......................................................................................................................................................Finding BEAUTY, JOY and CONTENTMENT in my everyday life.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Winter is Coming




As autumn cools to our slower winter, the last clover flower reaches skyward.




Young grevilleas grow lanky searching for more sunlight. I prune this one harsh, hoping it will sprout afresh.
I pluck the last flower and bring it inside to enjoy longer.







A sunflower? No, it is a growing bloom on my new potted gerbera, much fancier than the blooms on those I grew from seedlings. A belated Mother's Day plant of my choosing to supplement the quickly vanishing chocolates.







Winter is coming, flowers and colours are changing yet they still shine brightly.

Sharing at Sneak Peek Friday, Shoot. Edit. Submit (last photo chosen as Weekly Winner), Flower Art Friday (last photo - voted as a Top 4 Winner),
I Heart Macro, Tina's Weekend FlowersSweet Shot Tuesday.

69 comments:

elena nuez said...

the colour in the last one is just gorgeous!

geanina said...

Very beautiful macros! The colors ar gorgeous.....

inka said...

very beautiful

Jeanne said...

I love love love your photos here, especially love this second one. New camera doing very well!!!! Isn't it fun

Barb said...

Gloriousness!

tiarastantrums said...

the grevillea is very cool!

Ruth said...

Wow, your macro's are better than ever, these are all so beautiful as well as being brilliantly executed, love all but that first one is so soft, the colours beautiful :)

cris photos said...

Belissimas fotos de flores.

Beijos

Isabelle said...

Day after day, your photography is filling me with joy :)
... and the last photo is just amazingly beautiful. Bravo Karen!

muellerssicht said...

Absolut amazing macros. Love the colours and the very selectiv focus.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful flowers! i specially love the second :)

Jenni C's said...

love the delicate clover flower...

Deanna said...

It is hard to imagine you approaching winter and we are ready for summer. Hope your winter was as mild as our last one was. Your late flowers are simply stunning.

LeAnne said...

Wow! All these are stunning! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Flower Art Friday.

Lúcia said...

Lovely colours, I'll miss them till is spring time again...
Hve a good weekend Karen! ;-)

Elena said...

You capture flowers beautifully! These are all stunning shots!

Liz said...

Gorgeous shots! Lovely colours.
It is getting much cooler now, I'm not looking forward to winter. I hate being cold.

Andrea Dawn said...

The clover is just so subtly gorgeous and that last shot is a total stunner. Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa said...

You caused me to read your headline twice and then I discovered you live in Australia. Hope your winter is a mild one. I love your last two shots. The color and composition is simply gorgeous!

julie... said...

fabulous!

einfachtilda said...

Bei euch kommt der Winter und wir freuen uns auf den bevorstehenden Sommer.

Liebe Grüße zu dir und ein schönes Wochenende.

Mathilda ♥

Sylvia K said...

Every season has its own beauty, as you've captured so perfectly, Karen! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Marion said...

Lovely macros again! My favorite is the first one, a real beauty!
Best regards, Marion

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Beautiful pictures! Seeing all those gorgeous details makes me smile. :)

Filip and Kristel said...

My preference goes out to your second picture but they are all good.

Greetings,
Filip

Dianne said...

Wonderful captures of exquisite subjects ..... You certainly make your camera sing ... Delightful!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Beautiful beautiful photos
what colours.

Happy Winter



x

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous shots!
Have a great weekend.
Mette

Deb Crecelius said...

Oh, my!
I'm SO jealous; these are beautiful photos!

Genie said...

How in the world do you do it? These are gorgeous pictures. They look like paintings they are so pretty. You are so very talented. genie

Ida said...

Sorry about all those duplicate comments. Not sure what happened there.

Ida said...

Then it deletes my original comment too. - Anyway I think these are all wonderful. I loved the Clover and that last shot was really beautiful.

Gillian Olson said...

Just beautiful, your pictures shine very brightly.

Rick said...

You'd never know that you were heading into winter judging by these shots ! Stunning.

So nice to have a portfolio of them to look at during cold winter weather.

*ELENA* said...

Wow that's nice here from you!
A delight for eyes and soul!
Thanks for the visit and sign left!
A pleasant weekend you want!
http://elenax2009.blogspot.com/
You wait!

flowersandhome said...

Love your pictures! They're really breathtakingly beautiful.
Winter? We're looking out for summer at this end of the world. But until now, spring has been more like fall.
Bye,
Marian

MarieHarmony said...

Another walk in Wonderland, thank you Karen. Your macros are just fabulous and these colors, just sublime.
Take care

Sylvia said...

Thank you for your so kind words! I was very happy about it! You make your wonderful photos! Unfortunately, I do not own a macro lens but it is high on my wish list!

Best wishes Sylvia

Giancarlo said...

Fotografie stupende, brava! buona serata e felice domenica...ciao

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Wow, great!
You have written "winter is coming",
are this the signs for winter in your country?
So beautiful pictures of the flowers.
Have a nice weekend!

Karin M. said...

Stunning, breathtakingly beautiful photos....
such great photo art ...
Best regards, Karin

el-mundo-en-colores said...

great close ups! the 1st one is my favourite!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful images, truly; especially the last one. I love the crop and colors. You certainly have an eye and heart for nature. Love coming here!

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Beautiful colors, great shots.

Cindy said...

I love how you capture the uniqueness of each flower - the close ups are always so stunning...it is strange to think of you entering into winter when the days are growing hot and long here...blessings to my around the world friend!

teca said...

Wonderful shots!!!!

Hugs.

Barb said...

The shapes, colors, and textures in your photos amaze!

Madge Bloom said...

Such a gorgeous series of shots! Sorry I been so quiet these last couple weeks, I’ve been really ill (now finally diagnosed with Whooping Cough even though I was immunized) and have had another very rough week.

john said...

beautiful works.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Excellent macros

Birgitta said...

Marvelous macro photos!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

It is always so miraculous to watch the colors change with the seasons. Still beautiful in different ways! Amazing photos!!

Dominique said...

Nice series. The last one is very beautiful.

Jana said...

such mindblowing beauties!!!the colours are amazing too...

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for sharing your wonderful flowers with us! :)

Gunilla said...

Beautiful photos!

TheChieftess said...

These macros are absolutely magnificent!!! Such perfection!!! What's a challenge for me in shooting macros is that so often, where I am, there's a breeze to heavy winds so it's hard to get this kind of clarity...
And you've got such an interesting Depth of Focus...
Wonderful!!!

mywordwall said...

Fantastic photos!
~Imelda

Pieni Lintu said...

Lovely details!

Dina Lettre said...

Wonderful shots, especially the last!

Joy said...

What great angles you pick. Love them! :)

Linda Kittmer said...

You've got some beautiful shots here. Love the macro work.

Angie said...

Karen! No words. I am at a loss for them. These images are more than stunning, what is the word for that? More than stunning?! Well, whatever it is, that is what these images are. My goodness... You are amazing! xo

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

oh the curls!

oh the soft light!

oh so lovely
xoxo
thank you for sharing!

dandelion67 said...

The eye alights on color poems.
Thanks Karen ..
Niki

Ocean Soul Karen said...

That last pic is totally perfect as a card! You and your camera make a fierce team!

Kateri said...

Breathtaking! They are all beautiful, but I love the clover the most.

Hadiyah Shabir said...

Each and every photo leaves me breathless. YOU are the most AMAZINGGGGG photographer ever..l,how do you achieve taking such beautiful photos. I am a twelve year old amateur photographer who would love your opinion about my photos. My pictures are nothing compared to yours. Absolutely nothing.

www.anartisticheart.blogspot.com

Hadiyah xoxo

Chez Vies said...

Amazing ^^

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