Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Juneuary in Portland

 We can't seem to get more than crumbs of the warm, sunny weather much of our country is having.  Just a little snip here and there for Juneuary in Portland.  When it cleared off for a few minutes on Saturday I ran right out to photograph the very first Dahlia bloom of the season.  They call this type a "novelty" dahlia.  No explanation needed for that!
 Naturally, I had to fool around with those scene features on the big-girl camera.  This is set to yellow only.  I love the way it turned the red parts almost silver.
 This is set to red only.  I probably didn't need to say that - har har!
And this setting turned it into a Zentangle!  I like the way the bud on the left side looks kind of like a little fairie hovering by in a balloon.
Let's have a swap!  I will send you a box of rain and you can send me a box of sunshine.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Such pretty blooms. Sounds like a deal. We're going to be heating up every day this week; I'll send some of it your way and take a little of your rain.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Some rain seems real nice right about now. If I could I would bottle up some sun and send it out your way.


vintage grey said...

Beautiful Dahlia, and fun photos with changing the colors! I like the one with the pop of red in the middle! Hoping for some sun your way! xo Heather

Annette said...

It's so cool that your camera will do that! Having such a gorgeous flower to photograph is cool too! I'm loving our sunshine and I would gladly share with you if I could. I'll be wishing by the end of the week that I could send you some of our temperatures too.

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh you just be quiet...I will gladly swap my dreadful next 7 days of hell for your glorious temps.....107'F for the boys to set off for 10 days of scout camp tomorrow. Claire has 7 season ending softball games this weekend at a cool 101'F....I die! Love this setting on your camera. All my plants are crispy again this year. Smiles...Renee

laurie -magpie ethel said...

can't believe you have a dahlia in bloom already...mine are not to that point yet. Loving the weather today and so glad I don't live in Kansas with Renee! I would MELT.

oldgreymare said...

I'll gladly give you as much sun as you want :D