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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FALL DRIED PLANTS


Fall is moving in fast. Love this season. Even though the plants turn inward from life at this time of year they are still beautiful in their transition. 

Fall is a great time to photograph plants and also to collect them in their dried state. A large beautiful tied bunch hung on your exterior doors is a wonderful greeting to visitors and you alike.


18 comments:

  1. If you hung all those luscious sunflower seeds on my door, there would be a thousand birds descending to eat them. They sure are lovely!

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    1. Barb, I suppose the flowers in my photo can be mistaken for dried sunflowers but they really are some form of daisies that I found around here. Thanks for the nice comment. I hope to find more dried plants this weekend. it's a fall ritual with me. -- thanks -- barbara

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  2. A friend of harvested a few of her giant sunflowers, dried them out, and hung one of the flowers seed-side up as a bird feeder from a tree in her back yard! I thought that was a fun way to use that particular dried flower! :-) (Most of our flowers froze before they could dry).

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    1. Laloofah -- I used to grow lots of sunflowers in Ky and did a similar thing with the heads as your friend. The seeds went quickly from the heads but I never caught anyone eating them. Sorry about your flowers. Maybe on some of your trail walks you can find some native plants or weeds as some call them, to just put somewhere to enjoy their beauty -- thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  3. One of my hanging baskets this year had flowers trailing almost to the ground. Their season is gone, they are silver grey green and I think they are as beautiful as when they were a cascade of white flowers.

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    1. Joanne -- Your garden must be so beautiful as your plants begin to undergo the fall decay. I know that for some, at least one that is a friend of mine, fall is not their time for this reason of plants decaying. But in reality, at least to me, the fall colors are beautiful -- such as your (now) silver grey vine hanging from your hanging basket. -- thanks -- barbara

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  4. You have captured the dried flowers very well. In many ways I like the decay of fall as much as the rebirth in spring.

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    1. Michelle -- I am with you -- the transitioning fall plants are beautiful in their own right. Just like an older man and woman are beautiful. thanks -- barbara

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  5. I can't tell if my former message when through -- something Google has done about signing in. Anyway, I remarked that you eye for seeing those daisy's as a photo i remarkable. Trash this message if it is essentially a dupe and the previous one went through.

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    1. June -- your email went through as you can see. And I am glad it did as your comment was very nice -- thanks -- barbara

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  6. Autumn is both a bit sad and a bit happy. The Nature is going into hibernation for the winter, and the process touches us deeply. It is a mirror of life itself in many ways. But let us enjoy the colours while we can!

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    1. RuneE -- thought since you have been having the same problem as many folks with G+ enhancement I would send you these bits of info that my son used to cure his site of diminished photos when he transferred from Lightroom to his blogger. I include a link he used and then some notes he made. Don't know if this will help with your problem in using blogger but it cured his problem.

      http://marketingland.com/google-plus-drops-mandatory-link-to-gmail-100826

      Oh Google cannot handle Lightroom's ProPhoto RGB color space.

      I have been ranting about G+ making uploaded images ugly. I now know why.

      Lightroom exports images as ProPhoto RGB, and for some reason uploading to G+ makes images ugly using this color space. Changing to sRGB fixes.

      Exporting images with sRGB color space solved this ugly issue when images are uploaded. Maybe, down the road, I will find out why two different color spaces render differently, but that will be down the road.

      When exporting from Lightroom, checking/changing color space:
      Export > File Settings > Color Space

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  7. I admit that I can't either tell whether my message went through ...

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    1. visualnorway -- This one as well as the above comment reached me very well -- barbara

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  8. We have many kinds of wild asters blooming now along the edges of woods and on our prairies . I love them all....;)

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    1. troutbirder -- I have not seen any wild asters around here. When I grew up in Michigan they were prolific in the fields that surrounded my home. I would pick and dry them. I will keep my eyes open for them as it is their season. -- thanks -- barbara

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  9. What fascinating natural sculptures these are! Barbara, PS YOU would love the Common Ground Fair! I wish that next year you could come to Maine to attend. I like the new photo of you.

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    1. Rita -- Wouldn't that be wonderful to visit Common Ground Fair -- from your description I know it would be wonderful. Unfortunately, I find my trips around the country have become shorter and shorter in distance. You live in a beautiful state -- I feel similar to Oregon. At least that is how I remember Maine when I made a trip there many.many years ago. It really impressed me. Living close to nature is essential for me as I feel it is for you. Although I live in Portland -- nature is intertwined with it. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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