Monday, April 16, 2012

Pruning the Hydrangeas

Working about the garden, pruning, raking, rebuilding stone walls that Zoe took apart looking for the chipmunks or squirrels that tease her so. I looked down to pick up a pile to take to the compost when I saw these. Pee Gee hydrangea flowers, dry and brittle and so beautiful. Put them in the scanner and although parts are out of focus, the scan really gives the feel of the fragility of these spent flowers.

I just went outside to see if the stars were out, overcast so no stars but the frogs and peeper are singing away. I love spring.

Hydrangea 1

Hydrangea 2


  1. I really love your scanned images Liz - they give a completely different feel to the photographic image

  2. Thanks so much Rosie and Sarah S. The scanned images are fascinating to me as I put a box over the scanner, so parts are in and out of focus. I was actually hoping that this would allow for much more depth and in focus, but I haven't discovered that trick yet. More experimenting to do.

  3. I adore these images and they seem to dance on the page. Beautifully done.

  4. Thanks so much Susan, so glad you like them.


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