Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A real dandy

“It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun”

 Henry Ward Beecher quotes (Liberal US Congregational minister, 1813-1887)

 This is a combination of three pictures. I gave the top layer more of a drawing type look and then blended in the other two pictures.

Now a couple more quotes I found.

“You cannot forget if you would those golden kisses all over the cheeks of the meadow, queerly called dandelions.”

 Henry Ward Beecher quotes (Liberal US Congregational minister, 1813-1887)

“If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.”

32 comments:

Christine ~ JAZ Creations said...

Beautifil Ann! You made dandelions look so good!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I like the last quote! And I love what you did with this picture! It's very striking.

Sandee said...

What Christine said. I love all the quotes.

Have a terrific day. My very best to Duke. :)

Ratty said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who appreciates dandelions.

Grace said...

That almost looks like a cartoon! Very pretty I like the colors and the fuzziness and that little bit of sharpness ...Nice work! (And I happen to LIKE dandelions)

BeadedTail said...

I have a new appreciation of dandelions! Love the first quote.

tahtimbo said...

I guess that I can say I'm a Master Gardener, because I don't even try to grow them, yet they sprout-up everywhere.

VanillaSeven said...

Hey, I love this effect! How you did that Ann?

Bossy Betty said...

Love the editing you do! I have very fond memories of dandelions--bringing them to my grandmother who treated them as though they were the finest roses.

Thanks for renewing this memory!

allotments4you.com said...

When we were kids we would never pick the dandelions as we believed if we did we would wet the bed...not sure where this came from....maybe our parents who were sick of having dandelion posies presented to them...lol....of course it was just an old wives tale and i have to admit to repeatedly picking the dandelions out of my allotment....they are pretty and have a purpose ..just not in my veg patch!!!!!

I do love the pic you did though....

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I love it, Ann. What a wonderful creation. For me, dandelions are exceptionally beautiful. They are poetic in their essence.

fullet said...

Great quotes! I think you should link this post tomorrow in my Thursday In "Other" Words... If you stop by my blog tomorrow you'll know why I say this :)

FishHawk said...

I have only two words for you in regards to that picture. Granted, they are two very familiar words, but they still ring just as true. SHOW OFF!!!

Anna said...

Lovely picture and quotes! Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Anna

Russ said...

I can't take any more. First your beautiful pictures. Now some wonderful quotes to go with them.I love it.

DK Miller said...

Oh Ann, you're editing skills are fantastic. lovely photos that together with your magic are a true work of art.

Out on the prairie said...

Unique application, had fun looking over your site. Will stop back to learn more on what you use.Thanks for the good comment in Nature Center!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Really cool seeing the results of your photo experiments.

June Zach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

Nice quotes and photo! You are getting better every time with your photo editing. ^_^

B Boys Mom said...

I really need to get Photoshop. I love how you play with your pictures.

Dida said...

oh wow i luv these quotes...isn't more difficult more desirable :)
thank u for dropping by and for ur nice comments...
take care...
dida

Leeuna said...

Ann, you did a wonderful job with the photo. It's amazing. And I love these quotes. That last one is so true.

Audrey said...

That is beautiful!! Truly amazing :)

Ann said...

Christine thanks, I just can't seem to look at them as a weed any more :)

Cinnamon girl yes the last quote is not only good but true :)

Sandee, quotes are always good, I'm a quote junkie

Ratty I never really had much appreciation for them until my first macro shot of one and then I was in pure awe of how incredible they are

Grace I LIKE them too but then what's not to like.

Beaded tail it is a good quote and I think it's description of a dandelion is perfect

Tahtimbo me too :) now I can stop saying I don't have a green thumb

vanilla seven I just layered 3 pictures on top of each other and changed the blending modes and opacity of each to what I thought looked good

Bossy Betty thank you. Grandmothers are good for stuff like that. sure miss mine

allotments4you I suppose dandelions would be bothersome in a vegetable garden

poetic shutterbug I couldn't agree with you more

fullet I'll be there to check it out, thanks for letting me know

fishhawk I should have known.

Anna thanks and you're welcome I enjoy visiting you

russ hope I'm not overdoing it but glad someone can enjoy them

DKMiller why thank you so much what a nice thing to say

out on the prairie thanks for stopping by and hope you come back often

urban cowboy thanks, experimenting seems to be my biggest hobby

junezach well I hope so, at least I try to anyway

bboysmom it is a lot of fun, maybe I spend too much time with them though :)

Dida sometimes more difficult is more desirable and then sometimes it's not :)

Leeuna thank you. I always have fun trying to find quotes to match the pictures. I don't always find a match but I have fun looking

Marg said...

Love the saying that if Dandelions were hard to grow, we would all have them in our yard.Well they are in our yard anyway and they really aren't so bad. Pretty yellow flowers. I have some other weeks that look like I planted them. I should take a picture of them.
Have a great evening.

Ann said...

Audrey, thanks glad you like it

Marg weeds are about the only thing growing in my yard right now :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

The picture is great and I love the quotes. Yep, the dandelions are in full bloom here and I actually welcome them because the llamas and my rabbits adore dandelion leaves!

Donna said...

How Beautiful! LOVE when you play around with the photos! Not that I Learn anything...Hahahaa...but they're Great!
hughugs

Sharkbytes said...

I really like what you did with that. Makes the bud "pop"

Lenox Knits said...

I love it! The quotes, the picture and the inspriation. I really must start learning Elements.

earthtoholly said...

Ahhh, this is one stage of the dandelion that I didn't capture...I love your effects...and that Mason quote. Both, beautiful!

Ann said...

split rock ranch a yummy lunch for the llamas and rabbits.

Donna I love when I play around too...lol I'll bet you're picking up more than you think

sharkbytes it does. It didn't stand out quite so much without the 2 other pictures.

lenox knits you would have a blast with it although your photos alone don't need any help.

earthtoholly plenty of time to still get this stage. and thank you.

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