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Monday, July 19, 2010

Morning Miscellany ... Beautiful Blossoms

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One last ripe lemon
fell from my tree yesterday
and new green ones are

ripening as the
tree bursts forth in new blossoms

for more summer fruit

The images below have been altered
in Photoshop Elements with the
Watercolor Filter

Click to embiggen for better viewing and for others
participating in
Today's Flowers, Macro Monday,
Mellow Yellow & Mosaic Monday

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and Outdoor Wednesday
Small Reflections ... Smile Back

Thought for Today
"Today we understand that motivation -- and therefore engagement -- comes from loving what you do. You love what you do when you are in the right job, feel values and are given opportunities to grow." Terri Kabachnick


Gayle said...

I like what you've done with your photoshop technique on the flowers. Very pretty. (My first time with MYM and first time to your site - I'm in SoCal, too!)

Rosie @ Centre of Interest said...

That is such a beautiful set of photos - I like your watercolour filter too

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of photos! the roses are gorgeous!

Ralph said...

You capture so nicely the flowers in the sunny Golden State. Roses are red, of course, but any derivative of red, no matter how light a tone is just fine!

Anonymous said...

Lovely and so prolific.

stan said...

wow! that is a whole lot to digest! may i know the site to macro monday and mellow monday? thanks!

Jim said...

Wonderful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jenn said...

Those were amazing bunch of roses! So big!

Have a peek at My World HERE. Happy Tuesday!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

This blog is fantastic!
Great takes, wonderful flowers!
Hope you post on TODAY'S FLOWERS as Guest Friend!
If you agree, send me one or more takes for your Guest day post and I will schedule your Guest Day!
I'm waiting your reply.
(size of takes are free)
Luiz - TF manager

ilovepink1078 said...

lovely flowers...I like it.

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Jama said...

Gorgeous roses!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

your collage of the lime/lemon tree is so beautiful. I didn't even dream of taking such beautiful photos of my lemon tree.

Tanya said...

Such interesting macro shots! Love the red roses too!

michael said...

Great photos. I'm exhausted thinking of the sheer number!

Unknown said...

Looks like that tree is beautiful at all phases! Love the wonderful blooms and seeing the little fruit form!

Love Bears All Things said...

I love all these photos...especially the roses.
Mama Bear

DeniseinVA said...

A marvelous post, so many wonderful photographs. Always fun to visit and enjoy what you have to share.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Lemons how cool is that!! Now I get the lyrics from an old song."Lemon tree very pretty..." Do you know of it?
We do not grow tropical trees here except indoors.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Bobby Bare has the lyrics for the song.

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