The bottle brush tree in the garden is just popping out fiery-red ‘brushes’, while the azaleas regurgitate their pinkness. Everywhere I look, the shocking pink of this evergreen Rhododendron is almost overwhelming, as it in season with blooms right now. All the pink is most striking!
With the promise of a prosperous season, I, too, look forward to my own personal growth. I like to think I am conquering Photoshop, little-by-little, as a means of expressing this new awareness of myself. I think it interesting that my computer, where I spend a good deal of time, with all the metallic, plasticine, technical hoopla, is about as far removed from mother nature as one can get, yet, therein lie my interests. My purpose in having a PC is to explore, and celebrate, my relationship with good ol’ mom.
Here is one of my own azaleas, tweeked with Photoshop’s saturation feature, to give three different-looking flowers. I realize there is nothing spectacular about this image and process. But, for me, for whatever reason, observing the flora, capturing an image of it and ‘playing’ with that image, is nothing short of spiritual.