beads by breul

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Focus on Life - Week 7 {Beauty of Flowers}

The Beauty of Flowers

I love flowers, they are so beautiful and happy.
I try to have flowers in my kitchen each week, they 
just make me smile.
And smiling is good!

The sunlight was coming through one of our windows in the
family room and it was wonderful.

My Christmas Cactus ~ early February!
Love this.


I also has these really fun, bright, colorful
daisy's in my kitchen that I wanted a shot of.

I blew the lighting, yet LOVE the way it came out.
Believe it or not, no editing.
This is SOOC.
(straight out of the camera)


Funky!
(will I ever be able to re-create? probably not)
:)

Speaking of camera's, I am feeling really overwhelmed with
the prospect of everything I have to do to get up and running,
it is somewhat paralyzing!
Small steps, small steps.


Please hop over to Sally's blog to see how everyone else is
celebrating the Beauty of Flowers.

28 comments:

Laura said...

so joyful!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

I can't believe that second shot is SOOC! It's fantastic! And I love the soft, hazy quality to the Christmas cactus shot. Regarding the photography set up and feeling overwhelmed, just remember this, "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." Or like you said, "small steps."

Mary K. McGraw said...

Great picture of the daises. Those flowers must really brighten up your kitchen,

Shel said...

Oh, these are great shots! I love the Christmas cactus, but you're right the daisy shot - one in a million!!

Meeling said...

Great shots - both of them!

(no. 45 this week)

SueBeads said...

That Christmas cactus is amazing, I've never seen one that color! And the daisy photo is amazing for no editing, great job!

Beti Horvath said...

Oh I love Christmas (and Easter, and Thanksgiving) cactus. Whenever they bloom they are perfect!

Adrienne said...

I love the funky photo!

Karen Williams said...

I wonder if anyone's Christmas cactus actually blooms at Christmas? Mine blooms for Thanksgiving. :)

Becky Pancake said...

My Grandma had a huge Christmas cactus and Mom and oldest sister have cuttings from it. Your pic made me think of them and smile.

Patty Woodland said...

The daisies are so happy

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Wow! Both shots are amazing Courtney. Love the color especially.

Annette said...

I love it when a photo turns out to be amazing when I thought it would be a mistake. The daisies turned out gorgeous! The light on the Christmas cactus is fabulous! Great job Courtney!

kimmykats said...

I love SOOC!! Wow what fun.

Laura Twiford said...

Love the Christmas cactus and aren't those freaky happy accidents the best? Did I miss something, what about the camera setup is making you feel overwhelmed?

A Polymer Penchant said...

holy daisy! That shot is so bright, so amazing. It would be so cool in a lightbox type instalation. small steps and big smiles, you'll be just fine

Rdegas said...

These are such wonderful pictures of your flowers! Thank you for sharing!

LoriF said...

Isn't it awesome how sometimes the photo "mistake" turns out to be your favorite?
Love your flowers!

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Very cheerful flowers and wonderful photography shots.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

I agree, Courtney - The daisies ARE happy and the colors sure do inspire Springtime creation. What a lovely palette.

maryharding said...

Love the colors in the daisy pic. so hip!!

SummersStudio said...

You know I am just a wee bit jealous that you have a blooming Christmas cactus. They such beautiful plants. That photo of the daisies is a stunner. What I really love is that you keep flowers in the kitchen. It a place where we spend so much time and I've never thought to keep flowers there.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I love Christmas cactus, too. The daisy shot is very cool - makes the colors saturated yet not.. if that makes sense.

AntiquityTravelers said...

I love a Christmas cactus bloom! we used to grow them in California, but somehow they don't do as well in the East. So pretty! And those daisies - WOW, just wow ... stunning!

Bonnie said...

I love how the daisy photo turned out. Your Christmas cactus is lovely.

koko said...

Your christmas cactus is beautiful- you caught the translucence of the flower so perfectly. And the colors of the daisies, just amazing!

Marlene Cupo said...

My DIL has had a Chrimas cactus for years, and it always amazes me how it blooms just in time for the Holiday. Great shot!

Sally Russick said...

Beautiful photos Courtney! I especially love the Christmas Cactus!
Just take your time and keep taking those small steps!