Monday, May 31, 2010

A Surprise in the Garden...

I hope you had a lovely long weekend.  Our weather here in New England was beautiful, sunny and warm but not too humid.  Perfect for gardening, parades and cookouts.  Thanks to my husband (the gardener) our yard is looking very nice.  I am taking lots of photos as different plants start blooming.

I hope you are not tired of iris - this pink iris appeared most unexpectedly near the pink rhododendron bushes.  We figured out that it was one that was transplanted last year but did not bloom until this year.

I find it very relaxing to experiment with all of the digital effects I can apply to my photos.  Here I used a "posterize" filter to alter the flower image.  This effect is one of my favorites.   I use the Creative Memories StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 software for my digital experiments.  I can create images like this to use for card fronts, adding sentiments to suit the occasion.

I made a .png file of the pink iris to share with those of you who do digital scrapping.   If you do download the image and use it, I would love to see what you make.

Pink Iris

I have been busy reorganizing our home computer workspaces - the Mac has moved to the kitchen which is very handy.  I've also been working on learning some new software - more about that soon...  The Gypsy updates have inspired me to to start using my Gypsy again so I will have more files to share soon - I have already designed quite a few but need to test cut them this week.
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  1. Gorgeous Iris, I love Iris's I have a very deep purple one, they are so pretty, now you must think up a name for your new Iris...

  2. Iris' in any color are my favorite flowers - this is beautiful!!! Being you did a .png file, is there any way I can open it in Scal? Love, love, love it.

  3. Very pretty....I have 3 different shades of purple Irises.

  4. what a beautiful iris! I don't have any here in MN, so thank you for sharing yours!

  5. That iris is gorgeous! We're not quite at that point here yet, but should be soon with the summer-like weather we've been having!

  6. Your photography makes anything you photograph look awesome. You and your husband make a good garden team!

  7. Your irises are beautiful. That is one of my favorite flowers.--Ryansmaama

  8. I have this same pink iris in my yard. I got it from our local iris socirty plant sale. At one time I had all my iris tagged with their names. One day I came home from work and our big half Huskey dog had got loose ans was laying on a lawn cair on the patio with all my tags laying beside him. He had collected every last one of them.


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