Sunshine with flowers

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 18, 2014
TakenJuly 18, 2014
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/100 sec at f/6.3
FlashRed Eye, Compulsory Flash, Return light detected
Focal Length35 mm

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My soul waits thou only upon God for my expectation is from Him. Psalms 62: 5

Fun time for me in summer
is sunshine and flowers;
Some grow high in number
After continual showers
While others slumber.

On mother's birthday
The sun came out today
If only just a little while,
It gave a welcome smile.

A mother's memory to love..
Is from her inspiration
and for God's gifts above...
That exceed our expectation.
Poetry by me AJP

Mother loved sunshine and flowers but she became depressed when the skies were gray for too many days. When the sun came through the clouds for my self portrait today I thought of her pretty smile and how she would have welcomed the sunshine to lift her spirits. I also love sunshine with flowers and really anticipate the arrival of our Delphiniums and Asiatic Lilies that bloom in the summer..Anticipation can be defined as pleasurable expectation and the size of these flowers after continual rain this summer have more than fulfilled my expectations. Some of our flowers such as Zinnias that are usually tough did not make it due to our extreme winter we had this past year..

Thank you so very much for the spotlight Davide Simone on 7-18-2013..

24 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    A really great colorful and cheery portrait!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    outstanding !!!! WOW !

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    My goodness your lilies are tall!! A gorgeous background of lovely colors for your beautiful portrait!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    Beautiful portrait, Andrea! Can't decide whether I like your smiling face or the flowers better!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    Your wildflowers are so pretty and they sure get tall !!! I am glad that you had a chance to get your portrait among the wildflowers done. You do have a very pretty smile, and seeing it made me smile : )

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (18 Jul 2014):

    Thank you all....Ann they are delphiniums and Asiatic lilies that we planted and they have
    grown very tall from so much rain this summer.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    Andrea, thanks for letting me know what the flowers are. I don't believe that I have seen delphiniums before, but I have some Asiatic lilies in pots and they are about ready to bloom. Mine are very small compared to yours which are taller than you - they are beautiful !!! Maybe if I had the Asiatic lilies in the ground they might get as tall as yours do.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (18 Jul 2014):

    What a beautiful SP of you and your so slender ! You look beautiful among all the gorgeous flowers !

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    And I thought my Tiger Lilies were tall! These lilies are amazing! Beautiful photo.

  • Lynn Hathaway

    Lynn Hathaway gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    Enchanting photo! Love the colors!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    This has to be your best. Congratulations on achieving this.

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    Great shot!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    You look so pretty and happy!!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    Colors and happyness, wonderful shot Andrea!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P gave props (19 Jul 2014):

    Nice ... Well done ;)

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (19 Jul 2014):

    Pleasant portrait, but can's see association with the theme.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (19 Jul 2014):

    Grand entry for this theme !!! Love your flowers, and you are looking pretty snazzy too !!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jul 2014):

    A most excellent entry!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (19 Jul 2014):

    Most wonderful color!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross gave props (19 Jul 2014):

    Beautiful, both the flowers and your pose. Very nice photo for this theme......anticipating the sunlight!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (19 Jul 2014):

    Looking very lovely and happy surrounded by these amazing blossoms!! This is something a lot of us anticipate through the long winters. Theme perfect!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (20 Jul 2014):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (20 Jul 2014):

    Excellent portrait with a great feelings!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (21 Jul 2014):

    your smile says it all! wonderful shot.

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