Monday, June 15, 2009

two daisies today

Daisies, originally uploaded by Sophie_vf.

I thought they were Shasta daisies, but now realize they probably are something else completely. African daisies? The plastic tag has long been broken off and sunk into the dust.

Gardening is a lot of work in southern Alberta - late frosts and cold springs are usually followed by an abrupt swing to hot, droughty conditions. We don't put in the kind of time it takes to make plants really thrive here, but a few hardy clumps keep soldiering on, surprising us with colour amidst the dust and heat.

I was thinking of trying to make this picture into a banner of some sort, and got as far as experimenting to make a watermark, but that's as far as I got. I don't really need a banner, or a watermark, for that matter. I just felt like tinkering.

1 comment:

Michele said...

so right about the southern alberta gardening. these daisies pack a huge dollop of color though. they would make a lovely banner.