Happy Butterfly Trails by Lorrie Morrison

Happy Butterfly Trails by Lorrie Morrison

“Happy Butterfly Trails” by Lorrie Morrison


This is my original rose photograph taken a couple of years ago. I added several layers of textures and paint effects.  Then I added the butterflies and their trails.  Butterflies fly over the garden flowers every spring, so it wasn’t very difficult to imagine little butterfly trails following them fluttering from one flower to another. The colors in this picture are quite vibrant and cheerful.

Garden Paint

Inspire someone to take up a creative hobby. It helps the mind focus on things that are important. One of those important things is the well-being of your mind and body. In the difficult times of your life, it’s very important to concentrate on your positive ideas and make them happen. This is a picture I made when I was experimenting and learning how to use Photoshop. I was also experimenting with the digital camera. I take a camera with me everywhere.

The light shines on the garden in various ways during the day. When I noticed that, I decided I needed to try and capture that look… that feeling. One thing leads to another and I started making a website. It all took a while to learn how to do all this. I read and practiced many days a week.

Now it’s part of me and I can’t picture myself ever quitting!

Garden Paint

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Splashing Cannery Row in Monterey California!

 “A Cannery Row Autumn” ~ photographic print by Lorrie Morrison

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This is a small section of the coastline along Cannery Row in Monterey, California. This is the area that was made popular by the famous writer John Steinbeck. You may know some of his books called “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Cannery Row”. This area is where captains of ships would stop on their way to San Francisco, one of the many areas where a mission was placed by Father Serra. Many people from other countries laboriously worked in the canneries and sardine  factories along the Cannery Row.

 

It was full of colorful characters in those days… and still is for that matter! The canneries are still there standing empty. Most were made into restaurants or hotels where many tourists are attracted to eat and stay. Farther down the road is Fisherman’s Wharf where all the fish were caught and brought in for the canneries. But those were days long ago.

 

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Signs of Spring

Some years ago, my husband and I were hiking in Yosemite and we came across a gorgeous tree with reddish magenta colored tiny flowers called Redbud. Later, we found one at a nursery to plant in our yard, since we liked it so much.

Now it is quite large,  after half a dozen or so years have gone by. It sits unobserved in the corner of the yard, until the bright magenta flowers bloom in spring, then it becomes quite attractive. The flowers don’t last that long. But it sure brightens up things while they last!  I’ve made a photographic print of it. Hope you like it.