26 May 2011

Nature's bounty - May, 2011

Mid-May on East coast Australia and I've revelled in the glory of "a touch of Fall happening". Colourful, deciduous trees like those in colder climes, aren't quite the norm for us here.

My Indian Summer crepe myrtle though, near the back door, has been offering all this over the past couple of weeks. Now after a sudden change and drop in temps, alongwith strong winds over the past couple of days and nights, most all the leaves have dropped since I took these photos.

So I've been working with one of my photos tonight and making some creative changes.  Erased the original background away from the leaves, and gave them a watercolour effect. 

Going to the background now; that was given a weave texture; then the watercoloured-leaves overlayed again. 

(click to see the bigger version)

And while on a nature's bounty topic, how about these nasturtiums that have sprouted up between the retainer wall blocks?!  Survival of the fittest... no way will I be tugging them out of there.

Will be interesting to see if they can make it to flowering stage like some other's I've grown in the past...