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Pictures for Pam, Day 27: Dahlia Details

Pictures for Pam, Day 27: Dahlia Details
My walk was very nice today. The weather was sunny and beautiful but not too cold at about 36°F/22°C. The ground had thawed out so it was a normal walk with nothing terribly exciting going on. However, I did stop to appreciate the orchestra of many different birds twittering as they began their day. What a treat. How wonderful to live in this rural slice of heaven.

I was born and raised in San Francisco in a nice neighborhood. In fact, our backyard sat on Mount Davidson, the highest point in the city, and a wonderful park for us to play on. There were lots of wildlife to see there, but my dream was to live in the countryside. I wanted to live where there were wide-open fields, farms with every kind of livestock, and nature right outside my door. I was so tired of the fog and wind, the weather that was rarely too hot or cold—I wanted four real seasons!

My husband and I met back in 2000 and shared the same dream to move out of the crazy city environment. Our money pooled, we found this rural property on our first visit up to Oregon and it was love at first sight. 26 acres of mixed meadows and oak forest with a hill and ridgeline at the upper end and a magnificent view of the Upper Table Rock out the kitchen window. The house has two stories and more room than anyone could need. SOLD!

Living in the countryside really is a dream come true for me. You'd fall asleep if I listed all of the plants and animals that live here or pass through, it's just wonderful! No surprise I found an urgent need to take pictures of what I discovered, so we got a Canon Elph to play with. Soon my passion for photography was born. I've never looked back.

Today I'm sharing a macro of a dahlia I photographed in San Francisco. As it turned out, all of the pictures of this blossom had focus problems which prevented me from showing the whole flower. I was disappointed because the petals were so beautiful. Before I gave up in failure, I zoomed in on this picture and BAM. It turned out that I would be able to share the loveliness of the petals after all. I'm not always that lucky, but I was this time! I hope you like this floral abstract too—these flowers have such a delicate beauty.

Pam, I hope that this week is going well for you. I think the details of this flower speak of you...gentle and soft, warm and beautiful, and a rareness of quality that is revealed only when the time is taken to look closely. Thinking of you every day my dear!

Explored on 12/6/18, highest placement, #2.

Marco Zerbini, buonacoppi, yokopakumayoko Francesco, Gisela Plewe and 49 other people have particularly liked this photo


41 comments - The latest ones
 Pam J
Pam J club
beautiful
20 months ago.
 uwschu
uwschu club
sehr schön
20 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
oh !! que de délicatesse , de douceur
20 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
So beauriful again, Janet ! A wonderful and colorful macro ! Good Morning ! Have a very nice day !
20 months ago.
 Biobauer
Biobauer club
Sternchen für den langen Text!:)
20 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Comme c'est joli et délicat, une grande et magnifique macro ici, couleurs et texture d'une beauté extrême !+++++++++++
Bonne journée Janet.
20 months ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
An absolute joy, Janet.
20 months ago.
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
a wonderful pink explosion!
20 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Trerrific macro Janet.
20 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
It just shows what you can do with a photo you were disappointed with! It is beautiful Janet!
20 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
A marvelous macro with fantastic details and a beautiful color, Janet ! Enjoy your day !
20 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
20 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful macro shot, superb dof.
20 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Remarkable POV!

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20 months ago.
 Boro
Boro
SUPERBE
20 months ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
superbe Janet ainsi que cette couleur *************j'adore
passe une belle journée ! ici c'est pluie et vent grrrrrrrrr !
20 months ago.
 Citoyen du Monde
Citoyen du Monde club
Magnifique Janet, tout simplement magnifique !!
20 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
marvellous bokeh Janet!
20 months ago.
 Betty【ツ】
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I am happy to know a little about your life and I imagine you in your beautiful rural estate. I better understand all the walks you describe and I think I can walk with you in thoughts.
Sorry if I don't write at length, it's certainly not a lack of interest but a lack of time. Many hugssss my friend***
20 months ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
so zart, so weich, so fröhlich!
20 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Absolutely wonderful..!! It feels as those rolled up petals are reaching out to touch the lens and the colours are sublime.

Your daily narrative is particularly fascinating today.............it's really nice to get a real sense of where you live and why you moved there! You obviously have no regreat ;-)
20 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo. Nicole.
20 months ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Lovely work, well done ;-)
Have a nice evening.
20 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
gorgeous!
20 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Looks like little violet fingers!
20 months ago.
 Dean Morley (on and off)
Dean Morley (on and… club
Another stunning close up, Janet. :-)
20 months ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Une belle main de fleur..
j'aime beaucoup cette présentation Janet
ave a nice evening
20 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Une belle précision sur les extrémités de cette fleur !
20 months ago.
 niraK68
niraK68 club
wow fantastic, wonderful Macro Janet
20 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
une merveilleuse macro !!
20 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
That is really beautiful, Janet, and it's nice to hear the story of how you found your house. We moved to be near our handicapped son and found the perfect house out in the country and have been so happy in it. The house needed a lot of work but we have a son who's a contractor and he's been out three times and has completely redone the place, inside and out and we are now working on the yard.
After living in the city we are enjoying the birds and animals immensely. Had lots of birds at the feeders today including a Flicker.
20 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
A beauty!
I echo Betty's comments. When I can, I reply more fully but normally I can only add one or two word comments due to lack of time, and sometimes just a star without a comment and I feel guilty then! But worse is when I get behind more than a few days and there will come the time when I simply won't be able to catch up and that upsets me!
20 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What an absolutely delightful photo Janet. It's lovely to learn more about you and how you arrived at living in beautiful Oregon. I'm like you, city life is not for me. Where I live, even though it's no longer on the edge of a small town, more and more houses are being built, but I'm delighted to say I'm not bothered by noise. I can sit outside in the garden and all I can hear are birdsong pure bliss.
20 months ago.
 Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor club
It's gorgeous.
20 months ago.
 trester88
trester88 club
Die Schönheit der kleinen Dinge. Exzellent!
20 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
superb
20 months ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Superbe macro !
Le résultat de nos photos est parfois surprenant et là il est fantastique !
Bravo Janet !
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 Graham Chance
Graham Chance club
Superb macro Janet. Lovely selective focus.
20 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
You posted this while I was away, Janet, and I'm still in "catch-up" mode. It's a lovely selective focus macro image with glorious colours.

I really enjoyed your background info about your move to a rural area as I can fully identify with it. We owned our rural property for 30 years and while we were at work, just going there at weekends was so important to us. Later we moved there full time and it was really marvellous (most of the time, I'll pass over droughts). Now, although we're not as remote, we still live on the edge of a small community with nature reserves nearby (and I no longer need to worry about droughts). :-)
19 months ago.
 Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe club
Das Bild strotzt von Aktivität.
19 months ago.
 yokopakumayoko Francesco
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19 months ago.

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