Friday, June 29, 2012

A Little Sunshine




The weather has been cool and wet each day since Monday's sunny Athletics Carnival. A little sunshine snuck through the clouds today, so welcome after its absence.





8 days ago

One more gerbera, yet to reveal its colours, still holds its secret close.


8 days ago


Today




African daisies continue to bloom constantly, adding bright pops of colour to our winter garden.




The bulbs I planted are slowly growing, I think these must be ranunculus as the foliage is unfamiliar.







More happy daisies, soaking up the brief sunlight. Winter is so much nicer with a little sunshine!


Sharing at Flower Art Friday, Sneak Peek Friday, Shoot. Edit. Submit, Sweet Shot Tuesday.

53 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Amazing what a little sunshine can do! Delightful captures! Love the colors! Hope you and your family have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What beautiful, beautiful photos!
Blessings,
Marcia

Nicole said...

I love that fifth photo! I need a macro lens. Cool and wet weather sounds wonderful- it's summer here and I live in a part of the U.S. that gets blazing hot and summer drags by. But it gets pretty hot in Australia when you have summer too, doesn't it?

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful colours and wonderful macros!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Nicole....I don't have a macro lens but a macro conversion lens - you'll find more details here http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/dancing-and-singing.html

Yes, we do have long hot summers, not as hot as many areas of Australia (thankfully).

geanina said...

wonderful macros!
ciaooo...:)

Giga said...

Chciałabym, aby mi takie piękne kwiaty rosły chociaż jesienią w ogrodzie, bo o zimie to nawet pomarzyć nie ma sensu. Piękne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
I wish me such beautiful flowers growing in the garden in autumn though, because the winter is even dream does not make sense. Beautiful pictures. Yours.

ju-north said...

Beautiful images!

Valerie said...

Marvellous images with beautiful colours - gerberas are such cheerful flowers. Thanks for sharing

ladyfi said...

Wow - stunningly gorgeous shots!

Dave said...

Nice flower photos Karen. We like gerberas too. I really liked your last photo. What is the flower? - Dave

Tina´s PicStory said...

your pics are so wonderful! :)

Rosemary said...

Your post is a little bit of sunshine too.

cris photos said...

Lindas fotos, é tão bom acompanhar o crescimento das plantas e ver as flores abrindo aos poucos.

Beijos

✿ chica said...

Momentos maravilhosos.Fotos lindas!! beijos,ótimo fim de semana,chica

Nadege, said...

Very wet around here too. Lovely to see the daisies still growing through.

Dianne said...

Wonderful macro captures but that last shot is just Stunning!! Bravo.

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous shots!
Wish you a wonderful weekend.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Fantastische Macros...

Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Deanna said...

always a gorgeous post, makes my heart sing!!

Lisa said...

I love the flowers. Your Macro work is so pretty! The photos in your shop are simply stunning! May I ask what type of lens you use? I'm just starting out with photography, but someday I'd like to have a Macro.

Linda R said...

Such pretty photos. Just looking at them make my heart sing..

justine said...

wow what beautiful photographs, you are very talented

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

I love seeing your beautiful flowers! Wonderful photography!!!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing with Flower Art Friday! :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So many beautiful flowers in different stages of development. Love them all. They are so inspiring.

julie+ said...

glorious!

Cindy said...

Always beautiful here!

~Jess said...

Beautiful photos! The second to last is my favorite!

Sarah said...

Hello my dear,

All the times your Flowerphotos are amazing!!!! All the details...wonderfull!!! Lots of love Sarah

marijke said...

Great photo's again Karen. The last is sparkeling like a diamond.
Great weekend.

Marion said...

Aamzing color combinations is the last pictures, love these flowers!
Wish you lots of sun during the winter days.

Best regards, marion

TheChieftess said...

Fabulous shots!! I love your macros!!!

Kim Henkel said...

Stunning photos! Very very beautiful. Yes I believe your winter looks warmer then our summer. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jan said...

Marvellous shots, and yes, a glorious sunny day at last.

Rena said...

Wow, those pink & blue ones definitely do pop up, like out of my screen! What a Creator God we have, I'm overwhelmed.

einfachtilda said...

Wieder mal ganz faszinierende Makros von dir.

LG Mathilda ♥

Barb said...

You achieve such great color and clarity with your magnifier! I practiced again this morning. Sometimes I get a "tunnel effect" - not sure why. Let us know what color that bloom is when the bud fully opens!

Emily said...

Beautiful shots! I love the detail and color in the last one. Thank you for sharing!

Kim said...

I love the shot of the bud before it bloomed. They are all fantastic as usual, but that one is so magnificent. I love the details. I could just reach out and touch it.

Gunilla said...

Spectacular photos! Have a nice weekend!

Seeing Each Day said...

I'm in awe of your amazing technique with your first and last shot - could look at them for a long while. But am more amazed with the story I see behind your second shot.

Kamana said...

wow, amazing last shot :)

flowersandhome said...

Every season needs sunshine to brighten up the days.
Love the African daisies. What a delight to still have them blooming in wintertime.
Bye,
Marian

Carissa said...

beautiful!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I love gerbers. I've never grown them, but they are always striking regardless of color.

Jana said...

i really love the details of the green bud picture...so fluffy and soft, I want to touch it! love the idea of showing the whole cycle too:-)

Nora CG said...

Such beautiful pictures!!! WOW!

Ruth said...

Such beautiful macros, I love to see them opening up too, wondering what gorgeous colours are about to be revealed :)

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful marco shots!

Barb said...

Incredible colour and composition on all of these!

Marie said...

Wow! What AMAZING shots! Always lovely...

Angie said...

Did I happen to mention you are brilliant? :)

Fifth image down is stunning!! They all are really. With you, there is no one favorite in the bunch. Amazing work, Karen! :)

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