Monday, June 6, 2011

Books and Flowers

My favorite flowers are Irises and when my husband planted Bearded Irises I was pretty excited.  They keep coming back, too, even with our horrible weeding skills!  This week the yellow and light purple ones are in bloom.  I am having trouble capturing their beauty with my camera, but I gave it a shot, and I think they turned out fairly sweet.
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They are way prettier in person.  Seriously interesting flowers.

I almost didn't participate in Texture Tuesday because I just ran out of time, but I really wanted to participate in a challenge with "words" in its theme.  I love words!  I could have just used my Scripture and a Snapshot from yesterday, but the words I used were pretty heavy.  So finally, I took some pictures of a small fraction of my books and added some texture.  Posing things is not my strong suit but I love books, all books, all types, all colors, most sizes (I really don't like those little tiny square books that aren't really books and never fit on a shelf properly), and I love words (probably why my photography blog is so wordy!).  It isn't my favorite textured photo ever, but I really look forward to seeing everyone else's work over at Kim Klassen's Cafe.
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Nothing fancy--Stained Linen--Soft Light 100% and February Magic Edges--Soft Light 88%

Have the most glorious of Tuesdays!
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36 comments:

Nics Cahill said...

These are fabulous, I love the punchy colours and the texture that you have captured. Happy Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shots...love the "beards".
Great texture work!

{AJ Kreations}

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love, love your irises, especially the purple one!

Dreaming Hollow Photography said...

I love your idea to use a texture on those wonderful old classics...gives them such a warm, vintage feel!

As for your Iris's, I have never been much of a fan of them but think you have inspired me to try my hand at ours once they come up! So pretty! =)

Miriam said...

Nothing fancy you say? a great idea and a beautiful texture! I love it.
Gorgeous Iris pictures. I think the purple shot shows the flower better because it is further away, you can see the pretty frilly petals. Strange for me because I usually always go for a closer/macro shot. I am supposed to be getting ready for work not looking through fabulous texture photos!

Nadege, said...

I have a bearded iris too, still haven't been able to captured it full beauty.
Brilliant idea with the books, great editing.

Bonnie said...

Sweet ... and stunning. Love the textured shot of books too.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

The iris certainly is beautiful...and those photos are stunning. I really love the purple!

A Box of Chocolates said...

lovely shot allthos classic books deserved this lovely texture treatment

Leovi said...

Gorgeous frames for these beautiful flowers mauve and yellow and delicious texture. Greetings.

Buckeroomama said...

I see Black Beauty in your collection! It's bringing back memories of my mom's library of books. :)

I love your irises. They're so pretty!

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful images.

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful beautiful shots.

Evelyn S. said...

Delightful collection of books...and perfect for "words." The colors are wonderful! As for your irises...you have captured them in fabulous light and they are perfectly focused.

Stampmouse said...

great shot of the book. I remember those books from my childhood

Carin said...

Wonderful shots! love the purple Iris!

ju-north said...

Love books - and love that image!

Nicole said...

So pretty! I love the books!

- Jessi - said...

I really like these. The color is amazing in the first one and really liking the vintage feel of the books!

Susan said...

Books and Iris' are some of my favorite things! I have to divide my iris this year, as they have multiplied to the point of excess!

Maybe I should have an iris give-away on my blog…

Leah C said...

Love the textures! I especially love the photo of those books...my parents' have that same collection on their bookshelves...I read them over & over when I was a kid:)

debsea said...

oh my gosh - i felt like i could reach in and touch that purple iris - outstanding photo!
and beautiful books, love the texture with them.

deb duty said...

I think you did a great job of capturing their beauty! These are lovely.

Genie said...

Flowers and book accompanied by textures makes for a fabulous combination. These two shots are wonderful. What is it about irises that pull the flower lover in and holds her tightly. Mine have finally finished blooming and it is a bit sad. Oh, well, there is always next year. Beautiful work. genie

Kim said...

What beautiful flowers. I think you capture their beauty perfectly. Well done!

followingsplendor said...

Beautiful photos! The colors are wonderful. I love books too-your collection is so classic--the texture works perfectly on them...

Sarah said...

I love this. Gorgeous flowers.

i.ikeda said...

I love these! The first flower looks like it's puckering up for a kiss. :)

And the books.......... I'm in love with them. Beautiful texture work on an image that by itself would have made me drool all over my keyboard (excuse my crassness).

Scott said...

Great detail on your flower shots. I really like the first one. Very cool.

Alana Jo said...

All 3 are perfect! The last is my fave though.

Anonymous said...

The flowers are gorgeous but I really love your book shot.

Erika B

A Rosy Note said...

They all look wonderful! Love that purple iris.

Kathy said...

First, I think you captured the beauty of your flowers perfectly...wow. Second, what a great shot of the books, love the angle.

Kathleen said...

What lovely irises! I love them because they are so perfectly imperfect, and your photos capture that so well. Your blog is wonderful... I love the bubbles from the other day, too.

libbyquilter said...

my iris are just starting to send up stems and i'm getting anxious to see their beauty once again. i think there are fewer and fewer flowers over the last couple of years and may have to do some dividing once they've put on their show . . .

your iris shots are very pretty. i particularly like the purple one.

your TT image is excellent. simple but fabulous ~ very well done~!

:-)
libbyQ

Marla said...

I love the book shot. Beautiful. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com