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Well, I’ll leave that up for you to decide… 🙂
 

“Faith” (White Nemesia) Nikon D300, VR 105mm F/2.8G, F/5, 1/320s, -0.7EV, ISO 640, Built-in i-TTL Fill Flash w/Gary Fong ‘Puffer’ Diffuser

 
 

“Hope” (Pink Herbaceous Peony) Nikon D300, VR 105mm F/2.8G, F/4.5, 1/320s, -0.3EV, Built-in i-TTL Fill Flash w/Gary Fong ‘Puffer’ Diffuser

 
 

“Love” (Dicentra spectabilis, Pink Bleeding Heart) Nikon D300, 260mm, F/5, 1/640s, -1.0EV, ISO 200

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In case any of you were wondering…

Yes, I still like to shoot pretty pink flowers… 😉

"Kiss Me Pink" (Pink Verbena) Nikon D300, VR 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 200

 

Noooo, not that cosmos silly, the flower! 🙂 

This is great time of year to shop your local nurseries for flowers and plants to reinvigorate a waning landscape. With the lack of rain in my area, many of my annual containers have seen better days. So, off to the nursery I went.

"Pink Infinity" (Cosmos 'Sonata Mix') Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/5, 1/60s, ISO 640

I was thrilled to see the large S A L E sign in bold red letters and to learn it meant all annual plants were on clearance! I picked up an ENORMOUS pot of Cosmos ‘Sonata Mix’ (a lovely collection of daisy-like blooms on 24″ high stems in shades of pink and white) for the low, low price of $5.00. Needless to say, it immediately went into my wagon along with several other pots of annuals, a couple of late-blooming perennials and a simply gorgeous trumpet vine.  

"Edge of the Cosmos" (Cosmos 'Sonata Mix') Nikon D300, 105mm, F/5, 1/50s, ISO 640

The injection of the new plants not only added needed pops of color to the garden but also sparked my desire to once again, pick up my camera and shoot. 

"Center of the Cosmos" (Cosmos 'Sonata Mix') Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/5, 1/160s, ISO 640

And that, my friends, could be the best bargain of all. 🙂

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