This image of a single peony is another photomanipulation I did to digitally convert a photo into the likeness of an old Japanese woodblock print.
Single peonies are composed of one or more rows of a few broad petals, known as guard petals, which surround a center of pollen-bearing stamens, which in turn surround the pistil. I believe the name of this peony is Sea Shell. I like how delicate and silky the petals are, and how the formation of stamens and pistils looks like a birds nest.
This is a photomanipulation to digitally convert a photo into the likeness of an old Japanese woodblock print. I last posted one of these styles over a year ago. How time flies!
The image is of a double daffodil variety named Replete, one of my favorite types of daffodils. They are beautifully shaped blooms that are peach/pink with snow white. It’s wonderful to be surrounded by these beauties while enjoying a refreshing cocktail!
>>:::<< snow melts into spring
and nature flaunts lavish costumes
flourishing blossoms >>:::<<
It seems like spring has been postponed for us again…and again. Just when we think spring has finally arrived, it quickly withdraws, acquiescing to snow. This past Monday morning, we woke up to snow and cold temperatures, which will continue into Wednesday.
I took this photo exactly one year ago on April 17, 2012. At that time, all of the daffodils were in full bloom and the tulips were just starting to bloom. Right now, none of the daffodils have bloomed, although a few are close, and the tulips probably won’t start until next week. The trees are only showing small hints of green, which will eventually turn into lush, full leaves.
So…we wait for spring…still…and then we will celebrate its real arrival.
This is also for the “Tagged” letter challenge letter “P” by Frizztext
(“P” is for Postponed and flower Pistil).
>>:::<< passionate wingsongs
carry loving nourishment
spring nesting >>:::<<
Happy Spring to those in the Northern Hemisphere!
Today is officially the first day of spring here, yet it is a gloomy, rainy day, which will turn into snow for the next few days. Snow is still on the ground, and the deer are still sporting their heavy winter coats, however, yesterday was a nice sunny day and the American Robins arrived with their beautiful songs. A sure sign of spring!
The Western Scrub Jays are gathering food more frantically lately and we hear the constant flapping of their wings as they visit the feeders and beg for peanuts continually through the day – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. We also see the male feeding the female, which we learned is a way for the female to get used to the male feeding her while she sits on the nest for about three weeks straight, incubating their eggs. Nesting should begin soon!
The photos above were taken yesterday and are of the same male scrub jay. The second image is a combination of two different photos.