Summer in a jug

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It’s been a wonderful summer here in southern New Zealand, in fact a record breaking one temperature wise. My garden has certainly loved the extra warmth, I’ve had a bumper crop of tomatoes and more cucumbers than I know what to do with, and the pumpkin has gone berserk,  as a result my pantry shelves are laden with jars of pickles and preserves. I’m in the midst of bottling unsweetened apple puree at the moment, I use it though the year as a base for smoothies, the apples (and all the fruit) have been very early in ripening this year. Now onto the photo, the cosmos flowers were beautiful this year too, these are self sown and come up though my veggie garden and I’m too kind hearted to pull them all out 🙂 Processing was simple. Fly vignette 24 @Soft Light 74% (desaturated with a hue saturation adjustment) and masked to taste from the focus flowers. Then Nik to tweak tone slightly. The texture is from the Fly Vignettes pack Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets. Or our Brush Page to buy our Photoshop brushes. We recommend : Topaz filters and Skylum software