Where I live in Southern Oregon, we are lucky enough to have pansies bloom, in the winter and spring. If they are in a sheltered place, they also like to bloom in the summer. What a feeling of joy to see all of these beautiful little faces watching you as you go by on your way to the garbage can. When you spy them, your mind leaves the garbage behind and you can’t help but smile, for in a world full of garbage, there near your back door, is a carpet of joy!

Orton effect applied:

6/5/09-Featured
Placed in the top ten in the Pansy Challenge in the group Gorgeous Flower Cards
5/5/10-Featured in Glorious Spring
4/1/13-Featured in the group Country Bumpkin
2/14/14-Featured in the group Gorgeous Flower Cards

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flowers, orton effect, pansies, purple, spring, happy, perky, vibrant, diane schuster

I’m a 66 year old retired grandmother that loves photography. I love being out in nature and love lots of color, so Autumn is my favorite time of year.
Forests and forest light, waterfalls, flowers and insects are also some of my favorite subjects to photograph.

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Comments

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    so Gorgeous!!!!

  • Thanks cheryl and boy, thanks for the fav! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • dpennyor
    dpennyorover 5 years ago

    so beautiful my friend!! we just love southern oregon don’t we!!!!

  • Yes! Dennis, I have to agree with you, our weather is perfect, a little bit of everything, everyday! lol! Also we are within driving distance of mountain, coast and forest. A photographer’s paradise and I live in it, couldn’t be luckier! I’m thinkin! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 5 years ago

    Fabulous colors!!!

  • Thanks Deb, they were a mixture of colors and when they started to bloom, they were a riot of color! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  • Thanks lorilee, glad that you like them! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    oh these little fellas have always been my fav flowers , what a nice shot of them :)

  • I love them too! I’m glad that you like this image! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Thanks for the fav! I really appreciate it! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks Rick!

    – Diane Schuster

  • dpennyor
    dpennyorover 5 years ago

    yep, that’s why I love it her too!!! you can go just a short distance and be in a completely different environment and so many photo-ops!!!

  • Lisa Taylor
    Lisa Taylorover 5 years ago

    Wonderful soft shot, Dee! The colors are fabulous and I love pansies!!! I normally have the winter hardy ones growing! They last forever it seems!! Another masterpiece, my friend!!

  • Thanks Lisa, I love flowers and it’s fun to do different effects on them! Thanks again for the fav! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 5 years ago

    these are beautiful Diane, I so love my little Pansies too. I always can’t believe some of them even survive our harsh winters here in Canada.

  • I’m surprised that you are able to have pansies in the winter in Canada, I grew up in Pa. and we didn’t have them their. Thanks so much for your comments! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    fantastic capture! so lovely
    :)

  • Thanks so much, maggie! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

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