Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rainbow Summer School - Green!

Thursday, time for Rainbow Summer School with our fearless leader, Mrs. Matlock. Our color today is green. I love green, it's one of my favorite colors. Unfortunately, by August, there's not much green to be seen around here. More of a dusty beige or brown ): So I looked through our photo files to find some examples. Some are mine, most are hubbies. Here's what I came up with. Hope you enjoy!


New Sweden Church in the spring. A gorgeous little country church, but I'm not too sure about that green carpet on the steps!

Our first foray into light painting. I "painted" with light while DH took the shot. An abandoned farmhouse outside of Jarrell, Texas


An incredible candy lime hot rod - Lone Star Classic Auto Roundup, Austin Texas

A fun shot taken at Berry Springs Preserve Park in Georgetown, Texas


Lilly pond, Zilker Botanical Gardens, Austin Texas

Palm fronds, Zilker Botanical Gardens, Austin, Texas


And finally, my favorite. A beautiful path in the bamboo stand, Zilker Botanical Gardens


Hope you enjoyed my little spot of green today. Now get to class and see what everyone else is sharing!

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25 comments:

mrs. c said...

My absolute favorite is the abandoned farmhouse. That is a fantastic photo! Thank you for always checking out my posts, you are a sweetheart!

Viki said...

Great photos. I loved them all. Beautiful picture taking.

Kathysue said...

Gorgeous Green, Gorgeous Green, Gorgeous Green!!! Try and say that really fast, incredible shots Kat!!

Vicki said...

Great Greens! I too loved the old farm house.

Jo said...

those photos are fantastic, but the farmhouse photo is simply stellar!!! i love it! i enjoyed this green visit!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, your pictures are just wonderful. I love the bamboo one and the old farm house, that so reminds me of the farm I was born in and what it looked like before it fell down. So sad and lonely. Great pictures. Hugs, Marty

My name is PJ. said...

LOVE the photos. HDR makes my heart go pitty pat every time I see it. Very well employed here, Kat!!!

jeff campbell said...

Kat...such lovely photographs...the church is devine...Peace and blessings

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kat...

Just wanted to come by after reading the sweet note you left on my Colo. mtn. camping trip. I really enjoyed your visit and sweet note, my friend! Thank you!!!

Wowzer...what gorgeous "green" photos! You know, I think I've seen that old Swedish church. If my memory serves me correctly, it's out in the country? I used to live in south Texas...nearly 30 yrs. I've heard of Zilker Botanical Gardens but have never visited. After seeing your fabulous photos, I wished that I had! What a fabulous place! Thanks for sharing all of those gorgeous greens, Kat...what a treat!!!

Have a terrific Thursday!
Chari @Happy To Design

Nora Johnson said...

Hi Kat!

Wonderful shots of the Botanical Garden - my favourite too is the bamboo walk.Sp peaceful-looking. And that tree with all those beautifully wizened mushrooms (or toadstools?!)Magnificent - you have such a lovely blog!

LOLA & Nora:)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the lush green pictures at the end. It makes me think of a jungle adventure.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Wonderful photographs. Last week when we drove from here to Austin I was kind of surprised at how green things still looked considering it was August. I guess it was all the rain we had earlier, but it's probably drying up quickly now.

Shellbelle said...

Wow! Loved all your choice (and now I want to paint my Scion candy lime green) but the farmhouse is brilliant! I can't believe that was your first attempt at light painting, it is an incredible capture and would look beautiful framed. Just in awe…

Cheryl said...

Kat, I love all the green you've displayed today. My favorite part of being outside is all the various shades of green to be seen.

What's light painting? It's gorgeous and I'll love to know how it's done.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I always enjoy your shots so much. I like the one with the partly torn old house. Great green post.

Sue said...

I don't know what "light painting" is, but that is a very cool looking photo!

=)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kat...

My friend, I'm back! Just wanted to stop back by to say thank you for the sweet birthday well wishes...that's so very kind of you! Thank you!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

easternsparkle said...

Great pics Kat! I agree we need to learn more about light painting!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kat! What beautiful photos! I love the one of the old house, but my favorite is the same as yours...the path. I can almost smell wet earth! Fabuloous! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Jingle said...

love the green car.

DesignTies said...

Great collection of green photos :-) I really like the shot of the abandoned farm house. The composition is amazing, and there's something about abandoned houses that I find both sad & fascinating. I always wonder about who lived there and why they left.

Kelly

Jenny said...

I don't know what "painting with light means?" Is that shot of the old building a painting you did?

If so, I need to buy your artwork. Wow.

And if it's a photo...still...wow!

What a fantastic link to Rainbow Summer School.

These pictures are just amazing.

I'm so glad you didn't share the beige "real world" pictures! I'm living those here, too.

Thank you for linking.

A+

Mumsy said...

Gorgeous photos and fantastic view! I love your green post!

Bonnie said...

Oh my gosh, Kat...these are so beautiful I can't even pick a favorite! Splendid job!

How have you been? Bonnie

Susan said...

these are really neat, I am not sure what you do. Take black n white photos, and then color on them, or is it all done on the computer or what? VERY cool...the cars and the farm house are soooo cool!
thanks for a great green post!
Susan