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It's getting late in the year, and the roses have been gradually going dormant. You probably won't be hearing from me again until next Spring, but you can always go back and rummage through the previous 84 posts and their 300+ rose and garden photos. Remember that there are additional "pages" in this blog; they are accessed via the tabs at the top of the blog, which are labelled: Queen Elizabeth seedlings, Voodoo seedlings, German seedlings, and A rose seedling grows up.
This, by the way, is the sixth anniversary of this blog; the first post was on December 5, 2011. Herein, nature and digital photography have merged into an art form. My garden guardian The Chicken, shown below on the left, has been with me for 20 years, and is itself a work of art. The wild turkeys that have been roaming the neighborhood are life imitating art; I took their photo in October.
(photo taken: December 5, 2017)
(photo taken: October 22, 2017)
Update of December 27, 2017: Let's flip sides and say that "Art imitates life". Such is the case in the following 2 photos, where I first selected one of my better photos (from way back in 2015) and then processed the photo through a great photo editor & art facilitator. Many thanks to photofuneditor.com for providing the software -- the result below is rather striking --
|A pretty rose cluster|
(photo taken: June 28, 2015)
|Art imitating life|
(created: December 26, 2017)