Sunday, July 3, 2011

Poppies for Mosaic Monday

 

poppie mosaic

 

The poppies are blooming in profusion in one of the beds of the Sandbox.   In the early morning you can find me out there in my housecoat with the camera trying to capture them before the breeze comes up and blows them here and there.   It must have been a mixed packet of seed that I strew in the flowerbed because the blooms are either a deep red, a peachy pink with a white fringe or a orange red.  We had a rain storm last night and this morning they were covered with rain drops.   I have also discovered in learning photoshop elements that there are loads of brushes to download and use in your photos.   I am fascinated with them.   These brushes are frames that came from Deviant Art.  

 

I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.   Hope you had a wonderful long weekend.  The weather was perfect here for outside activities or just a long afternoon nap on a chaize lounge in the shade.   As always your comments are so appreciated.  Valerie

19 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, Hope you had a wonderful long weekend. Gorgeous mosaic, love the raindrop shot. Take care:)

Snap said...

Beautiful poppies! The color is grand!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
I enjoy the various techniques you use as much as you do creating the photos.
Judith

Mary said...

Oh, I have always wanted to plant poppies! Yours are beautiful!

Carol said...

Beautiful mosaic, such pretty poppies!

Shelia said...

What a lovely mosaic!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vee said...

Oh that is so pretty that you could frame it! Just stunning.

Marydon said...

Awesome, love your mosaic. My poppies are not coming up this year. :(

May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land ... may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.

Happy 4th, my friend,

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Jill Harrison said...

Valarie, I always love dropping into your garden through Mosaic Monday and seeing how it is progressing and what you have flowering. You always have something beautiful to show us. These poppies are lovely - I have never grown them, but I am thinking I might plant some this year.
Thanks again for sharing and have a wonderful week.

Bernie said...

Simply beautiful! Poppies are not something I can grow here, so it's been a joy to see your beauties.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Gorgeous poppies and they make a beautiful mosaic!

Teagarden said...

I love poppies! Thanks for sharing!
Markus

Pondside said...

I love my poppies - I never know where they'll come up and I enjoy the surprise. This year I was happy to see several pale pink poppies I'd planted last year. In our old house we had ruffled poppies and I'd like to get some more of those.

Ingmarie We said...

Very sweet mosaic. Lov e poppies too, the double whites and blacks and pinks and....

Karen said...

Valerie, you have shared some wonderful poppies with us today. Love all the colors and the Photoshop frames, you always have something new going on!

Lorrie said...

I love the photos and the background. And those brushes. Such a great mosaic! I hope you are enjoying this first Monday of July!

Suzy said...

Beautiful poppies! Happy Holiday weekend!

podso said...

I just love poppies! Beautiful mosaic--you are so creative!

Georgianna said...

Gorgeous peonies, Val. I threw a lot of seed around this spring but it was to cool and damp for anything to grow.

Oh, my, I'm excited that you discovered brushes – very addictive! Have fun! – g