Sunday, June 12, 2011

I Heart Macro - A Happy Chance


Yesterday, after all the running around (repotted my plants at work, went to the AT&T store because my phone wasn't telling me I had messages, Best Buy because the computer wigged out on  me, worked on making lampwork beads, and finished off the June piece for the Art Bead Scene Challenge) mom and I walked around her garden to see all the Day Lilies that had opened.  Mom was all excited because she loves working in the yard and to see the fruits of her labor opening she was happy.

So, here are some images of from mom's garden:




 Mom really liked the close up of the stamen's because you can see the pollen.  You would never realize that was there until you see your pictures on the computer screen.  There is a whole nother world out there and it is so cool!

 This is an image of the flowers on mom's Japanese Liliac tree.



 This is the weeping something tree in mom's backyard.  The tree was only suppose to be 10 foot by 10 foot, yeah right!!!!
The picture of the butterfly was a happy chance.  Mom and I saw the butterfly flying around and I was hoping it would land somewhere I could get a shot.  The butterfly finally landed for about 2 seconds and I was able to get the shot.  Like I said "A Happy Chance".



If you would like to participate or see what other people have taken shots of this week, head on over to Studio Waterstone.  You will have a blast seeing all the wonderful macro shots.

18 comments:

  1. The lilac picture is so beautiful.. my favorite. The lily pictures are great too...I can't wait until mine open so I can take a closer look too!! Great Job!

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  2. What a beautiful garden you must have and I can tell your Mom tends it so well.
    I love the delicate ruffled edge on the first lily, and the butterfly is gorgeous.
    Jenni

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  3. I love the lilies and what a gorgeous butterfly! Your garden must be lovely!

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  4. Great flower shot. I agree with your mom - I love the pollen pic. My lilies are trying to bloom, but our drought has them a bit down.

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  5. Beautiful flowers! Such a great shot of the butterfly!

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  6. Gorgeous! What a beautiful flower garden! The close ups of the lilies are amazing! Beautiful shots!!

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  7. I see why your mom is so happy! Who wouldn't be with a garden like that! Your photos are beautiful, great shot of the butterfly!

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  8. Beth, your Mom and I have a lot in common! She'll like the site i linked to in my I heart macro post. It's hard to tell, but that may be a bridal veil that is blooming, we have one that blooms in late May and is wild too nd I keep cutting it back but it takes over. LOVE the swallowtail!

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  9. Wow!!! What a fantastic shot of the butterfly!! And the top lilies look like their petals are made of soft cotton :) Just gorgeous!

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  10. LOVE the orange flower and the butterfly. you are so lucky to get that shot! nice.

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  11. Beth, your first shot of the lilly with the ruffled edges is just wonderful - and the colour of those stamens - magic! Love the butterfly too - what a fabulous shot.

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  12. What beautiful pictures! I LOVE the greenish-yellow with the pollen. LOVE the butterfly, too! I can never catch things like that. Bravo for you.

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  13. Oh the butterfly - what a great surprise! : ) I love lilacs!!!

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  14. Daylilys already? Wow, you're lucky! Ours aren't ready yet, hopefully a few more weeks ;) I love that one with the pollen on the stamen - gorgeous! and way cool on the butterfly too.

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  15. Gorgeous pictures and flowers.

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  16. Beth these are awesome! the one of the butterly is truly magical! Auntie V.

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  17. Gorgeous pics! I love lilies.

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