Good morning from a rather chilly, but sunny Hastings day. Just when you think the weather is getting warm we get hit by these spring storms. At least it isn’t snowing here like down in the South Island.
By going out with my camera I am really starting to take notice of and learning about flowers. I am not a gardener, I am actually allergic to a lot of weeds and am prone to infections should I even go near a garden. But I do appreciate the lovely gardens around me. I must apologise for getting ranunculus mixed up with peonies. Now I must google the flowers to check that I actually have the right name to the flower. I do know that this image is of lilacs as I bumped into a horticulturalist who showed my what to look out for. When I do my quotes I try to keep to the meaning of the flowers. For example lilacs are both whimsical and childlike according to the website flower choice.com. It is full of a gentle, sophisticated promise of wisdom, celebrating a growth of innocence into experience – from childhood into adulthood. so I chose this quote from Confucious about the experience of gaining wisdom.
I cropped this image of some sunlit lilacs that I had taken.
Then I made these three embellishments out of other photos from other lilac trees I have seen.
To give a more three dimensional look I changed the opacity of two of the embellishments, one at 70% and the other at 85%, while the third one was at 100%. It was just a matter of resizing and arranging to suit the image I had in my mind.
The text is Dumbledore 1 – chosen for it’s wise quality – I love Harry Potter.
Cheers and have a nice day.