Sunday, 18 February 2007

February 18 ~ Open Wide


It's a beautiful, crisp and clear day today - unfortunately, I don't feel up to getting out there and enjoying it! LOL We're having a lovely lazy Sunday pottering around the house instead.

The farthest I'm venturing today is the back garden; our daffodils are a riot of vibrant yellow, and the last of the crocuses are open. This one is from the back garden - I brought it in unopened and put it in a glass of water in my "studio". This wide-open view is the result. I liked the way the stamens and scattered pollen were so prominent; it just had to become today's photo!

I've just realized that I only have 2 weeks left before I'm packed off to Birmingham again on yet another course. Guess it's time to get cracking on the pre-course prep work. Good thing work is quiet enough at present that I can get it done there, and not at home.

I hope that the day is good to you all, and that you enjoy yourselves - whatever you may be up to!

{{{HUGS}}} to those that want 'em! :)

14 comments:

CG said...

This is a really different view of a crocus - i like the sharpness abd detail and the way it stands out so well against the BG.

Hope you enjoy your relaxing Sunday before the busy week starts again.

{{HUGS}} back at you :)

CG said...

Phil says to tell you he still has his Mamiya!!

Would be great to link blogs; will do it now :)

Cheers xx

talj said...

Lovely shot Anna, the colours really stand out nicely :o) Enjoy your sunday (((HUGS)))

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Annie said...

I'll take your hug anyday of the week.

I wish I had your garden full of riotous color. Nothing here has bloomed - yet.

Your Sunday sounds much like my Sunday - a wonderful day doing a little of this and that.

Kaycee said...

Great color and detail, AB! I hope that you and Chris had a relaxing weekend!

Anna said...

This is wonderful Anna...nice colors and I love the background. Have a great week!

Pat said...

Love it! What a nice specimen and I can hardly imagine all the daffodils in rioting colour in your garden! Wow! and we're under so much snow.

thanks for the hug. I sure needed it.

Nicole said...

That is beautiful. I cannot get over what you see when you think "hey that would be a cool picture". That is why I am not a photographer!! It is very lovely.

Faye Pekas said...

I want them! {{{HUGS}}} back at ya. This flower looks so delicate. I can't wait until ours start blooming.

RUTH said...

A fabulous photo and Ill have one of those hugs and send one back.

Anna said...

How beautiful! I LOVE flowers. I can't WAIT for the weather to warm up so I can start landscaping this barren yard!! LOL Planting flowers & tending to flower beds is theraputic for me..seriously. I love it! I love seeing what you & the other Anna (who knew there were this many Anna's in the blog world? LOL) have up for your pictures for the day. =)

eurorebs said...

Thought of you when I had my pb toast this morning :) Good stuff.

Beautiful shot, by the way. I'm always in awe of people that have a gift with photography.

Pat said...

Hey Anna, did you have a good day at work?