Saturday, July 16, 2011

Framed Flowers

I think I am spending too much time playing,but I'm having so much fun.
I enjoy adding frames to my blog images and recently Steve showed me an easier way to accomplish this.
I will show you the results,but might have difficulty explaining the how-to.

This first image is a Clustered Bellflower.
This plant is quite invasive and I am trying to rid them from my gardens.
The flowers are beautiful,despite it's invasive nature.


Good old-fashioned Peonies are still a favourite of mine.
I have three shades of pink,this being the medium one.
This plant came from my Dad's yard,so I have a special attachment to it.


Jake loved his Lilies,so I have many different colors and varieties.
Again,they have more meaning to me now,than they ever did before.


I took these pictures earlier in the summer,and these were the only colors blooming at that time.


I do not have a proper name for this flower.What I do know is that it is hardy and has a very long blooming season.
They can also be a little invasive,but are readily controlled.

I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my 2011 flowers.
Obviously the frames show up better on some images than others.

Thought for Today:
One today is worth a thousand tomorrows.

41 comments:

  1. Ruth, your flowers are lovely! I just love this time of year when everything is in bloom and there is so much colour about! It's been rainy all this week around here. I'm hoping summer will return soon!
    All the best to you!

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  2. Framed or unframed, your photos are marvelous, Ruth... I always enjoy them... BUT--isn't it fun to learn something new????

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Your flowers are stunning Ruth. The frames are a beautiful addition to them and your header is so pretty. The purple iris just could not be prettier!!! Hope you're having a good weekend. Diane

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  4. Ruth, your framed flowers are gorgeous! What program do you use to do the frames?
    Have a great Sunday and a wonderful new week!

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  5. Ruth, your flower photos are just gorgeous, and I love your Thought For Today.

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  6. Ruth, your flowers are gorgeous. The lilies are some of my favorites too. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Thanks for sharing these beautiful, beautiful flowers1 Great shots! Love the frame on that Tiger Lily and the Bellflower. Really makes the photos pop

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  8. Love the photos! Hope that you are keeping well,

    Jane

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  9. they're beautiful - i'd even welcome the invasive ones... and i like the framing! i've seen it on a couple of other blogs and always think it sets the photo off even more.

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  10. Ruth, anyone will tell you that I am horticulturally challenged and I readily admit it. However, I do know what I like and I love this series even if I don't know what I'm looking at without captions.

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  11. These are absolutely stunning, Ruth, with or without frames. But I am interested in knowing how you did the frames. It's hard to pick a favorite from this series, but I'm partial to the peony. Maybe because we always had a peony bush when I was growing up. It's also our state flower. :)

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  12. I'm b-a-a-a-c-k! THE BOSS says she thinks the mystery flower is a coreopsis.

    I think it's yellow but what do I know?

    Oh yeah.....go stand in the corner.

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  13. Your photos of the flowers are beautiful, and so are your frames. In my opinion, we can learn a lot while 'playing' on the computer, and it's obvious you have learned how to create beautiful frames.

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  14. So very pretty, Ruth. I like the way the frames set them off.

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  15. This is a wonderful "Thought for the day"....

    I like to put frames on my pictures as well...May I say that your pictures are stunning....
    Blessings,
    shug

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  16. I guess my favorite is the beautiful peony. But the bellflower is so beautiful, I would not be able to get rid of it. For how long does it bloom? Long enough to be worth it? Your pictures are stunning, as usual!!

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  17. ruth...you will never know how happy i was to read your words today, you can never have too much fun!!!

    your blooms are georgeous and well photographed. beautiful thought for today & everyday!! xo

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  18. They're all lovely Ruth! The framing looks wonderful.

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  19. A lady in our area found one of those clustered bellflowers in her garden and wondered what it was - now I was able to tell her! Great pics and frames.

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  20. Absolutely beautiful Ruth and playtime is always to be cherished. You know the old saying, 'all work and no play make Jack a dull boy'.

    I had missed so many of your posts, blogger did not bring them up for me . I have caught up now and really like your new background and format.

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  21. Beautiful flowers. I really love the tiger lilies, especially the copper colored ones. I'm a little slow in posting blogs lately. Had too many appointments etc. but I'm accumulating them in my head and hope to get down to posting soon.

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  22. Hi,Ruth.
    I'm glad to meet your wonderful blog.
    Those are all splendid.
    I like the second,pink peony very much. The last one has shadow. It takes good effect.
    Thank you very much for sharing.

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  23. amen to that last quote, here is to today! have a happy one. the flowers are absolutely gorgeous. what you did to frame is what i do for my headers, you are right, it is beautiful and easy to do

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  24. Oh Wow Ruth, your flowers are gorgeous and how I love those frames around them.I have been trying frames myself but haven´t found the ones so beautiful like yours. Is that a system or a site where I can find the how to´s? I put your name on my give-away list Ruth. Thank you for joining.

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  25. Ruth,
    Your flowers are gorgeous! I really like the purple invasive ones! :)

    PS. Love your header photo for July!

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  26. Your flower pictures are totally beautiful, and I like the way you have framed them. I have some peonies from my parent's farm; however, this year I didn't get any blooms. I don't think I get enough sun to suit them.

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  27. Your photographs are lovely, as are your flowers. I like the frames too. Nice work!

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  28. Gorgeous flower shots Ruth, and you have done a wonderful job displaying each and every one. Great that Steve could show you how.
    I also have some Poenies from my family's home.
    B.

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  29. Such gorgeous images - LOVE your framing of them...

    Wanna share how? ;o)

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  30. Beautiful flowers Ruth! I have no experience with Peonies. Someday! It's so much fun to learn new things, isn't it?

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  31. I love flowers. You have some pretty flowers, Ruth!

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  32. great to hear that your enjoying the summer and your beautiful flowers...the mystery flower could be false sunflower.(not sure of the proper name)..Love the frames around your pics..

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  33. Fantastic photos. So many lovely flowers. The peonies are my favourites too.

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  34. Hey, I just came across your blog by doing a bit of blog-surfing and I'm glad I did! I've added myself as your newest follower, and I hope you'll check out my Christian blogs as well:

    Dakota's Nature Photos

    A Look at Life from a Deerstand

    In Christ,
    Dakota

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  35. The frames look wonderful with these picture perfect blooms!

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous, Ruth! I think the frames work well and I do a similar if not identical process in photoshop and like it very much. I need to try it on some images that I post.

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  37. NEVER too much time spent at play! Your flowers are gorgeous and of course your photos are great, too! I love those frames - great job!

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  38. Lovely flowers, Ruth, and they look so nice in their frames. I am going to study Steve's directions for making a frame when I return home and try to figure it out! I know so little about PhotoShop and I've had it for a year or two.

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  39. Your flowers are beautiful! Not sure what that first one is, but despite it's invasive nature, it is quite lovely.

    Always loved peonies too!

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Ruth