Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Brenda Photo Challenge, 5-22-10 - FLOWERS


Oh, my goodness, when I did my post after midnight this morning, I had forgotten all about the Brenda Photo Challenge!  I've never participated in it before and this month's theme is flowers!
Of course, as usual, I left things to the last minute.  I do have a few flower pictures so I'm going to post now though I'm not at all sure how to get it in....

The Butchart Gardens pictures, I've posted before.

















18 comments:

  1. Oh Carmen! These are Great! Love them! The reds are Glorious...You did GOOD Girl! The red X by your name is just so You can make changes if you want to...it's suppose to be there!
    Happy weekend to you!!

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  2. Hey Carmenm those photos are N I C E !! And YOU take pictures like that? WOW! Do you also use Photoshop or Paint Shop pro, to fine-tune them?
    You are GooooD!

    I just went to that Alaska girl Squirrel__? Wow, there is real competition in THIS blogger-hood!

    I'll be back!

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  3. What lovely flowers. I like the water reflection one the best. Reminds me of a Monet.

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  4. Oh my if some go shopping to release their stress me I would rather visit to a garden like this. I might be able to sleep in here ^_^ Love this place, awesome! Happy Sunday!

    With Yellow

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  5. Those colors are magical! They seemed to pop right out at me as soon as the page loaded. Just beautiful.

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  6. lakeviewer - Buchart Gardens are my favorite ever. I would love to get up in June when the roses are in bloom.

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  7. Donna - I wish I hadn't stayed up so late into the wee small hours doing that other post...I should have marked your challenge in my date book!

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  8. steveroni - in addition to poetry, I've always liked photography. It's nice to do something other than forensic stuff. In 1995, I spent a week at the morgue in Miami taking a forensic photography class. This type of stuff is more joyful. I do occasionally use my Adobe photoshop to brighten my pictures but not to change colors.

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  9. Tina - you are so right, many of the scenes at Butchart are very much like impressionist pictures.

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  10. Manang Kim - every time I'm at these beautiful gardens in British Columbia, I'm overwhelmed. Every corner is planted with more beautiful vistas than the next. It is an unbelievable paradise.

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  11. Ratty - visiting Butchart Gardens is one of the true pleasures in life. Their gardeners ae such artists and the flowers are such a riot of color. There are lovely places to picnic so you can just sit and enjoy the scenes before you - plus there are so many birds also enjoying the beautiful flowers and the colors.

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  12. oh gosh, Carmen, they are all so lovely, so heavenly, my heart beats so fast in looking at your pictures, i close my eyes and transport myself there :)

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  13. Beautiful garden and beautiful flowers! I love the one with the water fountains in the background!

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  14. I have to get there one of these days. These shots are amazing.

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  15. If you are those flowers....

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  16. Wow beautiful! First time visitor so thanks for re-sharing. Looks like a very serene and peaceful place as well. ~Jeanne

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  17. Dear Carmen - so beautiful. My favourite is the one with the water reflection giving a mirror image - just glorious!

    Super congrats for the publication of your first book of verse, sending huggles and cuddles of admiration and care,

    Michelle and Zebbycat

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