Thursday, March 17, 2011

They Overstayed Their Welcome

Carnations are one of those flowers that people relegate to the 'filler' file.  Use the confused, multi-petaled flower just to fill in the gaps and round out a design or bouquet.  A carnation standing on its own?  Nah, not on my table or so some people feel. I'm at the other end of the spectrum or was...until today.  As of today, I'm seriously tired of carnations. What's a good thing when money is tight and you want a bit of long lasting color and fragrance becomes a bad thing when you want somehting new and different to decorate the mantle and photograph.  I wish the darn things would just fade away now.  Yes, there's a few brown edged petals,but nothing major. After nearly two weeks, I've run out of ways to photograph the puffs of pink, so they need to go.  The carnations have overstayed their welcome.

This is it...I'm not going to take one more shot of the pretty in pink flowers.  This is the last of the carnation photos for a while.

 Did I just hear a collective sigh of relief? 

I processed this photo in Elements 9 using Texture 40 from Ellenvd on Flickr and Kim Klassen's dusty rose texture.   

Tomorrow I'll have the next chapter of my Cape Cod story up.  I hope you'll stop by and take the journey with me. 


  1. You have suroprised me with your post just popping up as I was online.
    Aw! Poor carnations ... but I understand how you feel. They have been relegated for the time being; but have managed to creep into the edge of this post as they leave.

    Your photograph is so professional. I love it and would use it as a card, it is so well balanced. It seems to me that you are revelling in your new found freedom in Photoshop. Enjoy every minute!

  2. aguja...I'm a proud supporter of carnations, but they last so long that after awhile I yearn for the next pretty thing. lol Thank you for your encouragement and yes I am revelling in this new found passion for processing photos.

    Have a grand day/evening.

  3. Oh, but look at the beauty they gave you in their last hours! What a beautiful photo.

    I used to have a dislike of carnations, too - reminded me of the prom. I am back to them now, love their colors and that they are less expensive. But yes! How they hang on!

  4. Gorgeous!! i think your photo is fabulous and very poetic...beautiful!!

  5. Hello carnations always bring so much pleasure. Instead of wishing they'd go away I should have shared them a few days ago before the edges began to wilt.'s always wonderful when you visit. Thanks for the lovely comment.

  6. I actually love carnations, as much for their wonderful scent as for their colours and bloom. :) Your photo is wonderful!

  7. Hi Nancy...thanks for stopping by. I'm discovering that carnations are coming back in vogue and they desserve to. They're lovely to look ant you're so right, delicous to smell.

    Have a wonderful day!

  8. Dear Teresa O,
    Great photograph!
    About Carnations. I saw a very different and wonderful movie the past few nights that deals partly in growing carnations and wanted to pass it along to you: Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources.
    Actually these are two movies 2 hrs each. I will not soon forget!

    Hope you will check them out if you have not already!



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