Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Flower Challenge with Lori Moon

One of my creative friends Lori Moon, whom I met through an online course, is starting a beautiful flower challenge on her blog for the month of May.  The minute I heard this I knew I was in--I love flowers!  I love to paint them, photograph them and of course smell them, grow them and be surrounded by them.  May is one of my favorite months in the year.  I got married in May and the flowering crab apple trees were in full bloom on that day which made it even more memorable.

I'm going to start by sharing two of my favorite flower photographs that I've taken and still can't believe they are actual photos that were not touched up even one bit with any photo editing software.

This beautiful pink tulip was taken of one flower out of a bouquet I bought for myself when I was home sick from work for a few months.  Again, it turned out amazingly just with my zoom on my Nikon Minolta and no editing.

This is a flower from my climbing rose that I believe is called Polka.  It's not only soft and pretty but it smells amazing too - almost like exotic, perfume-y tea is how I often describe it to others.

I hope you enjoyed the flowers I shared today.  Please stop over and visit some of the other challenge participants if you can.  Their flowers, whether photos, paintings or drawings are sure to brighten your day.  Thanks for visiting!


  1. What a beautiful challenge! Flowers are amongst my favorite things to paint and i can't get enough of them. Naures way to say: Celebrate! Happy 1st of may!

  2. I agree, Martina - such beautiful things to enjoy and paint! When I started painting consistently flowers were my main subject matter I love May, so I'm so glad it's finally here. Thanks for visiting today.


  3. Totally beautiful photos for the floral challenge - can't wait to see what the rest of the month brings.

  4. Jill, I am so glad that you have joined in the flower fun! Your photos are beautiful. That rose picture is gorgeous!!!

  5. Thought the tulip was dyed fabric! Then the rose had the lovely draped of fabric. Flowers are just so Gorgeous!


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