Posts Tagged ‘ Flowers ’

Alphabet Soup “A”

Lightdance 365, January 6, 2014 - SOMETHING THAT STARTS WITH "A"

Lightdance 365, January 6, 2014 – SOMETHING THAT STARTS WITH “A”

For just a few dollars in the app store you can add a lovely filter that turns your phone photos into little pieces of watercolor art. This is my first attempt using the Aquarella app. I like the effect, and I like looking at flowers when the outside temperature is 4 degrees! Thank you, Polar Vortex, for not freezing any  water pipes last night.

Effect achieved by taking a photo in my number one favorite photo app, Hipstamatic, and then opening it from within the new app, Aquarella, in order to apply the watercolor filter.


Wisteria Curtain


Lightdance, May 19, 2011

More flowers from Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.



Lightdance, April 22, 2011

The Conservatory at Longwood Gardens consists of room upon room of different plants, from orchids to bonsai, and everything in between. I didn’t note the name of thecolorful plant in the photo, but the leaves look like those of the heuchera family. The identity of the plant is a guess, but I am certain that the Conservatory is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.

Polar Iris

Iris with Polar Distortion

Lightdance, April 14, 2011

The iris are just starting to bloom, so it’s time to play around with the polar distortion filter, not that iris aren’t beautiful enough just the way they come up out of the ground!




Lightdance, April 9, 2011

I don’t mind seeing this kind of snowflake on the ground. These were at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. They are Leucojam aestivem, Amaryllidaceae.

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Lightdance, April 2, 2011

Cherry blossoms blooming at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens this week.

Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince

Lightdance April 1, 2011

I had a great time at the birthday party yesterday. I hope the birthday girl did, too! We wandered around in the cold and just ending rain and took pictures of the dozens of spring flowers and budding trees now emerging at Cheekwood, and then had a nice lunch at the Pineapple Room. We had the gardens to ourselves as we took pictures, and the light was soft, perfect for floral shots. A few more degrees would have been nice, but I’m not complaining. Actually, I did complain.

Happy April!