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Sunflowers

Not long ago after seeing some pretty cool pics of sunflowers, I was wishing I had a some near by to give it a try for myself.  I guess my wish came true because a few days later I came upon a huge field full of them.   Here are a few of the images I shot that day.  Each are 3 shot HDRi combined in HDR Efex Pro 2.  Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend! DSC_7663_HDR by . DSC_7687_HDR by . DSC_7693_HDR by .

56 Days until spring!

The countdown is on…at least for me.  Spring begins with the vernal equinox at 6:45 pm. (EDT) on March 20, 2015 in the Northern Hemisphere.  The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.   Ah, spring!  This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.  Very much looking forward to the return of color to my part of the world.  How about you?

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Hibiscus

 “Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.”
― Robert Byrne

“Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.” ~William Shakespeare

Now that Fall is dwindling away and winter is rapidly approaching, I thought I would post a photo that will hopefully elicit thoughts of spring and warmth and sun.  A little reminder for those of us who live in areas with cold climates and loath the coming bitterness of winter and all its trappings.  Who know just how dreary and lethargic the long cold winter can be. 

Although, when I asked my daughter to give me an adjective to describe winter, she said with a smile on her face, “cheerful.”  

~Perhaps I need it more than anyone.

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

 

You may not of known: Dried hibiscus is edible, and is often a delicacy in Mexico.

 

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