Les Belles Fleurs L’hiver (beautiful flowers in winter)

Hello great blog readers!
I’m ready for spring!  If we can’t have spring let’s have some nice, deep snow!  I haven’t had a chance to cross-country ski or snowshoe yet.  It has been a different kind of winter for our whole country!  The south is freezing and the northern ski slopes are struggling for lack of snow.

I’m controlling Mother Nature today and I declare it’s SPRING in my house!
I like to buy inexpensive bunches of tulips at the market in the winter.  It brings color into the house and it brightens a dreary day.
Plus….it gives me something else to on which to practice my indoor Macro shots.  I’ve taken photos of all the pens, boxes, plants, lamps, paperweights, coasters, floors, candle holders and plates in the house already, so this gives me some variety! 😉

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.
–  Gertrude S. Wister







 ~And just a reminder from Mother Nature that winter isn’t over yet…..we got 2″ of snow overnight. 😉


Have a colorful, happy day!

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Bringing some sun to a dreary day~

Dear Readers,

Today was a dreary day here.  I decided I needed some sunshine!  I’ve also been working on my macro photography (close up photos).  For these photos I used my Nikon D-80 and 3 PROMASTER 7- Extension Tubes: 36mm, 20mm, and 12mm.  The extension tubes can be used singly or in any combination to get the shot you desire.  They are cheaper than purchasing many macro lenses, and with three of them, gives me several options to play with.

I’m posting a few of my recent macro photos.  I was fortunate to have a few flowers left in the garden beds to practice on!  It’s still a work in progress.  I have to work a lot on technique, and it’s scary for me to put this out on the internet!

Coreopsis above.

 Black-Eyed Susan above.                                          Rose above.

At least the flowers give us a bit of sunshine today!

Have a lovely Thursday evening and thanks for coming to visit~