Saturday, 22 September 2012

Recipe Book Project, Spider alert and Springtime

September brings the latest edition of The Recipe Book Project, an invitation to iPhoneographers to submit their photos and recipes for how they made them. As usual, I'm running late, but my photos are here, all taken on my iPhone 4. And this is where the spider alert comes in; this spider is a female Golden Orb Weaver, one of many who grace our garden throughout summer. Fairly harmless, though a bit scary if you blunder into the web.
I put a photo of wisteria through Tiny Planets to make the swirl. In PhotoBlender I added the wisteria swirl and the spider, blended in Hard Light, then found a frame in Snapseed.
I blended (in PhotoBlender) a photo of an arum lily with a different photo of the same spider and chose Color Burn, then framed in Snapseed. Spiders over... Now to Decim8 the cat!
I love Decim8! This is a photo of Dr. l'Orange, put through several random Decim8ions. Framed in Frame Magic. So simple!
Freshwater Beach, NSW.  And still they come! I need help with this one - I can't find where I got these UFOs! Dave, any ideas as to which app I've used?

A bit of springtime in Wamberal. Wisteria blooming everywhere you look...
Crab Apple putting on a brave display for a very young tree. My childhood dream was to have masses of apple blossom as I read about in Anne of Green Gables and my three crab apples are my fulfilling of that dream.
Crucifix Orchids are everywhere, red or orange. Gorgeous against the beautiful Eucalypt bark.
I've just spent a few days at Bundeena near the beach. As usual the garden is filled with Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, all vying for the chook food, along with Topknot Pigeons, Rainbow Lorrikeets and Noisy Mynahs. Marilyn Red Chook will have none of it and moves them all on with gusto.

I'm taking off on Monday for a country trip with my friend Jen, visiting friends and relations and apparently taking in picnic races in one country town. There should be plenty of photos of that...

Don't forget to visit Dave and the others taking part in the Recipe Project. And of course, leave me some comments, please.

10 comments:

  1. you know - I think I like the shot of the crucifix orchid best (oh no! a shot in the raw state!) .... maybe that's because I love orchids....

    have fun on your country trip

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    1. That orchid is one of many, Ronnie, but it has the biggest flowers and up against the gum tree, always looks good. I'm pretty partial to shots in the raw as well as the tinkered with ones...

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  2. Looks like you are really having fun with your photo apps. I have to say my favourite is the UFOs.

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    1. Hi Amanda, I really like the UFO photo but I'd be happier if I could remember what I used. No doubt someone will tell me, I hope.

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  3. Such great images!! Love them all! As for the UFO's? Who know where they come from! Not even Siri knows!! (My guess is that you used UFO camera Silver or Gold. That's where I get mine.) Thanks so much for joining in The Recipe Book Project!!! Enjoy your country trip!!

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    1. Thanks Dave, I finally found where I'd hidden UFO Gold! Thank goodness, I thought I was going mad. Or just very absent minded...

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  4. Fun spider pics and isn't spring great, our wisteria is looking good too. Have fun in the country.

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    1. I'm loving spring, Gail, wonderful weather and the garden is a joy. Trip so far is lovely.

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  5. Beautiful photos Carol. All so inspiring.
    It's hard to believe that you are preparing for Spring and Summer, and we are beginning to bundle up for our cooler weather!
    Have a great trip with Jen, and I look forward to reading all about it.

    xoxoxo

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  6. I've just posted some trip pics, Judy, just for you! Lovely weather though getting hotter as we travel west. School holidays and there are children everywhere and here at our motel they are swimming as though it was summer. Feels like it, too. xox

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