Oh my heavens … it’s lilac party time around here and I haven’t shared any photos on my blog! And I’m so overwhelmed I’m going to have to break them into Parts I to III, or maybe even IV or V.
Spring is one crazy season in these parts … it’s like a dam has burst and every plant is pouring blossoms out in torrents. Everything from shrubs and perennials, to annuals in the garden and pots on the deck … flower overload … and then there are the wildflowers popping up everywhere I look.
Therefore, today I’m going to take it slow and concentrate on my #fromthechippypottingbench series from Instagram.
With the rustic nature of the bench and the tools, I felt stronger edits (presets) were in order; kk_SoftLight and kk_Lilly. Both enhance clarity and colour. Everything just pops, including the white paint, but believe it or not, there’s a slight (de)saturation adjustment as well … and that’s a good thing …
Here I set a few snippets on the back of my “green” door, which is white …
OK, I guess I’ll stray one tiny bit and share my white lilac that clearly is not white … note to self … don’t buy shrubs unless there is at least one bloom for colour verification …
“Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see”
Oh I had fun trying to give credit for this quote! Who do you think said it?
Happy Texture Tuesday everyone!
Kim Klassen dot com
so very, very gorgeous!
oh my gosh…. this is my kind of party….oh my….
perhaps next spring we can plan a few days to indulge in all the bounty together…. so much beauty …
the possibilities…. gasp.
these are all brilliant….
thank heaven you bought that potting bench. :)
talk soon.. xo, Kim
Oh how simply gorgeous. I haven’t tried any of Kim’s lightroom presets, think I might have to dive in.
Wow, these are all gorgeous, Barb !
Really love this part I … looking forward to the next one !
Have a nice week,
These are so lovely! My favorite is the third one down, with all the white. I love the perspective and the composition. It surprised me!
Marilyn Gallas says
I drool over these wonderful images. I have to laugh at the quote. My dad used to say that to me! LOL
Kelly Kardos says
I adore all the textures on your potting bench barb. Those lilacs are just so beautiful. Love that top photo…so much happening in a still life!
Gail O says
Did Lincoln say it first? Or maybe Mark Twain? Absolutely gorgeous lilac images! There can never be too many!
Very beautiful. Love you not quite white lilac. It is beautiful
Oh my gosh! I love these images!
Jen @ The Light Laughed says
I love this Barb! You are literally transporting us to another world, one of grace and beauty. And it’s like having Lilac season all over again, since ours just finished.
For some silly reason I don’t get your emailed posts…I’ve tried two different emails…how sad, for me that is. That’s fine, I will just make a note to check more often. Silly Mail Chimip!
My apologies for being so late getting back to you! and so sorry for the confusion!
I don’t have daily emails set up, mine is a newsletter that I publish about once a month and I have to do it manually.
Thank you for letting me know about this … I am going to try to make that more clear and explain it better on my blog.
Also, I’ve kind of forgotten how to set up a daily email subscription … must look into that!
Lisa @ SLP says
oh wow, yah, now I am in heaven… I think people are going to be calling me the crazy flower lady because I need to hunt down lilacs and peonies, of which I have non in my yard.