Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Tulips are in Bloom

Finally, the tulips have bloomed in my yard. At least in the backyard they have, the front yard tulips will be open soon. I have not ever taken photos of them so this year I am. It may be the last year that I get to see them because we may have to sell our house before it goes completely into foreclosure. It is a sad thing, because I love this house and I do not want to move. I will enjoy my home as long as I can and deal with what comes.
My favorite tulip so far is the yellow with red variety. Red is my color of choice but I love how it is up against the yellow. It is so bright and cheery, they put a smile on my face.
I have been doing an art project on the computer using my tulip photos from last year turning them into kaleidoscopes. The colors and shapes are so fascinating. I cannot wait to turn these lovely shots into more kaleidoscopes. (You can see some of my kaleidoscopes on my Philosopher Artist blog: http://thephilosopherartist.blogspot.com/ ) Perhaps the tulips in the front are different colors so that I can have even more crazy kaleidoscope photos. We shall see, I hope you all enjoy these spring beauties.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring has Sprung

We finally have spring and it is most welcome by humans and other creatures. This is a pinecone that my son put peanut butter and bird seeds on for the birds to eat during the long winter. It seems to be missing a lot of seeds so it did work and now that it is spring the birds can find a lot of other food to eat.
I saw that the flowers had bloomed on the cherry tree yesterday morning but I wanted to wait until the afternoon to take pictures. However, the sun decided to hide behind the clouds making the lighting on the blooms spotty. I like the effect the light did on these blooms. My tulips are just about to bloom. The only problem is that the weather for about a week may not be so nice as far as taking photos. I will hope that the tulips stay long enough for me to have a chance to take their picture. For now I hope you enjoy these beautiful little white flowers.

Chickie is my Blue Fronted Amazon who likes to be outside on the porch with me, honestly she likes to be with me 24/7;-) She also likes having her photo taken.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I was going through my photos and found some very beautiful pictures that I took up Provo Canyon in Utah. One of the activities I am working on is getting my website going in order to sell my art work which includes my photography. I am experimenting on the size that should be online and if I should put a watermark on it. The photos need to be seen but not so that people can copy them without my permission.

I cannot wait to get out into the wilds and take more photos. It has been way too long since I have done that and I miss it a lot. The power of intention is what I need!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Glory

Welcome to my new blog which is my online nature journal where I can share my love of nature. My plan is to use my artistic skills in various mediums to capture that beauty that is found in nature. In the past couple of years pain has kept me from being outside or at least traveling to other areas of my beautiful state. This year I am changing that and no matter how much pain I am in I will go exploring. I hope that you will return to see my work.

Easter Sunday:

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. The weather here in Utah held out and gave us a bright and sort of warm Easter Sunday. Winter feels so long that many of us hunger for the warm weather and the birth of Spring.

My tulips are not blooming yet as you can see in these two photos. A lot of green but very little blooming color. Soon they will bloom and then I will grab my camera and or my drawing material and run out to capture their beauty. It has been so long since they last bloom that I can barely remember what color they are. I believe that there are white, yellow and red tulips. It will be just like Christmas when one waits for that exciting moment when the gifts are open and the surprise can be celebrated.

My husband bought me a bouquet of tulips so that I could feel Spring. Of course, I had to take pictures of these pretty orange/red and yellow flowers.
I used my Canon Rebel XTi and forgot to write down the settings. Oh, well maybe next time. I do miss using 35mm and my 120 film cameras. Another activity to do this summer is to dust my other pretty cameras off and use them to capture more beauty.