"Photography takes an instant out of time altering life by holding it still" ~ Dorothea Lange

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Busy, busy bee!

This week has gone by so quickly....and the weekend is full of activities.

    Originally I was going to post the following for "magenta"
After all this is very common on my neck of the woods! :)

Quite franckly I don't really think it's magenta! Pretty yes but not exactly what I had in mind for this weeks color. I always thought of magenta being a deep almost red color but it's not. My youngest boy loves looking for the color of the week. He gets upset because I won't let him use "my pretty" crayons. On tuesday we were talking about colors and he remembered that we were looking for magenta. He looked outside our window and said "look mommy, that bush has magenta growing on it" I hadn't notice that our oliander shrubs had blooms on them. This week had a little extra challenge which was to try to take you picture with your cellphone so with that in hand I went outside. The phone I have right now is the best phone I have ever owned but I don't think the camera is the greatest in super bright sunny days. This is what I got....
Sunny, sunny day...

This is what I got after creating some shade.

 At the end after I got hot and the kids were pounding on the windows I grabbed one of the blossoms and took it inside. I placed the blossom on top of a little rocking chair in front of the window and this result was a lot better.... I think!

 I have a busy weekend ahead of me so I need to go get some rest. I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend and a fun time looking for "pacific blue" I already spotted a few possibilities but I will wait for just a little longer and see what else comes up.


  1. These all are great shots! thanks for joining us at P64! Shana

  2. I love oliander....but my husband refuses to plant one in our yard. : ( Something about them growing out of control...oh well..I will just enjoy these pictures of them : )


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