Hurray!

It’s May, and all those April showers we received certainly did the trick!

The neighborhood is abundant with colors!

Yellows, Oranges, Blues, Purples, Greens and Reds!

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Daffs Plot

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Forsythia-3

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Tulips in a Row-2

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Grape hyacinths

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Pansy Trio

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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!

Today…in the rain

“They” said it would clear by early afternoon.  “They” were wrong…again!

Just two weeks ago, I posted these lovely tulips on State Street, here in the Chicago Loop:

Today, they looked like this:

And like this:

So, I walked over to the Art Institute, hoping to spend the afternoon indoors, but today was not a free day (it’s the end of the month for me, and 5 color ink cartridges cost almost $92, which ate into my ‘extras for fun’ account).  I spent some time in the gift shop, admiring overpriced objects mostly ‘Made in China’, then retired to the garden.

Oh!  Pansies!  How I love pansies!

All photos copyright 2012  http://www.antherthousandwords.wordpress.com

There is more to come from the Art Institute…just am too tired to run everything through Photoshop (TM) tonight!