Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dab of This and That

A couple of years ago, about this same time of the year, I stopped in a florist/decor/gift shop to purchase a couple of candles. The Fall displays and flowers were beautiful, so asked permission to take some pictures and explained how I would use them in my blog. They gave permission (very reluctantly I might add), so I took some pictures, thanked them, paid for my candles and left. As it turned out, most of the pictures were not all that good and I ended up deleting the majority of them. Must have had the camera on the wrong setting, as most are a bit out of focus. Also, I the lighting was not great for picture taking and I did not want to use the flash in the shop. Recently I was digging around in my pictures, looking for some with a touch of Fall and decided to take a few of them to picasa and see if I could improve on them a bit.

I think ornamental cabbages are so pretty .......

Linking up with Mary @ "Mosaic Monday"

Great weather predicted here for this next week and hope it is the same in your area.
Have a great week!
Glenda

23 comments:

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love those ornamental cabbages too - especially the ones with the long stems. Very pretty!

Awful weather here. I think we're getting all the rain we didn't get the past two months!

Betsy said...

They're gorgeous...glad you decided to give them another try:-)
It's a bit overcast today and about 20 degrees cooler than just a few days ago. I love it!

Pat said...

These are beautiful Glenda. I love those ornamental cabbages too.

lvroftiques said...

Glenda they look pretty darn good to me! Thanks for sharing them after all. Gotta love picassa *winks* Vanna

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!

I kind of gave up on asking if I can take pics. The second you ask they start getting all funny! I was in an Asian super market a few months back with my hubby.I was taking pictures of all the beautiful produce when one of the workers flipped out and told me I can not have a camera inside the store.

Another time I was in Cali. visiting some family. We stopped in a little Mexican restaurant for lunch. While my family was ordering food I waited at the table and took a few random pictures of nothing so I could test the lighting. The store owner came out and asked if they could see what I took pictures of....really? I tried to explain that I was just testing the lighting and showed them the pictures I took of the walls....so silly. Anyhoo I put the camera away and didn't bring it back out the rest of the meal

Something about a big flashy camera just draws attention.

Kendra aka "Domestic Princess in Training"

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

They look beautiful to me! I think using the flash is ok sometimes! I did with my last tablescape and it worked just fine.
We are supposed to be in the 70's later this week which will be great by me!
Hugs,
Cindy

La Doña Jenny said...

Hello Glenda,

If you had not mentioned they were cabbage I would have assumed they were roses. I may be loosing my eyesight huh? Lovely nonetheless. Take care.

Jenny

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I think your pics look great Glenda. Whenever I need tweaking picasa is my friend. Love the cabbage!

Pondside said...

Well, they look lovely to me - the colour in the cabbage is so soft - like a rose.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Lovely images!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your photos are lovely. At first, I thought the cabbages were roses!(Hmmm, reminds me of the old "cabbage roses" designs).
-Karen

Riet said...

Picasa and you did a great job. Lovely pictures and really clear too.
Have a nice day
Riet

Snap said...

I'm sure glad you tried again. Love those cabbages!!!

Lorrie said...

It's rainy and gray here this morning, hopefully the week will brighten.

Ornamental cabbages are so interesting. I wonder if deer would eat them?

Teagarden said...

Thanks for sharing this nice post!
Have a great week,
Markus

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think they are beautiful too. This month's Southern Living has some gorgeous ones on a porch. I never see them around here, but I'd love to add a few. I need to do some research. I think the photos look great!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I think ornamental cabbages are pretty too. I always buy some to plant in a planter on my deck every fall.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, your pictures are great! I'm glad you decided to save them and post. Also glad they agreed to let you share them with us. The ornamental cabbages are fab!! What fun they would be to have.. hope you're having a super day.. hugs ~lynne~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful Glenda. laurie

Donna said...

Love the pics! Glad you did "play" with them!
Hope all is going well your way!
Hugs,
Donna

Leann said...

Maybe I'm wrong but I don't ask to take photos unless there are people in it. Maybe I should?! Love those ornamental cabbage photos!

Leann
Thanks for all you well wishes.

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, your cabbages are magnificent. I have to say at first glance I thought they were roses...and I know roses! Heeehehehe!

I've never grown ornamental cabbage, and I don't know why! Their beautiful.

God bless ya and have a fantastic Friday sweetie!!! :o)

Sue said...

The cabbage pics look so pretty, Glenda! A little enhancement never hurts,does it? I have some on my front entry and used some in one of last year's outdoor pots. Hope you're enjoying fall! ~ Sue