i am excited to get all my nursery plants into pots ...

you know ~ for the full bloom effect ...

(and boy, do they ever need to be potted after this weekend's storms!)

but you know what?


while we have been waiting for the clouds to part ~ mother nature keeps on growing ...

and i've been wandering about the yard taking in the new life ...

looking up close and being quite astounded 
at what we sometimes miss because of focussing on the 'full mounty' ... ;)


like these 'pussy toes' ...

tiny low growing flowers that are freely growing in our lawn 

and over the years we have avoided mowing them allowing them to spread and spread ...

can you imagine a full carpet of these softies?


i was totally wow'd to discover this new growth on our new ponderosa pine tree ...

a gift from our son's girlfriend's mom ~ i wasn't sure if it had survived the winter ...

i guess it did!

love how the cones form a flower ... :)


and these little darlings will bloom and turn into tasty little bits of fruit ...

dark, delicious and tart ~ chokecherries!


and what would the garden be without the continuous growth of chives ...

bursting into bloom already!

more bits of new life tomorrow ...

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now i do have to get out to the garden bench 

and get potting ~

hoping you'll do a little up close admiring in your yard or park ~ 
wonders are everywhere!

wishing you well ...

xo

ps. in taking images and learning more about processing,
i have found textures to really enhance and add an artful appeal ...
if you would like to learn about this
and be inspired, please do visit kim's café where she offers
free textures, tutorials as well as online e.courses :)

2 comments:

Deidra said...

Thanks so much for the close up look. I agree. We miss so much when we only look from a distance. It looks as if you must have gotten right down on the ground to catch some of these images. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

hi deidra! i guess i kinda have this thing for how miraculous each and every living thing is created and i need to get up r e a l close (or is it just my age ~ like needing my glasses all the time ~ lol!)
and yes ... belly to the ground for lots of shots!
thanks always,
xoxo pg