers were inside, but instead of a roof there were
mesh tarps which acted as a wonderful diffuser. I just loved these Osteospermum's and spent so much
time with them that I didn't get to much else. I may have to make a trip back.....




















{Shoot, submit, edit}


{P52 project -My 3 boybarians}



{Photo Art Friday, Foto Friday with Lori}

I hope you enjoyed the little piece of heaven I found, and wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Anyone else have Spring Fever?
Love, Kim
XO







Photo Art Friday
 
 
project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge my3boybarians.com 

36 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Beautiful shots Kim....thanks for this nice colored work.

Greetings, Joop

Lori said...

I know I have the fever!

The macros are so beautiful. Looks like you got their at the perfect time, the water drops are pretty.

Thanks so much for sharing,
Lori

Andrea Dawn said...

Stunning photos, Kim! Really enjoy your work.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

gorgeous! truly gorgeous!

your photos are always worth the look. x

Amanda said...

Gorgeous photos!!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous photos!!

Karin M. said...

Such a fantastic photo work,
beautiful colors and super quality ...
Greeting Karin

Danelle said...

Gorgeous! I need to go find me a nursery full of pretty flowers. :)

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

oMG gorgeous and I love the water drops .

Terrie said...

Now there are some truly excellent flower images - each better than the last! And your textured piece is SO cool - love the little mosaic squares.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photos.

Regards and best wishes

Kim C. said...

These are so lovely!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love the daisies Kim. The colours in your second last daisy photo are amazing, I've not seen one like it before.

ceevee said...

Visiting from PAFriday. Oh, yes, I definitely have spring fever and long for the colors you depicted so well.

Jaymi said...

wow! those shots are so pretty, and your focus is perfect!

ormbunke said...

Jag älskar macros och dina är underbara. Fina texturer på de sista. Tack för din kommentar.

Leovi said...

Wonderful compositions, I love those soft colors, beautiful flowers. Greetings.
Very good.

Kathy said...

I hereby crown you "Majesty of Macro"! Simply gorgeous work Kim.

Kathy

Ida said...

A breath of fresh air indeed. These are just lovely.

Ida said...

A breath of fresh air indeed. These are just lovely.

Ida said...

A breath of fresh air indeed. These are just lovely.

homeschoolceo said...

Wow! Just gorgeous. Amazing shots. Bravo ;)

Donna said...

Gorgeous photos. Love the dewdrops on the petals.

Saun said...

They are absolutely gorgeous!

PrairieJill said...

Oh my, these are all beautiful! I particularly like the Photo Art Friday shot. (And, yes, I have spring fever, too!)

Nadege, said...

An amazing collection...hard to pick a favorite. I love the soft focus and composition in the first image.
Beautifully colored abstract for Photo Art Friday.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful, those are some of my favorite planter flowers for the Summer....which seems a long way off:) Have a great weekend.

Tiffany

hannah said...

I've been staring at that last purple composition for quite a while. The mystery is wonderful.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Gorgeous shots, I can just image you getting down and dirty to get them and getting some funny looks in the process. So in love with that last image, its mesmerizing.

Bonnie said...

Blown away and speechless! Your photos are glorious and THEN the such a stunning piece of digital art! So glad you shared this image and your whole post with PAF Kim.

Patti said...

These are AHHHHHmaaaaaazing!

Janet Bocciardi said...

The color is so saturated and gorgeous! Scrumptious!

That last one that you manipulated (how?!) is stunning. I can taste the color.

lisa said...

What a gorgeous series of photographs Kim!
Hard not to have spring fever when viewing these.
Just beautiful.

Misty said...

Beautiful images!

Branson said...

GORGEOUS!!!! (other than that I am speechless, hehe)

Michelle Renee said...

Gorgeous photos!!!

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