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In the windy midday sun.

What I have been after these last few flower posts is a kind of essence of the summer weather at play with the wild flowers in the dunes. I discovered this stretch of dunes for the first time this year walking my dog. What I wanted to have for myself were images that I could turn to in the winter months when it's bleak and grey, cold, wet and windy; when the dog and me go out whatever the weather.

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  • paul
  • 7 Aug 2007, 00:37
I like it but it isn't easy on the eye. This has an edge about it that is unlike your other recent flower postings
pixelpixie: You're right, this is brash where the others are subtle.
  • Kay
  • 7 Aug 2007, 05:39
Jose, I like the movement and motion. It's very pretty.
pixelpixie: Thank-you! It was so windy that day it was almost impossible to get anything in focus!
It is a bit like looking at the flower through eyes full of tears, or summat...maybe? I'll get me coat. wink
pixelpixie: You don't know how near the truth you are! Well, my dog was speyed last Tuesday and she's been in agony since and yesterday I was so tearful because I keep taking her back to the Vet and getting nowhere. Last night they kept her in on a drip and now I'm still waiting to hear what they are going to do for her. I was trying to distract myself last night, couldn't decide what to post and I was looking at all my images pretty much as you have described!
The blurred effect that you have obtained here, with those wonderful colors, causes that this is an authentic oil painting! I like. "Likey, now"
pixelpixie: It was the wind that did it for me! Thank-you for such a lovely comment.
Agree with José-Angel ! It's beautiful as a painting.
pixelpixie: Thank-you so much Florence, I really wasn't very sure about this one.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 7 Aug 2007, 14:18
It's like an oil painting as seen through a heavy rain, Jose Ann. I hope your dog--and YOU--weather the storm!
pixelpixie: Oh thank-you Ginnie. I've just had a phone call from the Vet to say that they think she may be reacting severely to the suture material they have used for the ligaments inside. They have her comfortable now but it seems they will need to operate again tomorrow to replace them with something else. They are waiting for blood test results at the moment. Poor thing, she's so sweet, I feel awful she's being put through this.
Once again, the technical stuff flies straight over my head. lol! However, I love the end product - it`s beautiful. (:o)
Another beautiful image - at first sight I thought it was a painting and see that others have had that reaction. It is quite different to your others but just as lovely in a different way. Hope your dog feels better tomorrow.
  • mal
  • 7 Aug 2007, 23:38
Hmmm! Pixelpixie in the dunes! I'm sure I have a blog worthy image of that! lol. mal

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