Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Martha Washington Geranium Blossom With Lace Frame

Used my own lace frame, blending with this image of a Martha Washington geranium.  Processed in Photoshop Elements 9.
Canon Rebel DSLR 500D T1i.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Candy Corn Vine Story

Created this for my Digital Scrapbook project and would like to share it.
All photos taken with Canon Rebel DSLR EOS 500D T1i - Processed in Adobe CS5.
Image in background is an artistic version of the vine.
See the Macro shot of the blossom here:

Monday, December 10, 2012

Blue, Blue Delphiniums

I don't think I have ever seen a prettier blue.  Photo taken by Sandra Foster.  Thanks to Ruth & Warren for the photo op.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hosta Blossom Macro Digital Watercolor

Used my Akvis Digital Watercolor software to turn this photo into a Watercolor.
Taken with A Canon Macro Lens by Sandra Foster.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bird Bath Scene

Took this shot in my backyard.  Pots of tagettes and dahlias in foreground with chives, hostas, astilbe and ferns in background.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Petunias on table and chairs

Took this shot of my neighbors petunias.  Added an allover texture to it in Photoshop.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Did an artistic touch to this perennial.  I believe it belongs to the chrysanthemum family.  Grows as a biennial and readily goes to seed.  It is special to me as I got it from my Mother - believe it or not via her compost. The flowers are semi double and about 1/2 inch across.  Makes a nice cut flower.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Watering Can Art

Borrowed my neighbors water can and placed it among the miniature campanulas and hostas.  Added a script texture to it in Photoshop.  Credit and thanks to Joessistah at Flickr for the texture.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dragon Wing Begonia

Grew these begonias in pots on our deck.  They are blooming when I buy them from the nursery and bloom till frost.  One of my favorite plants, never bothered by bugs. Used my creative software on this shot to look like an oil crackle painting.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Chive Macro

Love growing chives for the green "onion" taste.  These come from a bulb and easy to divide and share with friends.  This shot is taken by a macro lens showing the detail on the petals.  Can be purchased as a card etc on my Red Bubble Site:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Backyard Fountain Garden Scene

Yellow tagettes grown in pots in foreground.  On each side of the fountain is nasturiums ready to bloom.  In background is Valarian. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Summer Ending Quote

Created this quote on my own grunge background.  We had a perfect summer, no storms, no hail!  Just kept busy watering as we had a very dry summer.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Red Dahlia

Dahlia with thanks to my friends Stan and Andrea.  Used selective coloring to make the beautiful dahlia pop.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Astilbe Delight

Perennial grown in my backyard.  They love compost to be dug in around the root area.  Deadhead to keep the plant looking tidy.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Begonia Macro Shot

A macro shot of a non stop begonia - one of my favorite shade plants.  Can be purchased as a card, framed print, canvas etc on my Red Bubble Site:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Summer time!

The front lawn scene of our last home. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Elderberry Tree Blossom

My favorite fast growing large shrub (small tree).  Bonus:  It bears beautiful berries every fall if not pruned the season before. I have two of these growing in our back yard and it rarely is bothered by bugs. Processed in Adobe Photoshop Elements using the Selective Coloring Technique.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Chive Bouquet

Chive bouquet taken with Canon Rebel DSLR EOS 500D T1i.  Artistically processed in Adobe CS5.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Summer deck living.

Deck at our previous home, surrounded by pots and built in planters. CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW IN LARGE.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Used a texture on this gazania I grew in a pot this year. 
Print can be purchased as a card, poster, canvas etc on my Red Bubble Site: 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I love ferns.  Taken with Canon Rebel DSLR EOS 500D T1i.  To keep them looking green and beautiful add 1 Tablespoon Amonia Cleaner to l gallon of water and apply when ground is wet.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Shady Corner

I love this corner on our deck to grow plants that like shade such as the yellow non stop begonias, leafy begonia and creeping jenny.  CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW IN LARGE.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Lady's Mantel Blossom And Leaves

Did a still life shot with this little bird and Lady's Mantel blossom. This perennial readily goes to seed so I enjoy sharing it with other gardeners.  Once done blooming I cut the entire plant off to about 2  inches above the ground and it grows back as a nice green mound after.  The blossoms have a soft sweet earthy scent and make a nice bouquet.
Can be purchased as a card, print, etc on my Red Bubble Site:

Monday, July 30, 2012

White Hydrangea

Purchased this for a photo shoot.  Read more about it or purchase as a card, print, canvas etc on my Red Bubble Site:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Flaunting Gazania

Grew this in a large pot.  Love the markings.  Took this shot with a Macro Lens.  Read more about it or purchase as a card, print or canvas on my Red Bubble Site:

Monday, July 16, 2012

Chive Macro

Who would have thought the lowly chive blossom could look so beautiful in a closeup shot.  Read more about it on my Red Bubble Site:
This can be purchased as a card, print etc on Red Bubble. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

A favorite place to sit!

This was one of my favorite spots to sit.  Enjoyed planting different flowers in the pots every spring.

Monday, July 2, 2012

"Beauty After"

Took this shot of a dried rose.  Read more about it on my Red Bubble site 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dark Lilac

Took this shot to utilize the depth of field, focusing on only a few lilac flowers.  Oh my studio smelled pretty!
This image can be purchased on my Red Bubble Site: as a card, print or poster with or without the word Lilac.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A favorite corner.

Sorry, for the poor quality of this photo - it was taken with a point and shoot camera many years ago when I didn't have a clue about photography.
The willow chairs were made by our neighbor which she gave to us.

Aviary home in Appleville.

So fortunate to have this apple tree at the end of our backyard space.