Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Eye Candy

I couldn't stand it any longer, camera in hand with macro lens attached, I went to my favorite garden center yesterday afternoon.  I was not disappointed, they were filled to over-flowing with colors that could cure any winter-worn soul.  And by the size of the crowds there were many winter-worn souls filling up carts with flowers in hopes of bringing spring to their colorless yards.











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The word of the week is "mesmerize"....which means to hold someone in your thrall, as if they are hypnotized or spellbound.  I become mesmerized every time I visit my garden center with all the beauty that abounds.  And to tie this word into our weekly Bible study that is concluding this week...I think Boaz must have been mesmerized by Ruth almost as soon as she arrived in Bethlehem.  I have been sharing my weekly word with my Bible Study group trying to tie the word into our studies.  It's been fun, but we are ending this week and won't return again until Fall.  Many of us continue our gathering each week at Barnes & Noble.  Last summer we focused on "The Fruits of the Spirit" taking one every two weeks and sharing our experiences...perhaps patience is one to revisit.

"The front door to springtime is a photographer's best friend."  ~ Terri Guillemets

Until next time.....






28 comments:

  1. These images are luscious! So much vibrancy and color. This really makes me want a macro lens. :/

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  2. What a fun opportunity to take picutres of such beauty. These photos take my breath away, Deanna!

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  3. The red and white tulips make my heart sing this morning.

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  4. Deanna, these are absolutely GORGEOUS!
    Happy day to you!

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  5. gorgeous blooms. no wonder you enjoy your visits there. fun!! ( :

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  6. Those are all so beautiful, but I LOVE the pics of the bleeding heart. Gorgeous!

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  7. ...and you didn't disappoint either! These are gorgeous.

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  8. Oh, I see some beautiful flowers here! And {wink, wink} a lot of pink. :-D

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  9. Wow- gorgeous...I don't know how you kept from buying one of each!!

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  10. these are gorgeous, deanna. really liked 3rd and 4th!

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  11. Wowza, how pretty! I really love the second one.

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  12. OH yeah you found some beautiful blooms for sure.

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  13. Garden centres such havens for the flower starved....

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  14. pretty all of them and each stunning.. but my favorite today is your last photo image -- it captured my heart today - just so lovely and light looking I am drawn to it.. Thanks for sharing all these flowers and boy, do I love flowers!!!
    Hugs

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  15. Stunning! These are all so dreamy and wonderful. They make me sigh with happiness. Especially loved the dainty bleeding hearts and the variegated tulip blooms.

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  16. beautiful shots! i especially like the one of the bright pink tulips against the blue back ground of little flowers. happy spring!

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  17. Such wonderful florals Deanna, it is a relief to see the flowers again after the long winter months...congrats on your blogaversary to!

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  18. These are so stunning! I needed these beautiful pictures on this gray day!

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  19. I thought eye candy was a great looking male like; George Clooney or Cary Grant (they could be twins) but I can see how these sumptuous blossoms fit the bill, too.

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  20. You found some amazingly beautiful flowers and your third shot completely mesmerizes me. Incredible choice of composition and seriously rockin clarity.

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  21. Your flower shots are beautiful. I'm partial to the anemones--they are one of my favourite spring flowers.

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  22. SOOO gorgeous!! I can almost smell their lovely fragrance :)

    Hugs to you!

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  23. These are all breathtaking Deanna. Garden centers are so fun to go to

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  24. Oh my gosh, Deanna, I was at the arboretum today, thinking of you. Also went to the garden center on Monday. Got halfway through the post yesterday. Too bad we don't live closer to each other. :-)

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  25. How fun to go to your garden center. I love to do that. Fabulous photos my friend.

    Hugs~

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