Sunday, April 20, 2014

9 April - Eccentric Yard Decorations

Ribbons, large cones - probably from longleaf pines - hang from a curly willow (Salix matsudana tortuosa) in one of my favorite South Roanoke gardens.

Why is this one of my favorite gardens?  I think it is because the owner seems to have fun with it.  I never know what kinds of 'found objects' or seemingly unrelated objects  might be displayed. 

8 April 2014 - Vignette in a South Roanoke yard

Is anyone going to sit on this bench this summer, or has it become forgotten?  Discovered on a leisurely walk through oe of Roanoke's residential neighborhoods.

April 7 - Home Entrance

A formal entrance way to gracious house in South Roanoke. 

Dramatic use of forsythia.

April 6 - "Aladdin" staged by middle school students

One of the most difficult photos for me is of a stage performance while in the audience.

Here is a performance of "Aladdin" by talented students from  James Madison Middle School Roanoke, VA.

Friday, April 11, 2014

5 April - Blue Light Special

#1 - American Flag Highlighted; No Skater

#2 - American Flag Highlighted; Color Saturation; One Skater

#3 - American Flag Highlighted; Blue Color Saturation; One Skater with Light-up Roller Skate Wheels 

4 April 2014 - Waiting

Mothers waiting for children to finish roller skating at a neighborhood skating rink.  Disco ball and blue light were on in the rink; cropped and added saturated color via photo software.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

14 more photos to post

It has been very easy for me to get behind in posting my photos. However, in the end there will be thirty photos!

Some days I feel as if  there is a chain-link fence between me and my 'perfect' photo. 

3 April 2014 - 'Spring Beauty'

Scilla siberica (Spring Beauty) Another early spring-blooming bulb that is native to hot, dry regions around the Mediterranean Sea.

2 April 2014 - 'Glory-of--the-snow'

Chionodoxa luciliae (Glory-of-the-Snow) Native of mountainous areas around the Mediterranean 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

1 April 2014 - Members of the local deer herd

Part of a local deer herd which varies in size from 14 to 18 members.  This is  a lovely large meadow that they enjoying feeding in at dusk.

Two youngsters watching me as I watch them.  They were almost as gentle and curious as dairy cows.

31 March 2014 - Exotic Trillium - Ambient Light

Trillium sessile is native to the the Atlantic and North Central states

Thursday, April 3, 2014

30 March 2014 - Color, Form and Texture in a small neighborhood park

Color, Form and Texture in Harkrader Park, Colonial Ave SW, Roanoke, VA.  Large deciduous trees, small deciduous flowering trees, and evergreen shrubs form a backdrop to flowering daffodils and emerging daylilies, and boulders for seating in a neighborhood handkerchief park.

29 March 2014 - Color, Form & Texture

Color, Form and Texture Found in Early Spring Trees Create Arresting Compositions.  Components are ornamental cherry trees (white and pink), weeping willow, black spruce and Norway spruce.


28 March 2014 - Door Prizes Highlighted with Saturated Color

Fashion Show Door Prizes. 

Photo Treated with Saturated Color.