Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oh hello!



A couple of weeks ago, I was shopping in the grocery store, when I spotted bunches of pink and purple hyacinths. I thought that the colors were so pretty together, I bought two bunches with the intent of taking a portrait of them. 

I set up my shot on the back porch and ran inside to grab the camera.



I was shooting away when...oh hello! Where did you come from?

 Mr. Bee entered the scene like a stage actor taking his cue in the theater. 


Still groggy from his winter slumber, Mr. Bee staggered around among the flowers like a sailer trying to find his sea legs.

With all these hyacinths, I am sure Mr. Bee thought he had really hit springtime pay dirt.

I am going to link this post to Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday's theme "Soft". To create these images I used Kim's Warm Sun and Stained Linen textures. 

30 comments:

  1. Really pretty colors and the bluish shade is gorgeous! :-)

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  2. I love them inside. With the temps in the twenties this week, I went out and picked them for inside, along with tulips and daffs. Lucky I did not pick them all, because the weather really did not affect any but the tulips.

    The smell fills the house of hyacinth. Your arrangement is very pretty with your choice of vase and the little bee thought so too. No bees here yet that I saw, so he was a special garden treat for you.

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  3. Oh, this is such a lovely bouquet !!! Your photos are wonderful, as always, Jennifer. Beautiful !!!

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  4. gorgeous! Love Mr Bee, too!

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  5. How beautiful. So pretty the bee could not resist them. Lovely textures Jennifer.

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  6. How cute! He found the perfect opportunity and nabbed it! Beautiful portrait of the blooms and Mr. Bee!

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  7. How pretty and you were really lucky to have your 'visitor' come along. I love the texture in the photos they look like paintings ~ georgous!

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  8. Lovely portrait, the colours are gorgeous. What a treat for Mr Bee.

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  9. I once bought some flowers just because there was a butterfly on it that would NOT go away. He even followed the flowers all the way out to my car. But he didn't get to ride home with me. I hope your new bee likes your garden! Congratulations to Kylee.

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  10. Gorgeous, Jennifer! The fragrance of hyacinths is one of my absolute favorites. Thanks for stopping by my corner of Katy ... we may not have many plants in common but like you, I have canine assistance in the garden. Annie the Garden Terrierist says woof to your trio!

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  11. Beautiful photo's I could think it were paintings.
    gr. marijke

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  12. Gorgeous pastels colors and the processing is just lovely.

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  13. Beautiful flowers, can just imagine the perfume! No wonder the bee was attracted to your flowers, they are so pretty!

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  14. Beautiful, Jennifer! I love the artistic texture. And wow! I'm so excited to win this book! I've not seen it yet and I know it's going to have a ton of great ideas! Thank you!

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  15. You photographed they hyacinths beautifully - they are divine colours.

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  16. Bees always know the sweet spot. Exquisite images, Jennifer.

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  17. Lovely photos. I wonder where that bee crawled out of? He certainly found the right spot to wander into.

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  18. the pictures are so beautiful, made more so with the matte finish. It becomes a real object of art.

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  19. That must have been one happy bee! Your hyacinth portraits look so romantic and evocative of an earlier time.

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  20. You couldn't have planned this better if you had tried! Such a pretty combination of hyacinths; I have mostly purple ones and keep thinking some pink and white would really complement them. Now if I can only remember that this fall:)

    Congratulations to Kylee! I think I missed this giveaway--everything in the garden is moving so fast that I'm having trouble keeping up with it all and have neglected blog-reading the last week or two. It's always fun to be able to sit down and visit friends, and see your beautiful photography, Jennifer.

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  21. Lovely photos! That antique-y effect you've used works really well with hyacinths.

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  22. Great pictures! Mr. Bee was probably drunk from all the pollen around so early.

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  23. The bee just adds to it!! One of these days I am going to get Photoshop...what wonderful techniques on your gorgeous blooms.

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  24. Stunning photos... such a gorgeous antique look and so delicate. wonderful!

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  25. How lucky for the bee that he came home with you instead of someone with a fly swatter. Gorgeous flowers!! WOW!

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  26. These hyacinths are gorgeous, and so is Mr Bee. :)

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  27. Pretty, pretty. And quite the cooperative bee!

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  28. These are elegant and beautiful. Mr. Bee played his part well adding that whimsical touch.

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  29. Its gorgeous. So soft and light like a dream.

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