Cee’s Flower Of the Day~ Allium Purple Sensation

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Surprisingly,  these beautiful purple flowers are known as the Flowering Onion, I photographed these Colorado.

This is for Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge

Cee’s Flower Of The Day~Japanese Quince

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I received these beautiful white Japanese Quince is a vase once for my wedding anniversary.  They were so lovely that I had to take the time and work on capturing their beauty.  I used French Kiss Textures for the background. In Photoshop I used the Masking tool to painted out the texture to get some of the flowers but kept some of the painted look.

 

Cee’s Flower Of The Day~ Spotlight On The Daffodils

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These are Wild Daffodils from my yard. Cee’s Flower Of The Day

Happy Earth Day! 2020

It’s Earth Day!

Earth Day is an annual celebration of an environmental movement. Recently, I have been hearing how the Pandemic has really gone to reducing pollution since people are staying indoors. With next to little to no use of cars, trains, airplanes, factories, pollution has shown signs of reducing.  Even though this not a feasible way to help protect the environment, this might help Environmentalist to create a plan for the future on our fight to protect Mother Earth.

To read more about this topic check out NBC: Coronavirus lockdowns have sent pollution plummeting. Environmentalists worry about what comes next.

Here are a few of my favorite photos to celebrate Earth Day, Mother Earth!

 

Ways to Celebrate Earth day

  1. Unplug unused electric appliances.

  2. Washing your laundry in cold water.

  3. Give away your old books, toys, clothing  to the library or the  VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America) VVA Pickup

  4. Plant some flowers!

  5. Stop drinking out of plastic bottles- there are some great water bottles out there instead.

  6. Use reusable batteries- they do work! I highly recommend Eneloop Pro Batteries

  7. Recycle!

  8.  Use Energy Saver Light Bulbs, I recommend Phillips Energy Saver Light Bulbs They last much longer than a regular light bulb.

  9. Switch to e-books~ Save the trees!

  10. Use reusable grocery bags Zazzle~ Daphsam’s Reusable Grocery Bags

If you haven’t seen Moving Art on Netflix, here is a trailer of season 2 that will captivate you! There are 3 seasons of this beautiful cinematography with outstanding music. A great TV show to watch on Earth Day!

 

Happy Earth Day!

Show And Tell~ State Flower Magnets

I have many different flowers that I have photographed and I thought it would be fun to make some magnets that match my flowers to the states! Currently here are the ones that I have in my Zazzle shop!

ColoradoBeauty From Colorado Rocky Mountain Columbine Magnet

Beauty From Colorado Rocky Mountain Columbine Magnet A lovely rocky Mountain Columbine which is the state flower of Colorado.

Mountain Laurel Connecticut State Flower Magnet

 

Mountain Laurel Connecticut State Flower Magnet The state flower for Connecticut is the Mountain Laurel. It is also known as the Spoonwood flower. It is a very popular flower in the gardens of the Northeast.

Delaware Peach Blossoms First State Magnet

Delaware Peach Blossoms First State Magnet Delaware’s state flower is the Peach Blossoms. Delaware is also known as the first state to sign the United States constitution.

Florida State Tickweed Coreopsis Magnet

Florida State Tickweed Coreopsis Magnet Florida has two state flowers, this one is a Tickweed (Coreopsis) wildflower.Beautiful Georgia Azalea Magnet

 

Beautiful Georgia Azalea Magnet Azalea is Georgia’s state flower.

Aloha Hawaii Peach Color Hibiscus Magnet

 

Aloha Hawaii Peach Color Hibiscus Magnet The Hibiscus is the Hawaiian State Flower.

Passionflower Tennessee State Flower Magnet

 

Passionflower Tennessee State Flower Magnet The state flower of Tennessee is the Passion Flower.