August 4, 2016

A Seasonal Change

Thank you to At Home With Jemma for featuring this post.

Welcome to the blog today!

It seems like when August 1 rolls around my brain switches to a transition period. 

It's like summer is over (which it isn't) and my brain wants to begin thinking about fall colors...and cooler temperatures.

I am not really sure if this is a post about my making a new sunflower arrangement in a blue and white jar, or if it is more of a photography post. 

I'll let you decide. 

I picked up about a dozen sunflower stems and though I would copy what I saw on someone else's blog. I cannot remember whose blog. Sorry. 

I was going to put my stems in an ironstone pitcher, but at the last minute wanted to try my large oriental jar. I have never put sunflowers in it for some reason.

Sunflower yellow always makes me think of the south of France, Provence, where I lived for a bit. 

I was a French major in college and grad-school, then went on to teach high school French, and later college French. (That's why French this and that finds its way onto the blog.)

Sunflowers are such architectural flowers. They make a statement without doing much to them except for placing them in a container. 

cropped for interest

I like to crop photos and see if I can create an art print sort of look. Sometimes I will take a less than perfect pic and crop it to make it pretty.

In the pictures above and below I played with photo editing. I created a color focal point...with the rest of the picture in black and white.

I went close up and did macro shots for the pics above and below. I think they look kind of artsy.

It is too early to say "happy fall" so I will just wish you a happy August! 

Have you started to think about fall? 

What triggers you to begin? School. Cooler temps. Mums. Football. Please share. :-)

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My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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