After last night wind & dust storm. Everything was left a bit….well, dusty. But the flowers were really loving the cooler air, and the small sprinkling of spring rain. Spring is my favorite time of year; and here in Arizona, you have to enjoy it while it lasts. Here are some pictures I took of the flowers from my back yard, that survived the wind.
I edited these using a free share from the PIF (pay it forward) from the clickinmoms forum. I decided to go out of my comfort zone and also add some texture to them. I’m not a big texture fan. But I felt the need to capture the dusty environment in a different way.
The end of my day was spent at the park while my two daughters were at their volleyball and soccer practice just a few yards away. I love this park, however the best part is no longer available to people such as myself. Sadly too many photographers (business & hobbyists) decided to take it upon themselves to graffiti in bright chalk across a historic mud brick building, nail signs in to the preserved siding of the farm house, and drag a ‘Victorian’ living room set into the rose garden lawn in order to get those creative shots. Now in order to take pictures or video you must obtain a special permit for a fee of $100. Only cell phones are allowed without a permit. It is disheartening how a few can ruin it for many. Anyway, these pictures were shot in the non-historic area of the park. There were a few Arizona flowering weeds by some storage containers and one of the sections of the picnic area was being irrigated, so I took advantage of the opportunity to explore the use of the sun and reflections.