Saturday, April 10, 2010

spring has sprung


To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal ...
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance ...
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.

ecclesiastes 3:1-8

i'm so thankful for spring. it feels like the earth is reborn with a fresh start. not only that, but i feel like me again. there's nothing like the beautiful blue sky and blossoming loveliness all around me. the chirping birds are music to my soul. i found all these blossoms and spring time growth in my little town over the last couple of days and i had the hardest time choosing just one! so i picked 15...enjoy.















i had fun with some texture overlays today. click here for a tutorial on how to do them. i got my textures from flicker. just search "texture overlays."

6 comments:

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

Beautiful!

Tami Allred said...

I really appreciate Spring so much more now that we have winter. Great picturs. I love daffodils. How do they do it?

Kristi said...

The texture overlays are so pretty on those flowers! Love them! So beautiful! You live in a gorgeous place!

Micah and BriAnne said...

Be.You.Ti.Ful! Seriously, wow. And thanks so much for posting a tutorial! I can't wait to try it out!!

Melanie said...

Hi Lara-
Aunt Carma just pointed me to your blog. Beautiful photos! And so many cute projects you've been up to. Fun to see your littlest guy -I don't think we've met yet!
Love,
Melanie (Ellingson) Hopkins

Ben and Shawneen said...

LOVE the photos! How did you get that look? Are you using a different lense? Curious.