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Spring

Spring has sprung

“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.” ~ Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

In just a few days time we will be heading yet again into the summer months, my least favourite months of the year weather wise, due to the suffocating humidity we usually experience here in the sub-tropics of Australia.

Purple and blue

Yes, the truth of the matter is, I strongly dislike the heat, and that will be the end of my whinging, I promise. I mean, surely there has to be a positive aspect, or even two, to the summer months?

This summer I will be making an extra effort to look for the more favourable aspects of the hot weather. During spring I have already begun to do so, by looking at my garden through wide open eyes, taking photos of the beautiful new growth that has popped up out of seemingly nowhere, overnight at times, to produce the most beautiful colours imaginable!

Shades of purple

Over the past two months I have constantly carted my camera around the garden with me to capture the beauty, before the heat sizzles the pretty colours away.

Today’s photos show just a smattering of the colour show in my garden.

To enhance my photos I have (finally) found a program on my computer which improves the colour and also resizes the photos, reducing the pixels, therefore speeding up the loading process of the photos onto the computer page.

Okay, okay, I know; everyone knows how to do this already. I can hear the groans from here. What can I say? I’m a slow learner, although a rather chuffed blogger, having learned something new today!

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8 thoughts on “Spring

  1. You should be chuffed. It sometimes takes a while to settle into a program that will help you with those things. I started with Picasa because it was dead easy. And here I am today using Photoshop. One step at a time. 🙂

    Your flowers look so beautiful. All that color is wonderful, especially since our color here now is mostly in the brown and gray ranges.

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    1. I usually rely on my teenagers to help me with things I’m stumped on with the computer, but with the photo resizing, even they didn’t know, other than to tell me the photos were too big and needed reducing! I’m going to look into Picasa as well, Robin. I just want to learn more about photography. It’s such a great way to keep memories alive. 🙂

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  2. You should try Picnik too, Joanne. Like Picasa, it’s free and easy to use. Be careful you don’t get bit by the photography bug…lol! Or is it already too late? 😉

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  3. Fantastic post, very colourful photos of spring It sometimes takes a while to settle into a program that will help you with those things. I started with Picasa because it was dead easy. And here I am today using Photoshop.

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    1. I’m still at the playing around with programmes stage, Claudia, and loving the changes and enhancements I am able to make to my photos! I wish I had discovered Picasa earlier. 🙂

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  4. Your flowers look so beautiful. All that color is wonderful, especially since our color here now is mostly in the brown and gray ranges, thanks for the post.

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