This view out my front window is inspiring right now. The rhododendrens and azaleas and now the roses, are at their peak. It always makes me want to get out and take photos of flowers despite the fact that I already have folders and folders of flower photos.
Something I have been trying for are some closeups where the foreground flowers are in sharp focus and the background somewhat blurred. As often as not I get the opposite effect like this one.
Not what I was going for.
I did finally manage to get several that I was pleased with.
The roses along the side of the house are starting to bloom and they are really beautiful. Yesterday Ray and I walked around to look at them and surprised a deer who was carefully eating each and every bud off the first rosebush. Ray mixed up a batch of "deer repellant" from a recipe found on the internet and sprayed the roses and some other tender little plants with deer damage. Nothing that will hurt the deer, but hopefully make the greenery and flowers unappetizing to them. Hope it works.