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Finally getting around to posting again after being in a bit of a blue funk for the past several months. I think I just got burnt out over the holidays trying to do too much and hyper focusing on posting holiday items on Zazzle. Blogging was just one more thing on my already too long to-do list, and it felt futile and pointless there for a while.

About a month ago I was feeling a little down and decided to do some photo manipulation for a bit of a pick-me-up. This one turned out so well I just had to share it:

These lovely red lilies were photographed back in July while out on a walk. I spotted them growing in front of a shed at the edge of somebody’s yard. I Love the interesting color and texture that created behind the lilies. The lady that lives there grows a plethora of gorgeous flowers. Some day when I am feeling brave I may ask for a tour and permission to photograph more extensively. (I NEVER set foot on someone’s property to get a picture without asking.)

For those of you who are interested in the nitty-gritty of how I attained the lovely effects in this photo:

In addition to playing with the lighting, contrast, and focus, there are several layers of texture photos such as: macro shots of the inside of my wok –where the Teflon has started flaking off– and some of a finger painting session my toddler did in sour cream on the sliding glass doors. The finishing touch –which occurred to me as I was laying in bed, falling asleep and mulling over what was missing to pull it all together–was to add a purplish-blue tint to each corner using semi-transparent gradients.

red lilies by Dawna Morton
red lilies by Dawna Morton
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In this elegant digital photo of some red lilies glowing in the summer sunlight, tinting and textures, combined with warm glints of golden color, create splashes of energy, ebb and flow, and an aura of magic shimmering with romance.

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On another walk during the beginning of July, I spotted these stunning little clover with their magnificent red leaves growing at the edge of a parking lot near the sidewalk. I’m pretty sure they are a hare’s foot trefoil, although they are really different from the fairly drab one’s I photographed later in the season a summer or two ago, because they still have the characteristic rabbit’s foot shaped blossoms.
hares foot trefoil, red leaves by Dawna Morton


hares foot trefoil, red leaves by Dawna Morton
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Photo of hare’s foot trefoil with red leaves in front of a dark background.

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Here is another photo I took of another sprig of clover in the same location that day. Notice the lovely color variation in the flowers, which is quite stunningly different from the uniform pale lavender blossoms in the 1st photo. The burgundy spikes mixed with the whitish fluff is quite dramatic. I am assuming they are still just another variety of Hare’s foot trefoil, although I’m certainly no expert on the subject. Since St.Patrick’s day is coming up next month, I’m wondering which is considered more lucky though, a four-leaf clover or one with blossoms shaped like rabbit’s feet? 😉 Lol.
hares foot trefoil, red leaves 2 by Dawna Morton
hares foot trefoil, red leaves 2 by Dawna Morton
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Photo of hare’s foot trefoil with red leaves in front of a golden, softly focused background. This little clover wildflower has a distinctive rich color and elegant form.

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Here are some more wildflowers photos I took on one of my many walks this summer, and another wildflower bouquet my daughter made for me 🙂 She does make beautiful bouquets.

Redstem Filaree by Dawna Morton
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Focal black and white of a tiny Pink Redstem Filaree wildflower–also known as Storksbill, Cranesbill, Clocks, or Alfilaria. surrounded by shadow this blossom glows in the warm summer sunlight.

I like the sense of elegance given o this one with the focal black and white.

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A green bush provides an interestingly textured background for a sprig of pale pink sweet pea blossoms glowing in the summer sunlight.

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wildflower bouquet by Dawna Morton
wildflower bouquet 2 by Dawna Morton
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A wildflowers bouquet of daisies, clovers, redstem filaree, and dandelion glows in warm summer sunlight in front of a dark blue tinted background.

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Here are some more wildflower pictures I took while out walking this summer. It’s taken me a bit longer than usual to get these posted with all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Hope you enjoy them anyway…
sweet peas by Dawna Morton
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A cluster of pink sweet peas with a soft, dreamy, focal black and white background on a bright summer’s day.

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During one of my many walks around town My daughter picked theses wildflowers for me while I was taking pictures. We rounded the corner towards home and the afternoon sun lit up the bouquet she made of them so prettily we stopped to take another picture. I had always thought the larger blue flower towards the top of the arrangement was a cornflower, but it turns out that it is common chicory. I loved the little fluffy looking puff balls in this bouquet as well–they catch the light beautifully. It turns out they are a variety of clover called “hare’s foot trefoil.” Now that I know what they are called, I can see how they resemble little rabbit’s feet. Then there is some common white clover and the purple kind is called Red Sweet Clover. She sure did a nice job of arranging them into a pretty bouquet 🙂

wildflower bouquet by Dawna Morton
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Bouquet of hare’s-foot trefoil, white clover, and purple clover, topped with a blue Cichorium Intybus (common chicory) blossom. Afternoon summer sunlight causes dramatic highlights on individual tufts of fluff and flower petals as well as making the gravel road sparkle in the background.

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I liked this picture so much I also tinkered around with using various tints on it.

wildflower bouquet, amber by Dawna Morton
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The color of this amber tinted photo is like sepia tone, only more vibrant.

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wildflower bouquet, pink by Dawna Morton
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this version is infused with a delicate pink tint.

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wildflower bouquet, black and white by Dawna Morton
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wildflower bouquet, aqua tint by Dawna Morton
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wildflower bouquet, yellow by Dawna Morton
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A light yellow tint adds a little more of a cheerful glow to this version of the picture.

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