Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Earth laughs in flowers." How right he was! If you want a real treat, and you live in the area, head for the Dallas Arboretum. It is quite simply--MARVELOUS!
Flower beds to die for, fountains, garden sculpture, a wonderful gift shop and the fascinating Degolyer house to tour. And tour we all did--my husband and I went Friday and ran into four of my students, all taking pictures!
I plan on dedicating most of this week to a celebration of our Arboretum in spring combined with the photographic talents of my senior students.
Roger Slover used a number of his excellent photos to create some collages. Being a friend to our blog, he has kindly agreed to share them with us.
Roger said, "Dora and I each shot about 140 images Friday. I sampled a color from each of the five images in "Colors of Spring" to form the frames, rather than use what could have been a distraction. I also used image resize to help when I cropped the 5 originals."
I just had to use "Fernando" in the middle of "Faces of Spring" after getting rid of a couple of crowding trees; he looks better isolated against the blue sky.
Can you believe this is more fun than taking digital shots thru a microscope--this will make sense to my former co-workers at TI-DLP!"
Below is one of the images I took of my husband in front of an impressive "Fernando the Bull." Pardon the hat Texas fans!
Take the family or go alone--it is glorious!
Tomorrow on the blog--cherry blossom time!
I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"
Special thanks to Roger Slover for sharing his fine photography with us!