The weather has suddenly turned into summer and I am thrilled! Although I had decided I wasn't going to plant anything this year, I couldn't resist getting some plants to brighten the yard and hopefully attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The past few days I have been happily playing in the dirt and I'm glad I did. Flowers are rewarding for me -- vegetables are just frustrating. :-)
Here's a pic I took -- a macro of a cheddar pink blossom. They are wonderful flowers that come back year after year. Each tiny blossom has two lacy "ribbons" curling upward from its delicate petals. I added one of Kim Klassen's textures (May Magic 2) and used the screen blending mode. I also experimented with the "add noise" filter and then removed some of it from the blossom so the background looked a little more textured.