flowers

Lily-of-the-Valley

Another small scented treasure that's flowering in my garden at the moment. Lily-of-the-valley is one of my favourite flowers and I look forward to its season every year.  It's amazing how such a small flower can give so much fragrance, a tiny sprig can fill a room...

Vase of Lisianthus

After a hectic summer working non-stop, I decided to treat myself by reinvesting my earnings in a Photographic lighting studio set-up. Its still very basic. (more about that next time) And as Canon 5D had no flash I had to buy one. At least i'm ready for those darker...

Bluebells

It's been a while since we updated the blog, we've both been busy with other things.  I've been trying to get my garden organised amongst other things, I spent some of today planting my vegetable garden, I'm looking forward to heirloom rainbow carrots this season...

Forgetmenot

I was thrilled to find these still in flower in my garden a couple of weeks back, usually I'd have to wait till spring to see them but our winter here in Dunedin has been relatively mild so far, but as the old saying goes "as the days grow longer, the cold grows...

Ode to Spring

Tulips are such elegant flowers and in a way I'd love to be able to grow them en-masse like this, but massed bedding displays don't really suit my style of gardening as I garden by the "overflowing and abundance" cottage garden method. Thankfully the botanic gardens...

Blue and White

You know that spring is well and truly here when the grape hyacinths or muscari are in flower.  I photographed this bunch in my newly purchased "little white jug" bought especially (and cheaply too I must add) for photographic purposes, I was imagining a bunch of...

Daisies

Some soft pastel prettiness to start the week. Flowers are in short supply here at the end of our New Zealand winter but spring can't be far away, I noticed a solitary crocus in flower in my garden the other day, which reminds me I must go and check to see if the...

Cherry Blossoms

This is a simple version of the desaturated Cherry Blossom image I have up on Flickr. I'm not showing the full version's recipe because it incorporates a new texture from the upcoming pack! We hope to complete the new pack soon, so please watch this space! To get this...

New Dawn

One from a while back when my roses were in full bloom, there are still some late season flowers but summer is gone for another year. The soft pink of the New Dawn rose and a blue sponge-ware jug are a great combination in my eyes! I decided to process this softly...I...

sweet peas

These sweet peas were growing over a neighbours fence and I appropriated a few flowers on my way past for photographic purposes. *notes to self to remember to plant some seeds next year*. Processed as follows: Curves layer to adjust the contrast Archival canvas @...