Friday, March 1, 2013

This and That



You probably heard me yell a very big
YEEHAW
over the weekend when I found gerbera daisies at Home Depot!

I have a lovely orange gerbera, but I wanted some other colors.
Jackpot!
Now I just have to keep them happy with a freeze coming this weekend.


Gerbera Daisies



Gerbera Daisies

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I love taking photos.
I am a definite photoholic.
But what to do with all of them.
I had a lovely book made of my favorite garden photos.




Book Cover, Musashi's Garden




What else could I do other than just printing out my favorites?
I decided to try having one printed on canvas.
It was an experiment to see if the color was true.
What about size?
Thin or thick wrap?

I picked a photo I'd recently taken of the Shoebill Stork at the Houston Zoo.
I was very pleased with the color.
Next time I'll get the thick wrap and have the photo printed larger than 11 x 14.

He looks like he's going to walk right off the wall!





Shoebill Stork

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I had a surprise in the garden this morning.



Ruby Crowned Kinglet


Can you see him?
When I first saw this bird several years ago, 
at first glance I thought it was hummingbird.
So small and so quick.
It is a Ruby Crowned Kinglet and how lucky to see his ruby crown.
He must have been in the bath first and was drying off here -- showing off his crown.
He didn't stay long.
Zip!

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Friday means Postcard Friendship Friday
and I have a special one for those of you still in the midst of winter.



Aloha


My sista went to Kauai recently and sent me this reproduction vintage postcard.
The original was titled Isle O' Dreams and was first published around 1939.

Thank you to the lovely Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday each week.

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I'm still coughing.
I'm really tired of it.
Calgon take me away (and take the allergies, too).

Wishing YOU well and much joy!





16 comments:

Sherry said...

First of all, LOVE the spring banner!!! And all of your photos are making me smile...March 1st. A day to celebrate with colour. I love that you've made a book of your photos and that you are having some put on canvas. Taking photographs is one of my joys as well, but being able to enjoy them all the time is even better! Have a beautiful weekend and may the frost stay away from your gerbera daisies!! xoxo

Vee said...

Had to look very closely for the little fella...he's so pretty. Good thing he has that ruby crown or it'd have taken me longer. What a good way to document your garden...a book. Lovely. I printed off the photo I loved best last summer and so I think that's a wonderful thing to do as well and not as expensive as I once thought.

Dorothy Borders said...

Lovely gerberas. I'm a big fan of them, too.

Deborah said...

I love the print on canvas! It turned out wonderfully. Hoping you are feeling fully well soon.
**blows kisses** Deborah

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a lovely and eclectic post today! But the unifying theme really is beauty in all its many forms.

VioletSky said...

That is a very good reproduction postcard!
I love the vibrant colours and the whimsical, off-centre 'O'.

Deborah Swain said...

I've never tried printing on canvas, but these results are pretty impressive! Happy PFF!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Beautiful pics- get well soon.

Have a happy weekend!

Hugs.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Your lovely pictures and postcard too, remind me that spring is around the corner here. I know we don't have the dreadful weather some places have but it's the sunshine I yearn.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your bright Gerbera Daisies and the visit by the Ruby Crowned Kinglet is pricless! The stork canvas came out amamzing well--that is a nice way to sawe a favorite photo!

Cezar and Léia said...

Such vivid colours in the flowers, very nice shots!
God bless you!
Cezar

Marlys Folly said...

I love gerber daisies and your pictures make me want to go out and buy some

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Lovely blog Snap

I found you through Sherry's blog.

I love the sunshiny postcard
it made me smile!

Have a good weekend.

Fiona

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's so nice to see the brightly coloured photos and what a great idea to put some of your photos in a book or on canvas. (Do I now know your name, given the book, or have you chosen another significant one? Just wondering if I should be switching from calling you "Snap"!)
-Karen

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Making a book of your favorite photos seems like a wonderful idea.
I love gerbera daisies. They have such pretty colors. Have a great week.
~Clara

Mary said...

Your squeal of glee at HD is the same one I let out at Trader Joe's when I spied their blooming hyacinths :) Love your stork on canvas~ what a handsome fella and happy addition to the wall!