Hello my friends. Do you have fair weather where you are? We are having a spate of grey days. I'm okay with that. A really well-respected professional photographer once told me it's much better to take photos on grey days as full sun bleaches out the colors of the landscape. It really is true. I just took my new Lumix out to see what it could do in the overcast day we have. The photo below is my 4th of July rose.. love.
My hibiscus bloomed inside.. so I did a test photo with the new FZ1000 - you know, to be honest, I've gotten amazing photos of this flower with all my cameras, even my iPhone.. LOL! I guess you can't take a bad photo of a red Hibiscus!
I'm loving my hanging baskets.. this one especially is amazing.. which Travis and Kristi gave me for Mother's Day.
Seeing what the new guy can do with the pond and waterfalls.. goodness.. everything is full and lush with the Spring rains we've had.
The smaller basket.
Our hosta garden.. is on the edge of our little forest.. and the weedy forest floor.. wildness juxtaposed with garden plants. :-)
Oregon is definitely a green place.
The Alstromeria is looking lovely.
Kristi found this Bellflower in the ground by the barn several years back and she pulled it up by the roots and planted it in a pot on the deck and it's come back every year. The rain has knocked it down so I think we'll have to tie it up.
More flowers that have come back from last year.
Million Bells that came back from last year.
It's looking pretty on the deck, but it's a little cool to be out enjoying it. :-)
My succulent basket is doing really well and I love it. I think some rocks on the soil would look neat, don't you?
We've put my garden flag up off the deck.
Kristi ran in to get her camera yesterday, she said a group of Cedar Waxwings were bathing in the creek. She got several photos and this one is the best.
She also got a photo of a robin in her nest, she said there were several hatchlings in there.
To test the zoom on my new camera I took this shot of my vintage lampshade from the den into the living room.. 50 or 60 feet from here. Not bad. But I'm still having trouble getting the camera to give me the Extended Optical Zoom. I will keep trying.
I'm off to the doctor today - I had my teeth cleaned yesterday and I asked the technician how my throat looked as it's been hurting really bad - he said it was red with white spots. Uh-oh. So, hopefully they'll give me something to knock this illness out of me. I have to lead a DAR Chorus at a big event coming soon so I need my voice! I hope your week is going well. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)