Category Archives: gardening

Lost peonies

I took these photos of peonies a few months ago, but didn’t put them on Flickr because I thought they were messed up. Turns out I was looking at them through a cheaper monitor that makes bright colors appear blown … Continue reading

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Reflections

Since it’s Monday morning here, I thought I’d start with a peaceful, soothing image. Hope everyone had a great weekend. This was taken at a lovely public garden–one of our favorite places to just stroll and reflect on all the … Continue reading

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Goin’ crazy with texture

Remember when I said the craziest-looking textures can sometimes work with your photos? I created the image above with a free texture from darkwood67’s collection on Flickr. (There are tons of free textures on Flickr, by the way.) The texture … Continue reading

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Is it real or is it Memorex?

Some soft tones for you this morning. This is almost SOOC (straight-out-of-camera) except for some tweaking of the brightness.  I played with the exposure and focus here.   This was taken in a place called Tlaquepaque (pronounced “tuh-lack-ee-pack-ee”) in the Sedona, … Continue reading

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Imperfection and conformity

We had a lot of rain yesterday, so my coneflowers are a bit bedraggled. But imperfection can be photogenic too…. I think our culture is obsessed with perfection. Everyone on TV has to have perfect white teeth, perfect bodies, perfect … Continue reading

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Thank you, WordPress people!

shelter, originally uploaded by Ms._Pearl. What a day I had yesterday. I knew something was up when I noticed a huge spike in my blog views. Totally forgot to check my blog email, or I would have seen that my blog … Continue reading

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Serendipity, echinacea & Mexican gourmet

Once again I’m overwhelmed by the connections made through the Internet. Yesterday, I clicked on a link in someone else’s blog and it took me to the nicest place. A photography blog with simply amazing photos and the gentlest spirit … Continue reading

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Marigolds and PSE 8

These marigolds are kinda cheery, yeah? I’m not a huge fan, but the larger ones are kinda’ nice. They’re supposed to ward off bugs if you want to plant them around your tomatoes. (The scent isn’t real pleasant.) Here’s a … Continue reading

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Summer blooms

More booty from the nursery: Lantana. I never noticed this plant until I lived in California, then saw it everywhere. I tend to kill it, so won’t be buying one soon. I think I overwatered it, which I tend to … Continue reading

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Nursery finds

Mr. Pearl and I went to a new nursery yesterday, thinking it would be just like the original, only farther away. Sadly, it was a fraction of the size and they didn’t even have landscaping sand, which we came for. But … Continue reading

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