Monday, April 11, 2011

on the back porch...

such a BUSY and FUN weekend... of friends and fellowship...good eats and tunes...spring blooms galore and 93 degree heat... with impending storms today, i decided to take a quiet break from my garden work and spent some time with my camera on the back porch....



how fitting that i enhanced my photos with a



called


"silence".

30 comments:

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Gorgeous images and wonderful addition of Kim's textures! Thank you for sharing :-)

alicia said...

Your back porch has amazing photo ops that perfectly compliment this textured style.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i love your new "look" and your photographs are dreamy! sooooo springy! TFS and making me smile! :)

Custom Comforts said...

So soft and pretty Erin. As usual, your photos are stunning and inspiringly gentle and sweet.
Cindy

Al said...

Photos are wonderful. Sometimes rain is a good thing :) The little bird vignette is so sweet! I love to visit your blog, such great inspiration here. Have a great day.
www.skylarkmanor.com

Laura said...

Your photos are lovely.
I have never used textures-
do you have to have photoshop to do so?

Laura
White Spray Paint

Donna said...

Beautiful photography as always!

Deb said...

What a beautiful garden & back porch! Love your gathering basket ♥

michelle said...

Just beautiful, beautiful pictures Erin! Your back porch looks like a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the afternoon. I am so glad that you had a wonderful weekend. :)
XO

Don said...

I like how you always bring it back home. Where the heart is.

KarenB said...

Serene, elegant and just down right beautiful! I especially love the second photo of the dogwood in the basket. Someday I hope my back porch looks this welcoming.

It's me said...

Silence............love Ria...xxx.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

So beautiful!
Your photography leaves me breathless and I want to come sit with you a while on your peaceful and dreamy porch! :)

Kim Klassen said...

hi Erin
oh my gosh... so love each an every photo.... and your old wash tub... i have the same one ... but it's a double sink.... so cool... i wish i had the single too. :) I use mine for still shoots all the time.... in the summer it sits on our porch... in the winter in our 'white room'. :)

wonderful ... wonderful... 'sigh'

thanks for linking up to Texture Tuesday....
xxo, Kim

oldgreymare said...

Erin is back in the garden...YAY!
all is right with the world...

bucket of shells? soooooo fabulous

xx
z

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Visited earlier today, but have had problems leaving messages on blogs off and on the last couple of days, so decided to go get some work done. :D
I do like how you enhance your already pretty photos.
Enjoy your evening.

Heaven's Walk said...

Wasn't it a wonderful weekend, Erin? 93??? Wow! It was 85 here in MI and we were thrilled! Love all the whites on your porch. I've been working on floofing my deck and porch, and everytime I look at them, I feel like just need a little more tweeking.....but I don't know with what! lol! Maybe potted flowers will do it...once the greenhouses open up. lol! :)

xoxo laurie

paperbird said...

all so wonderful- i love each image!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Erin
It's been a while so I thought I'd pop over see what you're up to.. beautiful here as always.. love that washtub!!! fabulous!!!

Have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

bikim said...

gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
love the photos Erin!
take care,
Rosa

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Erin, absolutely gorgeous images. Believe me, I would take a thunderstorm over a dust storm any day. Dust is so oppressive. You feel like you are already 6 feet under when you are breathing in sand and dust all day long. :/ Oh me! At least I am home now visiting beautiful bloggers and seeing lovely spaces. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Chrisy said...

Beautiful photos that exude peace...ta dearest...

Melinda said...

Beautiful images- so peaceful!

Espresso said...

Lovely photos :))

Cobalt Violet said...

93 degrees??!!
Stay cool!

Beautiful spring photos ... feels so "Eastery!" LOVE it!
I think I need to go and get some white posies now!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Erin my dear...it was so nice to see your comment on my blog! As always, your photos are perfectly in tune with the season, with not only the subject matter, but the texture and feel....a balmy 93???? WE ARE HAVING GUSTY COLD WINDS at the moment!!!! THANK YOU ERIN for your greetings, Anita

A Rosy Note said...

Oh my goodness, your photos are so pretty! I am in love with that first one :)

~Tricia

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

ERIN! WE GOT SNOW LAST NIGHT!!! You see why I am dreaming of turquoise waters? Ah....C'EST TROP BEAU...Merci for coming on over!!! Anita

Georgianna said...

I sooo love the dogwood blossoms on the cane basket – so perfect! I must say I'm happy we don't have 93ยบ but wish it would warm up a bit! As always, your photo story is a complete delight. I love your compositions. :) xo

Marilyn said...

I love your back porch. Straight out of Country Living or Shabby Chic. I can imagine sitting there with a glass of lemonade.
Nice processing.