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Back Yard Photographer – Sunflowers, Sunshine and Warmth

A Kiss of Sunlight

We’ve been having some snowy cold days here in the middle of the U.S. So many days in a row now that a hint of the sun peeking through the clouds brings about a feeling of warmth. Remembering the days when my daughter and I would go for a drive and find a place where we hadn’t been before so I could take some pictures. Some of those days were more hot than warm, but always a good time. Also thinking about the days when I would walk around the lake, with my camera in hand, enjoying the gentle breeze as I took pictures of the landscape or butterflies or different birds. Ahhh… those nice warm days.

Needing some reminders of the warmer days, I went through my photos from last year of flowers and flowering weeds. These were some nice memories of warmer (and sometimes much hotter) days. If you are having day after day of cold and clouds, maybe these flowers will make your days a feel a bit warmer too.

First Buds of Spring
Pretty in Pink
Standing tall
Hundreds of wishes to blow in the wind
Uniquely One
Reflections

Until I can get back outdoors to take more photos, I am content to spend my evenings on the couch, with a blanket on as I write or edit photos or read but mostly, spending time on social media or watching some TV (British comedies are a favorite to watch) or playing solitaire on my laptop, each of these with my cat cuddled up next to me. Not really a bad way to spend time on a cold night. 🙂

However you are spending your time, I hope you have enjoyed looking at these photos.

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All photos are originals by Kim Lawless

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Back Yard Photographer – Frost in the Morning Light

First frost of the season a few months ago. The first one wasn’t too bad. Most of the plants just had a dusting, so they survived. After that, the temperature did start to decline. Sadly, the flowers didn’t survive the freezing cold. At least I have these few photos from the frost to get me through until Spring when the flowers start to bloom again. 🙂

Hope you like these!

Sunflower feeling the weight of the frost
Sun rays highlighting the frost on the sedums
Ah the rose – with a kiss of frost

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All Photos are originals by Kim Lawless

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Back Yard Photographer – Weeds? Flowers? Both?

While on a day excursion, exploring new things in our home state, my daughter and I stopped at a state park. It was a nice stop before heading back home. Previous post: Back Yard Photographer – Seagulls and Cows covers that happened on our day excursion. This time it is all about the plants.

In these pictures, I’m sure the vegetation is considered weeds or flowers (except the sunflower). I just think they are pretty. 🙂 Hope you like the photos!

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All photos are originals by Kim Lawless.

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Back Yard Photographer – Sunflowers

The sunflowers in my yard have gone through quite a bit this year as they were trying to establish themselves in the garden. Squirrels and rabbits thought they were tasty and almost destroyed the plants completely. But these sunflower plants, stood strong and survived. These are dwarf sunflowers and only stand about two and a half feet. Butterflies and bees are now enjoying the sunflowers.

This year I focused on adding flowers and plants that would attract pollinators (butterflies and bees) along with adding color to the flower garden. These have turned out to be a good addition to the garden. Even though they were purchased on a whim (sales tend to make that happen!), they have worked out nicely.

Here’s a few shots taken over the past month. Hope you enjoy them!!

Painted Lady
Sweat Bee
Pearl Crescent
Group photo 🙂

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All photos are originals by Kim Lawless

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Back Yard Photographer – Nature’s Wild Flowers – White

Some might think that white is a dull color when there are so many other, brighter colors in nature. Here’s a few examples of white highlighting the colors and textures of the surrounding foliage.

All photos are originals by Kim Lawless

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