Sunday, August 21, 2011

I Heart Macro
the lushness of roses

Once again, following the awesome Lori Plyler over at Studio Waterstone 
for I Heart Macro today...Please join us, it's tons of fun!

In the heat of the summer I sometimes miss the lushness of the first bloom of my roses.  These macro shots were taken this past June, when I'd put together the first cuttings of my roses and peonies into a lush bouquet for the dinner table.

This beauty is an antique rose, a Madame Plantier.
Probably one of my favorites, it's lovely and the scent is just divine! 

The red roses were in a bouquet purchased for my daughter's dance 
recital, as is the babies breath.  The orange roses are mine.  I know it's 
a David Austin variety,  but more than that, I'm clueless.  Ah well ;)  
This photo has been edited with some of The Pioneer Woman's 
actions...have you found her actions for Photoshop?  *Love*!

Another edited with The Pioneer Woman's actions.

And one more edited.  You can sort of see the vase I was using -
an antique silver tea pot gotten from the Brimfield Fair a few years back. 

My Sarah Bernhardt Peony.  *Love* this plant!

A parting shot of my favorite Madame Plantier.

Is there anything at this time of year that you yearn for?

(Well, other than school starting up again, of course ;) 

And please join us over at Lori's blog for I Heart Macro!  
It's so much fun seeing what everyone macros!

studio waterstone


Kristi Bowman said...

Stunning shots of amazing flowers. I didn't used to care for roses, not sure what was wrong with me but I sure love them now. And I've ALWAYS loved peonies, just beautiful!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

As usual we have some of the same favorites That first rose is just shabby gorgeous and I can almost smell the rest from here...why do they even make roses with no smell??? Such a disappointment!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Wow I can almost smell them. So beautiful.

T... said...

stunning roses and beautiful colours....

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Oh my...I love roses and yours are just stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Shel said...

So gorgeous - nice photos!!

august2011 said...

I know of this rose, 1835 hybrid of Rosa alba semi-plena x Rosa moschata. Never actually seen them. Looks like an unmade bed - in a good way :-)
Is it as vigorous as they say?

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Beautiful pictures! The flowers are so pretty and such wonderful colors!

Have a great week!

Sandra said...

Ohhh, love those shots, especially the ones of your Madame Plantier - it looks so soft, sort of like layered tissue paper.

Linda Landig said...

Its fun to find someone else who loves bringing in bouquets from the garden. A lot of my I Love Macro shots have been from my bouquets, like some of yours are. I especially loved the photos of your Madame Plantier. It looks so lush, that I just want to lie down in the petals!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Beautiful shots. Most I love the last :)

Tracey N. said...

The roses almost look fake the are so perfect! I love peonies too they are old fashioned and beautiful. That white rose is stunning.

TesoriTrovati said...

So sweet! I got roses last week and should have taken a macro picture! This is beautiful!
Enjoy the day.

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

That first photograph of the white rose with the brilliant yellow center is just gorgeous, Holly! I had to "Pin It!" Lovely photos!!!


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