This is an unretouched photo--the sky was actually that pink that evening! We'd taken a boat tour of the harbor (this was when the waterfalls were staged around downtown) and we passed by the statue as the sky was glowing in this color. It didn't last too long, but oh, how beautiful it was!
I do like the Amaryllis for the beautiful flowers that seem to come up so suddenly! I usually have the green stems growing in my apartment window and every so often I turn and it seems as though the flowers simply appeared! They grow so fast and tall they need some bracing, but then they bloom so beautifully in the window. And I like that they'll usually bloom twice a year and then just give long green leaves until they are ready to go again.
I love how tulips look in the sun with the sheerness between the overlapping petals and their softness. It always does mean that spring is just about here. And I think we need this reminder with the upcoming cold weather still hanging on! I hope these are safe under the snow and I'll see their descendants when I'm walking in the park in April....
Here's another picture from Ireland in October 2014. This is with Staigue Fort behind me (likely another picture from there in the future!) and looking south to South Kerry/Cork Beara Peninsula. I just loved the way the setting sun was over to the west and yet the light was almost beaming upward as it came off the water. With hay, sheep, water, mountains, winding roads, clouds and sun, it does feel like a very Kerry picture to me!
This is one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken. I was visiting California in 2009 and my authors Sandy Chvostal (Sandra Paul) and Barbara Joel (Barbara McCauley) and Barbara Benedict took me to Rogers Gardens. The day was beautiful, the flowers were gorgeous and I loved the spot of red in the purple. I’ve blown this up for my wall, used it for my credit card, and often as a background. It still makes me smile to remember how fabulous it was to be with like-minded people, good friends, laughter and sunshine. Thanks, guys!
Here’s a picture from Coomakista Pass, Kerry. It’s about five miles from where my dad was born, and the family had gone for a cousin’s wedding. The wind was tremendous, but you can only tell in the wispy clouds. The Pass is pretty much at the tip of the Ring of Kerry, looking south to Cork. It’s an impressive place--the light sparkling, the shadows falling, the blue was a bit stronger and the greens a bit deeper, but I think this is kinda cool, too, where the waters are blending together. I like this memory for sure! :)