Friday, April 16, 2010

Red Tulip

Red Tulip

This Tulip was blooming at work. Actually it kind of looked like it had exploded. The genus in general doesn’t seem to be dealing with our heat very well. I just heard that April has been averaging 17 degrees above normal, which is amazing. Usually when speaking of fluctuations in the average temperatures it is only a few degrees either way. March also was the warmest on record. No wonder the garden is blooming and growing at such an incredible rate. Today we are supposed to get a little rain and that will be good since no one even has their outdoor water faucets turned on let alone their irrigation systems.

I accidently turned on the auto bracketing feature of my camera and like it. It is providing some interesting dark backgrounds to the photos. To me it is the most amazing piece of machinery. Since I haven’t really been taking my camera to work it has been a slow spring as far as photography goes. Even when I have the camera there is a severe limit on how many photos get taken. I trying for more keepers and so far happy with the results. Since I have been going on and on about the Pink Dogwoods here is a little broader shot of some of the trees. Picture your whole backyard flanked by these blossoms.


Christine said...

Wonderful, wonderful shot of the tulip. It looks like a solar flare! Beautiful. I'll have to try that auto bracketing. Thanks for the tip.

Kathleen said...

You have some gorgeous photos on your blog! Seriously. The dogwood shot is my favorite.
I just heard March was the warmest on record. I'm wondering how they figured that since it sure wasn't in Colorado!! We have been below average (even in April). Still waiting for the warm up ~ maybe soon.
Happy spring and thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi Christine,
I will have to come to your site to see how your garden is doing. The bracketing thing was happy accident.

Kathleen, remember that average temps are over a period of time and it might not seem they were higher. Our March was the wettest ever too. We had about 12" of rain, which was way too much.