Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wonderfulicious Wednesday - nuggets of joy

This is the first time the Anthurium plant produced large flowers.
The plant is probably 6-7 years old and normally the pollen laden 
flowers are tiny. Right now I'm suffering from allergies to 
everything in the air! But before I snipped off the gorgeous flowers
I photographed them.
The flowers always remind me of of Elephants . . . .

Layered/blended photo of a window in Amalfi, Italy, 
I was pretty sure this was taken in Orvieto. So much
for memory! But then after all, it
was six years ago.

1974. We were living in Newhall, CA at the time and the summer temps
were hot. I can't imagine being cold enough in San Juan Bautista to have
needed heavy jackets and hats! We eventually lived about 45 minutes from
the San Juan Bautista mission and rarely needed more than a light weight 
jacket when we visited the area. 
This is image is from scanned negatives that are in bad shape.
Much improved with a watercolor effect.


Julie said...

The flowers are stunning, such a shame that your allergy means you have to cut them but at least you have enjoyed their beauty for a while and can enjoy the images. Your watercolour effect has turned the damaged negative into a beautiful image. xo

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

We have been regularly missing each other as neighbors. I lived in Simi Valley until 1973 and then moved to Alameda County until 1977.
After I moved to Santa Cruz I would regularly like driving over to San Juan Bautista for an afternoon which would include Lunch.
I remember the first time I saw these flowers in Hawaii ... I was sure they were fake! The shiny red flower is other worldly to me. I like the elephant comparison!

Caterina Giglio said...

great photos all, but that second one is just stunning!! xox