Minnesota 2015 Part 4

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Minnesota 2015 Part 4

Post by Roanoker » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:33 pm

This type of flower always reminds me of hard candy.
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There are so many flowers here, they look like common ground cover.
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I suppose the fence is there in case the flowers want to play volleyball.
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These flowers seem to be in 3D. If you blur your eyes and tilt your head, they will appear even more so.
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Zinnias clamor for attention.
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Interloper.
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That yellow-orange color doesn’t want to give up.
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I cheated by copying the upper-right flower and pasting it into the middle to fill a blank spot. I copied that little red flower and pasted it just behind the other one, twisting it a bit to obscure the cloning. Then I tell you about it.
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Isn’t the lighting great in this picture? I was lucky.
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Maybe it is tennis this time.
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What lovely elegance.
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Concrete stairs provide a nice contrast.
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 4

Post by Roanoker » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:10 pm

Coneflowers will share the stage with other coneflowers.
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Or just keep to themselves.
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Somebody should let that little orange guy come through.
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This would be a good place to visit on Arbor Day.
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Sometimes it is difficult to decide if you should be yellow or white.
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Many decisions were made here.
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I helped this one do the 3D thing.
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More 3D but in a brighter color.
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I’ve seen cars with red paint that didn’t shine as much as this flower does.
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"Where is the groom? He needs me on his lapel."
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These look fake, but they’re real.
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Floating in space. I did nothing to change the background. I must have been looking straight down on these specimens.
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 4

Post by Roanoker » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:03 pm

The Minnesota Landscaping Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit.
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Beauty at every turn.
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This giant butterfly needs a really big flower.
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Not quite red. Not quite orange.
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I suppose this is the arboretum visitor center, but I’m not sure.
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It is sometimes difficult to capture detail in white flowers, but these are a happy exception. Plus, the maroon color in the flower centers and in the big leaves go wonderfully well with white.
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Stuttin’ their purple stuff.
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I thought this bright pink thing had little white flowers somewhere.
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Oh, there they are!
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We’ll just have another shot of the maroon and white flowers. Maybe they’re not really white. Kind of pink.
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You can’t beat yellow roses.
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Can you think of a better place to sit and relax?
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 4

Post by Roanoker » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:09 pm

Every garden needs at least one fountain.
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This is what flowers look like when they have a bad-hair day.
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Oh! That big butterfly we saw at a distance a while back is actually made of Legos. So is the flower on which he rests.
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If you had a choice, would you pick the flowers or the leaves?
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Now it is a choice between yellow and red, I like the yellow ones best.
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The red flowers command attention, but the silvery background doesn’t back down.
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There always seems to be one buttinsky.
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This fountain has its own garden.
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Be sure to turn right.
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Lazy way to deal with a portrait-oriented image. Just copy it, flip the result and paste it alongside.
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Pink paintbrushes dipped in yellow paint.
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Color can overwhelm.
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