Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Morning Mist










A misty morning preludes another hot and steamy "autumn" day. The last few days have been more like mid summer, concluding in scattered thunderstorms. Autumn coolness will surely come. In the meantime I'm loving these Comos flowers grown from seeds collected from a kerbside garden.


PS There is an update on last week's Bright and Warm post showing my quilting decision regarding the large triangles. Thank you to those who ventured an opinion.

32 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite captures as always and such lovely, colorful flowers! Hope your week is off to aq great start! Enjoy!

Deanne Langford said...

It has been hot the last few days- making up for all the rainy days!

Cristina Ferreira said...

Muito bonitas as fotografias.

Beijos

Lurline said...

Such beautiful photography - brings so much joy and happiness!
Hugs - Lurline

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Sounds and looks like our August dog days.

Dianne said...

What can I say but perfect .... you have mastered the art of macro-photography beautifully.

pattisjarrett said...

These are pretty. Please send the warm weather this way!

geanina said...

Beautiful morning!;)

Ronja Ryövärintytär said...

Beautiful <3

tinajo said...

Beautiful flower pics! :-)

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marmarel said...

Beautiful flowers! Do you have autumn colors of the leaves like we have in Holland?
We are waiting for spring, fresh green leaves and blossom.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Marmarel, we have a few trees with autumn colours but not many. Our winter is not too different to our summer to look at except after frosts when the grass burns off.

Giga said...

Oj jak bardzo tych cudownych widoków w naszych ogrodach. Zima cały czas króluje. Pozdrawiam.
Oh how much these wonderful views of our gardens. Winter still reigns. Yours.

Cinzia said...

La terza foto è strepitosa!
Cinzia

s.c said...

Great flower shots. In the coming month we will see a lot of orange in the netherlands with the crowing of our new king. So your flowers match perfectly for the occasion.

Ash said...

Simply gorgeous shot Karen. Love the last capture so much. And the morning mist is too lovely.
Take care :)

Gwen Ward said...

Stunning colours - we are still very cold here in the UK, but these have sent some warmth over.

Linda R said...

Such amazing color. Great shots my friend.

Hugs~

Larry said...

These are lovely photos... I really needed to see something so bright and sunny as we are still in a terribly cold Spring ?.. in fact I'm not certain that we can call it spring as the snow is very deep still. The only good news right now is that we are supposed to have a very damp and wet spring which will be very good for the gardens As I am looking forward to a recovery from last year's drought ... Take care ! Larry

Michaela said...

No flowers here yet, but at least sun has been shining lately and the snow is starting to melt..

Abbey Crafton said...

What a lovely blog! I'll be back!
Smiles
Darly

flowersandhome said...

Gorgeous flowers again and so beautifully photographed. I thought maybe they were Coreopsis flowers when I saw them first but then read they're Cosmos. What a very special kind/colour of Cosmos.
As hot and steamy autumn is where you live, as cold and freezing spring is over here.
Bye,
Marian

flowersandhome said...

Did you change the background colour of your blog? Love it!
Marian

TheChieftess said...

Lovely shots!!! I especially like the last one!

Susan said...

They are stunning! Spring hasn't arived here yet.

Jana said...

love the contrast in the last one:) happy new week from tulipland...

amanda said...

Such vivid, happy colored flowers! Your photography is beautiful.
We are still buried in piles of messy snow..
I love our winters, but this time of year the snow thaws all day & freezes at night.. it gets dirty & messy & crunchy & slushy.. Sunshine & flowers are a cheerful thought right now!

Seeing Each Day said...

I'm fond of your first and second photo - the first because of the depth of field plus the colour. And the second because of the bokeh, the sweet composition and again, the colour. Thanks, Renee.

Carole M. said...

wow I adore this last photograph with full on black background. Had you done it with camera settings I suspect? What camera are you using to do this? I think full on dslr

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

You are right Carole. Each of these were taken in the garden with my Canon 600D + 50mm lens. However the black background isn't in the original - it was achieved by editing in iPhoto (adjusting levels, exposure and contrast).

Jeanne said...

That cosmo is just gorgeous,and your focus is so perfect!

Linda said...

Lovely flower photos! Delightful.

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