may flowers [18/52]

Finally! Just when I thought Spring would never arrive, my little corner of the world is finally showing signs of life.

Better late than never!

I had fun hunting down flowers of all shapes and sizes and actually felt like using my camera for a change, rather than the boredom that’s hit me lately. Guess I just needed a change of scenery.

But the absolute best May flowers of all, are the ones given to you on Mother’s Day …

Roses from my beautiful daughter. It’s crazy to think she’ll be turning sixteen this year.

She was five years old just yesterday, giving me dandelion bouquets.



The majority of the above  photos were processed with the new Lightroom Preset Super Pack from Cara Rose Photography.  Cara is an amazing photographer whom I’ve admired for quite some time. Her flickr stream is a thing of beauty and packed full of luscious light and dreamy bokeh, always guaranteed to inspire. I’m so pleased to support her in her newest venture. You can find Cara on facebook, flickr and on her website.


Hosted at twoscoopz! You can visit or join the focus52 flickr group here. My own focus52 project can be found on flickr here or by clicking ‘my f52’ in the category list to the right.

  • Tug
    Posted at 21:56h, 08 May Reply

    Very pretty J! I think I’ve been in a rut/bored as well…time to get out & CAPTURE. ;-) Happy Mother’s Day, I hope yours was all that you wished for.

    • janice
      Posted at 00:16h, 09 May Reply

      Same to you, girlfriend!
      and yeah, change of scenery required :)

  • saintseester
    Posted at 22:07h, 08 May Reply

    Very. very pretty. I especially love the daffodils!

    • janice
      Posted at 00:16h, 09 May Reply

      Thank you! Me too. Nothing says Spring like tulips and daffodils.

  • Leesha
    Posted at 22:42h, 08 May Reply

    Oh my goodness, I love all these, but the green vine like specimen that’s all curled up is AMAZING.

    • janice
      Posted at 00:17h, 09 May Reply

      I think it’s a fiddlehead fern but I’m not sure. Cool though!

  • lucy
    Posted at 09:28h, 09 May Reply

    beautiful may flowers — but i’m also partial to the little unfurling fern — so delicate — like magic!

    • janice
      Posted at 15:42h, 09 May Reply

      I love the little leaves, all tucked in tight.

  • Bari
    Posted at 16:08h, 09 May Reply

    These are awesome, as always. I can’t wait for school and it’s responsibilities to end so I can really focus on my camera again.

    • janice
      Posted at 16:51h, 09 May Reply

      I don’t know if it’s too much working that affects me.
      I think it has more to do with the long winter we had.
      Who knows.
      Sometimes I look around me and feel like I’ve photographed everything there is to photograph. Which obviously isn’t true! LOL!
      I think I need to steer my car in a few new directions.

  • Jillsy Girl
    Posted at 08:25h, 10 May Reply

    excellent flower photos…so colorful! Here’s to Spring finally arriving in your neck of the woods!

  • Martha
    Posted at 02:38h, 15 May Reply

    I’m jealous of all your flowers! We finally have some teeny tiny leaves on the trees and I saw some daffodils in someone’s yard on my dog walk the other day. As always…love your photos!

  • Tamara
    Posted at 02:02h, 16 May Reply

    As I scrolled down through the page I kept saying, “I love that!” But I think my fav is the fern, what a cool shot! :)

  • Breanna Peterson Photography
    Posted at 02:33h, 16 May Reply

    beautiful images- love the processing!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 05:11h, 16 May Reply

    Amazing! The second fromthe bottom is so cooltoo!! I was watching a Planet Earth showyesterday which showed them opening…… Amazing to see them so close up all curled up like that!

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