Spring’s shadows

Shadow and Daffodils

Shadow and growing daffodils

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Shadow and vines below the CTA tracks

Shadow and vines below the CTA tracks

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Shadow and swirly plant

Shadow and swirly plant

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Shadow with Holly and Cineraria

Shadow with holly and Cineraria

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Yesterday’s Watery Walk

It was raining yesterday…then it was snowing…and it went back and forth like that all day!

My first stop was up the street at the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, the Emil Bach House, where the Cineraria were not only wet, but pretty creepy-looking as well!

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The bushes just inside the wrought iron fence were pretty wet also!

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At the Gateway Centre, where the grocer is located, the Hydrangeas looked like this:

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And the nearby rose bushes were full of water droplets also, though it was snowing at the time!

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Thankfully, in about five hours, Winter makes way for Meteorological SPRING (officially, Spring (the vernal equinox) arrives on March 20th at 6:02 AM CST)…and I am so very happy to ‘shoo away’ all these gray days of Winter!

I’ll be buying a bunch of daffodils tomorrow…that’s how anxious I am to get back to photographing flowers!

Monday morning ‘play’

Three rather pedestrian images of things I love to photograph:

Blue Spruce

Blue Spruce

Cineraria--Christmas Eve Day

Cineraria, Christmas Eve Day

Snow on the Pansies and Kale-OriginalSnow on the Pansies and Kale

Being that this was the first Monday morning of the new year, I decided (of course!) to ‘play’ in Photoshop (TM)!

Here they are, again, ‘shopped to the hilt!

Blue Spruce

Blue Spruce

Cineraria, Christmas Eve Day

Cineraria, Christmas Eve Day

Snow on the Pansies and Kale

Snow on the Pansies and Kale

If I told you every last thing I’ve done to enhance these images, I’m afraid you’d think I’m a bit loopy!  Let’s just say I had lots of FUN, and tomorrow IS another day!

Finally!

After a long string of very gray days, yesterday was sunny!

At the Emil Bach house, shadows with Yucca and Cineraria

At the Emil Bach house, shadows with Yucca and Cineraria

A strong iron bench with shadows and leftovers of snow

A strong iron bench along the next street, with shadows and leftovers of snow

A double-doore entryway at "1528", with shadows and a sunning cat

A double-door entryway at “1528“, with shadows and a sunning cat