Sunday, 12 April 2015

Down to the lake

Whenever I feel like getting my fill of beauty
I go down to the lake

Let's pull back from the swan and take in our surroundings
the mountains
the vineyards
and
the pure April sky


the fascinating reflections and ripples

Look, the train is just passing
and the water reflections have taken on a pale green hue
from the vineyards above

We follow the lake's edge to breathe it all in

We pass the port with a few sailing boats

and take in the mountains from the water's edge

another swan sails by in shallow waters


Peering through the trees to the end of the lake

A broader view before turning round to walk back again

The view changes and so do the tones and colours

going towards the sun which makes the view paler and dreamy.
It is fortunate indeed to live only 15 minutes by car away from all these lovely scenes.


The different shades and intensity of the blues are forever changing
according to the natural lighting and which way my camera is facing and to my camera settings
The variations in hues are all natural and not due to editing.
I mention this because I have been asked in the past!


Sunday, 5 April 2015

Feathers

Tiny eggs in a nest of feathers

Graceful

and sweeping

in an explosion of joy

and delicacy

with a message for your day!






Sunday, 29 March 2015

Magnificent Magnolia

Right into the heart of this noble flower

but first the bud 

which opens up its petals

unfolding beauty

in different shades of tender pink

revealing all

against the blue of a late March sky.







Monday, 16 March 2015

The Sunshine Flower

Who can resist the golden curves

and radiating yellow energy?

Filling the frame

with gorgeousness.

Orange trumpets play to a lemon sky


A single bloom against the light

bringing some sunshine into our homes


in a vase

 for our delight.

Daffodils
whose botanical name is Narcissus
symbolize rebirth and new beginnings.
They are the sign of winter's end
and also symbolize friendship.



Sunday, 8 March 2015

Light and colour play

Vibrant petals

with astonishing and contrasting dark centres

transparency against the light

with a sprinkling of black pollen

two anemones against the backlight

and a curly ribbon just for fun!


Crocheted heart pattern featured HERE



Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Freedom of Abstract

Enter a world of colour

and cascading shapes

of light 

of discovery

and mystery.

Feel the ease of movement when you follow the flow.

Throw away all labels

and just enjoy with all your senses.

Become one with what you see and feel

and
remember your emotion.