If a picture paints a thousand words

This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Purple Blossoms! - Day 210

The girls and I planted these bulbs at the end of last year.  
Look at the goodies that are coming up in my front yard!

"And the day came when the risk 
to remain tight in a bud was more painful 
than the risk it took to blossom."  Anais Nin

"Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. 
We are all children of chance and none can say 
why some fields will blossom while others lay 
brown beneath the August sun."  Kent Nerburn 


  1. I love the signs of spring!

  2. Wonderful photos. The petals look like silk. Thank you for sharing your post at NOBH.

  3. Great pictures! spring is here!

  4. beautiful!! We are going to work on photography this upcoming summer. My sweet hubby just got me a new camera also. I can't wait to watch your pics.
    New follower from No Ordinary Blog Hop.

  5. Oh so pretty...they almost look silken~
    I love the quote at the end. That is very special.
    I hop you are enjoying your weekend Patty Ann!

  6. I love planting bulbs and waiting for them to bloom each year.

  7. Thank you so much for all the comments!! I totally promise they are not silk. They are beautiful and the girls and I are loving them. My 14 year old helped me plant them in the cold and she is so excited to see something she planted coming up so pretty.

  8. That is gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful!

  9. these are just gorgeous and I so love the colour. very uplifting for me today - thank YOU. Naomi x