Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It's Blooming Tuesday





I sure hope I do this right. It's Blooming Tuesday and I'm supposed to show what's blooming in my garden. Well, I cheated.

Below - you will find my first attempt at Photostory. I really had fun, especially with the "edit" feature. That's why you will find blue and green flowers (they were edited with the "negative" mode).

As well some of my pink hibiscus are bathed in the "ethreal glow" , which makes them look white over pink - again, compliments of the "edit mode". The music is rather tinny, but I had to use what was available.

Enjoy!


video

28 comments:

Bear Naked said...

Wow Wow and triple Wow.

Your photography, gardening and technical expertise leave me breathless.

Fantastic.

Bear((( )))

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
That was very, very fun!!
Thank you. I have never tried the edit part. After seeing how wonderful your pictures look I will try it.
Creative Blooming Tuesday!
Hugs,
Sherry

Wendy said...

Thanks Bear Naked - this was just an experiment. I didn't put the photos in any particular order. Next time I will. This is fun.

Hi Sherry - thank YOU - you are the one who introduced me to Photostory. Oh you have to check out the editing. You'll have a blast!

Carla said...

All I can say is OOOOOAAAAHHHHHH

perennialgardener said...

Beautiful video. What a creative way to show off your beautiful blooms for Bloomin' Tuesday.

Ruth said...

I am very impressed with the lovely slide show! The music suited it well.

Rose said...

Great job, Wendy! I am so impressed! Where do you find Photostory? Is that what Sherry uses for her Friday slide show? I'd love to try it some time. Your hibiscuses are beautiful; the last picture of the yellow one with the raindrops is stunning.

Cheryl said...

Wendy,
Your Photo Story was wonderful, beautiful and so put a smile on my face. As did your comment on my post. I appreciated it very much.
For the record, you hit the nail right on the head, I am in Menopause. I had to have a full hystorectomy and it put me there pronto. I was not prepared for that....immediate menopause.

Have a great Wednesday!!!

Wendy said...

Hi Carla - thanks for stopping by.

Hi perennialgardener, thank you. My garden is basically empty. This was a substitute.

Hi Ruth - thank you for you kindness.

Hi Rose - yes it is the same as Sherry's. I asked her how she does her slide shows and she told me: All you have to do is "google" photostory and click on the first thing that comes up.
It's a free download and soooooo easy to do. I am techno-challenged and if I can do it - anybody can. Tks for your kind words.

Hi Cheryl - oh dear, poor you. I'm still in the hot flash stage. So much fun (NOT). I hope things get better for you.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the show.
I've got some tea brewing.....help yourself.

Suzanne said...

Loved your slideshow and the musical accompaniment! It was very calming. I'm getting ready for my son's wedding this weekend, so "calming" was just what I needed!Pretty photos and I loved the photo of the huge, colorful tree in the post below!

Laurie and Chris said...

What a great idea. It sure looks like it was fun to do. Great pictures.

Jean said...

Wendy, Love the show! You did a great job! I won't have anything left in my garden soon but I'll just have to use pics from summer. Great Bloomin' Tuesday post. Jean

marmee said...

wendy good job on the video. they are fun to make. love all your hibiscus.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Wendy, that was great! Your pictures were lovely I just love Hibiscus plants!
Ann

Aiyana said...

I really liked your Photostory! I'll have to try it sometime. I've done a couple of slide shows, which don't offer music, so Photostory seems more interesting.
Aiyana

Darla said...

It is fun playing with the slideshows. Great photos, the yellow Hibiscus was my favorite.

annette said...

Well done! Very pretty, soothing to watch.

Beverly said...

Just checking in. i arrived in Virginia to wonderful cook, crisp air...wonderful. Ella is wonderful too.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Absolutely beautiful, Wendy. I loved the artistic editing you did, and I thought the music a very nice touch.

Shammickite said...

Photostory... OK I'll have a look. I love what you have done with the flowers and music, very neat!

beckie said...

Wendy, fantastic! what a lovely way to show photos. I had not seen thos before but am going to look at it for doing pictures of my grand girls. Your hibicus are still beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy

Seeing Cheryl said on your comment section freaked me out....I thought I don't remember seeing this post....I was really worried....then I read it and realised it was someone else....

I so enjoyed that...you are so clever......you will never find it on my blog though.....much to scary....

Am loving those hibiscus.......

Wendy said...

Hi suzanne - congrats on your son's wedding. I'm glad you liked my slide show.


Hi Laurie and chris - it was fun to do. Tks for stopping by.

Thanks Jean - my garden's almost bare too!

Wendy said...

Hi Marmee - my hibs are grumpy right now. I've brought them in for the winter and they're dropping their buds. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Ann - thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked my hibs.

Hi Aiyana - give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

Wendy said...

Hi Darla - yes it is. I haven't played with anything - this was my first attempt at a slideshow. I almost thought that with video, slide shows would be a thing of the past. I'm glad they're not.

Hi Annette - thanks for the compliments.

Hi Bev, thanks for checking in. Hope you have a good time in Virginia. Looking forward to seeing your pics (especially of Ella).

Wendy said...

Hi Morning glories round the clock, thanks for your kindness. It was fun.

Hi Shammickite - yes, do try it out. It's fun.

Hi Beckie - by all means give it a try. I would love to see your pic of your grandgirls. I also want to do some of the grandkids. And a combined grandkids and flowers. The music just has to be right. I am learning how to download from the net. No, I've never done that before. Lots to learn....

Oh Cheryl, it's not scary. Your photos can be edited and if you don't like the results, just change it back - presto! Like magic!
But really, I do understand. Your photos are beautiful and very special. You don't want to mess them up or change them.

I thought it was you too at first, but soon realized it was not.
Happy gardening!

soulbrush said...

thanks for your visit...so glad you're joining us on blooming tuesday...and glad you like the baby widget...yours is a month after ours...we are having a girl, do you know yet?

Wendy said...

Hi Soulbrush. Thanks for stopping in. We are having a boy! Congrats to you too.