Monday, November 5, 2012

Sun Smile


Sunshine on a cold November day


is like icing on a cake.


It lights up the faded petals of this hydrangea,


coaxing out the pinks, yellows and greens,


until the whole bush is singing with joy!


Sunshine in November is just what I need :)




36 comments:

  1. Hydrangeas are one of my favourite subjects. I never tire of the way there flower petals catch the light. Beautiful shots Rosemary!

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    1. Hi Jennifer, I'm hanging onto every last bit of colour and was happy to find these touches of pink before it all turns to brown.

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  2. Hello Rosemary

    Lovely flowers with very nice soft sunlight..... i like these pictures very much.

    Greetings from Holland, Joop

    question to you is my google translations properly on my new blog?

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    1. Yay Joop, it is working perfectly, thank you! I am so happy to be able to enjoy your amazing photos AND read your posts.

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  3. Hello Rosemary!
    Absolutely wonderful photos of the most beautiful plants.
    Your photos are always perfect.
    I love hydrangeas.
    And your are unique.
    I cordially greet.

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    1. Thank you Lucia, you always leave me the sweetest comments :)

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  4. Enjoy that sunshine, Rosemary. I certainly did. It's just what many of us need these days. Thank you.

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    1. I'm happy to share! Sunny here again today, we are being spoiled :)

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  5. So wonderful, and so much more precious since we never know in November how many nice sunny days are left.

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    1. Too true, but at least with the snow we get the sun from above and then reflected back to us in a blinding whiteness :)

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  6. Loved your hydrangeas. Yesterday I found a huge purple bearded iris blooming in my garden. Bliss.

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    1. Oh, I'd take a purple iris over my hydrangeas right about now... Lucky you!

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  7. Just found your blog a few days ago and love your close-up photographic celebrations of the small wonders of the garden. These are the things in which gardeners find joy while many non-gardeners just see the garden as a whole and miss these small pleasures.

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    1. I love how the word gardener joins us all together. Thanks for your visit, I am off to discover your blog right now!

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  8. Belas fotografias de lindas flores...Espectacular....
    Passe no meu blog que tem lá um Prémio....
    Cumprimentos

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    1. Thank you Fernando, have a beautiful week!

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  9. Śliczne zdjęcia i do tego słońce w listopadzie oświetla kwiaty. Pozdrawiam.
    Cute pictures of the sun and to illuminate the flowers in November. Yours.

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    1. Thank you Giga, the sun is my spotlight :)

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  10. Glad you had some beautiful sunshine and a bright blue sky! You captured all the beautiful colors and textures of these small petals perfectly!! Hope your week is full of good things:)

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    1. Thank you Tammy, I've turned into a colour hunter! As everything starts to fade and disappear, it becomes more and more of a challenge to find things to photograph.

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  11. Oh Rosemary..those hydrangeas are beautiful!
    I plan to include them in my garden,
    If I can find one that has adapted to our climate.
    Those warm sweet pastel colors do look like icing :)

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    1. Thank you Ash, they are pretty versatile, I always have to find ones that can handle our winters while in your case it is quite the opposite! I hope you are able to find a heat-loving hydrangea :)

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  12. Rosemary, I love how hydrangea changes its color during the seasons, from green to cranberry-like. Photos are awesome!

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    1. Thank you Nadezda, they are a wonderful, year-long beauty!

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  13. The hydrangea looks so delicate and papery - a joy at this time of year. Do you collect some of the heads to bring indoors to dry?

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    1. I really appreciate them at this time of year Rosemary, because they are one of the last flowers left in my garden. Unfortunately I can't bring them indoors because my cats would redecorate my house with them :(

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  14. Molto belle le tue fotografie, complimenti!!felice giornata a te...ciao

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    1. Thank you Giancarlo, have a wonderful week!

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  15. Hello Rosemary!
    I admire the beautiful hydrangeas!
    Regards

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  16. Hello Rosemary,
    Great to see these shots!! It's so wonderful with the light on these beautiful flowers. Fantastic with the softly colored background.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco, I do love these flowers as they fade into such soft colours :)

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  17. Wow, hydrangeas in November, how lovely. We don't see many of them down here in the desert.

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    1. Thanks Amy, yes, these flowers are the last of the last and now we're heading into a white desert, our winter wonderland :)

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  18. Oh that cool smiling hortenzia! ))))

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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