Monday, July 25, 2011

Daylily Dreams


It's been hot and steamy lately, 
so today, 
I'm taking my brain away to a quiet hilltop 
where daffodils and lilies sway in a cool, gentle breeze.

Dream a dream of daffodils
And swaying lilies on the hills
Keeping time to whip-poor-wills.



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A note about the fly:

I shot a series of pictures of these daylilies, and the flies were all over them.
For the lily, I cloned 3 images together, to get the focus the way I wanted it, 
and the fly was in a 4th image, so I added it as another layer.  
My husband wanted to swat it too, Joco, so here's one more image, sans fly, 
for you and Don.

Click to enlarge.




21 comments:

S. Etole said...

Beautifully done!

jocodeane said...

Hiya Connie,
You had to be up early to post and link today :-)
Lovely image, [even though I have to think the fly away ].
You shaded the greens in the background so cleverly.

Nadege, said...

Beautiful work, I love the quote.

pens and needles said...

Oh, is this your poetry, Connie? It's perfect! I love the last line...

Nick said...

Simply amazing in every way!! Just love this shot!! Thank you for posting!

Catherine Fruisen said...

beautiful, Connie. Love it!! ♥

Connie Smiley said...

Janet, glad you like the poem. Yes, it's mine.

Kathleen said...

I absolutely love this! I especially like the addition of the fly... it makes you stop and think about the image (as in, not just another pretty flower) and the photographer (what was he/she expressing -- irreverance, wicked sense of humor, etc.).

Dianne said...

great job--poetry is lovely!!

Pat said...

THis is a totally cool composition. Did you add the fly?

lisa said...

Beautiful poem and photograph Connie. Love the processing you did on this one. Such wonderful colors and softness.

Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

missing moments said...

Wonderful image and texture use. Love the fly!

Karin M. said...

....eine schöne Textur....super...
LG: Karin

Kristy Life-n-Reflection said...

this is so beautiful!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful work here!!

Hope said...

this is so lovely.. and your words only add to its beauty.. love that fly as well.. "smile".. really very impressive.. love it..

tw3 said...

Hiya Connie,
Just found your message.
Flyless: so much better to my eyes :-).
Hope you managed to find a cool place yesterday. You might have to come over here. Still lovely temperatures in the low sixties.

Connie Smiley said...

Sounds dreamy, Joco. I'd love to.

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

I don't know how to clone, yet, but that's on my next 'to do' list... wonderful creative creation! =)

Pat said...

Such a lovely image and wonderful little poem! The fly adds character and a bit of whimsy.

Jeanne Klaver said...

I love the way you put these photos together!