Monday, June 29, 2015

What's Blooming?

The morning light was golden when I stepped outside.

Sunday morning's rain brought my yellow rose mallow to bloom.

The contrast between the pale petals and the deep burgundy center is dramatic and striking.

I experimented with a smudge filter on this last image. 

I'm grateful for today's gift of beauty.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Pear Branch in Bloom

A small branch from the pear tree broke off and I brought it inside to see if the buds would open. It has been on the table for three weeks. 
I am grateful for the gift of delicate beauty and new life.