Winter roses

I love flowers in the home so picked some winter roses (hellebores) and put them on the coffee table. A few days later they had all drooped over but I liked the form as well as the colour.
Three good things:
1 We spent a few hours taking everything out of our caravan for handover! I am not taking all the books back on board - so heavy.
2. John spent $37 US on 550 books to be sent on a hard drive! Thats $NZ.09c per book. So we will have no need of bookcases!
3. More experimenting with my sous vide machine. Takes at least 45 mins to heat up! Then a minimum of 2 hours to cook - but the result is worthwhile!
Love the softness and colours of this shot.. I love flowers in the house as well and extra nice when you can pick them from your garden.. Sounds like you should be on Master Chef with the Sous Vide machine..
posted September 12th, 2017  
Nice processing and love the shape your roses formed!
posted September 12th, 2017  
@julzmaioro Far from that Julia - have had two failures!
posted September 12th, 2017  
Beautiful graceful droop Maggie! The green is pretty cool too! How on earth did John choose all those books? The mind boggles! Your books are so expensive so I reckon a good buy! Sous vide, is that the water bath thing?
posted September 12th, 2017  
@happypat I think it was just a bundle he bought - hope there are some good ones amongst them - probably have to delete a few! Sous vide is the water bath machine. Its not that easy. But very good nutritionally as the minerals and vitamins are not leached out as in boiling etc.
posted September 12th, 2017  
i love those winter roses.
my friend gave me a plant like that for my front yard garden but I think they died and did not come back... i need to get another one and care for it better.
the colour is so pretty.
are you moving?
love to read your 3 good things.
posted September 12th, 2017  
@gq Thanks Ma'am! These flowers die completely out of season and you would never know they are there but they pop up at the right time. Not moving - just traded our caravan for a motorhome!
posted September 12th, 2017  
FAV I love the color and the form too. The soft light and soft focus make this a very dreamy photo
posted September 12th, 2017  
I so like what they look like.
posted September 12th, 2017  
@grammyn I'm quite pleased with my new camera - getting the focus as well as the right light!
posted September 12th, 2017  
Still so lovely
posted September 12th, 2017  
This is lovely focus and light. The colour is fabulous too. Glad you are enjoying the new camera. The fabulous preview on mine is what has helped me so much.
posted September 12th, 2017  
Delightful....the colour is gorgeous.
posted September 12th, 2017  
bep
Lovely light here...
posted September 12th, 2017  
Wonderful image...love the light and green shades
posted September 12th, 2017  
they really make a great shape
posted September 12th, 2017  
This is wonderful, love the color and the laying over! You and your husband are busy folks! Motorhome travel is wonderful if you have the time. You will love it!
posted September 13th, 2017  
beautiful colour and lighting; we have run out of room for books, so I have switched over to e-books
posted September 13th, 2017  
Lovely light and softness.
posted September 13th, 2017  
Pretty processing.
posted September 13th, 2017  
Lovely colours, looks like a painting. Love books but they do take up a lot of space. Plus novels only get read once and then just gather dust. So much easier having them on an e-reader.
posted September 13th, 2017  
Love the classic 'still life' quality in this capture. Very artsy 8-)
posted September 13th, 2017  
@salza True about real books - you don't pick them up again. E books - you just have to keep them charged!
posted September 13th, 2017  
I love the soft form too Maggie. I find tulips do this too and always photograph them when they do!
posted September 13th, 2017  
@jackie8 I've never cut tulips for inside - do you? Sounds like a good photo.
posted September 13th, 2017  
They're very droopy flowers even on the plant! But beautiful, nevertheless. I like the light here - it makes me think of being in some forest glade, rather magical.
posted September 13th, 2017  
They look beautiful with their heads bowed. I love the mat they are sitting on too.
posted September 13th, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted September 13th, 2017  
Nice processing and capture
posted September 13th, 2017  
Those green tones are so relaxing to look at and I like your mat very much.
posted September 13th, 2017  
This is exquisite...
posted September 13th, 2017  
lovely
posted September 13th, 2017  
They drooped themselves in a very aesthetically pleasing way - which you have captured in an equally pleasing way.
posted September 13th, 2017  
Very pretty- it could be hanging in a gallery.
posted September 14th, 2017  
Love the tones here! Hellebores are some of my favorites. We call them Lenten Roses in my neck of the woods.
posted September 15th, 2017  
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