Early Autumn Color

These over six feet high Canna plants reside in two huge pots along an entry walk to an apartment building on Eastlake Terrace here in Rogers Park.

Unlike many Cannas, these produce no evidence of flowers, but each mature leaf is approximately two and a half feet in length, and very impressive.

I found that utilizing the Canvas Texture filter in Photoshop (TM) also enhanced the sumptuous colors–see for yourselves!

???????????????????????????????

*

???????????????????????????????

*

???????????????????????????????

*

???????????????????????????????

*

???????????????????????????????

Advertisements

After spending several hours…

…catching up on comments and e-mails (and almost burning three eggs I was hard-boiling!), I wanted to show you more of Sunday’s wet…

...Canna leaves, the first.

Canna leaves, the first.

 

...Canna leaves, the second.

Canna leaves, the second.

 

...pink Poenies, bending from the rains.

…pink Peonies, bending from the rains.

 

...tiny Lilacs, the first.

…tiny Lilacs, the first.

 

...tiny Lilacs, the second.  Each flower is barely a quarter of an inch across!

…tiny Lilacs, the second.

Each flower is barely a quarter of an inch across!

...flag.  No longer able to proudly wave, this flag remained draped over its pole damply.

…flag. No longer able to proudly wave, this flag remained damply-draped over its pole.

 

...outdoor cafe, where the coffee-lovers normally spend their Sundays reading newspapers and relaxing.

…outdoor cafe, where the coffee-lovers normally spend their Sundays reading newspapers and relaxing.

 

N.B.:  This group of images was given a subtle final treatment with the “Artistic-Plastic Wrap” filter in Photoshop (TM).

Though I normally shy away from this filter, it helped emphasize the standing water droplets quite well.