First Roses

Thought of the Day … Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. -Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858

As you may recall, I’ve complained about the Pacific Northwest weather. There is one thing that makes all that rain worth while…

Our first roses… I didn’t get photos of my first rose this year, but it was time to “deadhead” [remove dead flowerheads from a plant to encourage further blooming] so I wanted to share what I saw this morning…

These are SOOC* (gotta get to work…)

Double Delight


f/5.6 @ 1/640


f/5.6 @ 1/1000

Climbing (not sure name)


f/5.6 @ 1/320


f/5.6 @ 1/500

Henry Fonda


f/5.6 @ 1/1000

Princess Diana


f/5.6 @ 1/500

The sweetest thing God made in my life has a soul… I love you, Sweetie!


f/5.6 @ 1/125

Desaturated, layer for scarf and Pioneer Woman’s Quick Edge Burn Action

Have a GREAT DAY, everyone!

*SOOC = Straight Out of Camera – no editiing