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Mid-Winter in Northern Oz: Colour in the garden.

bernieh

By bernieh

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Winter can be such a dull time in the garden – I really appreciate the colour of these growing around my courtyard:
Pelargoniums

Violas

Petunias

Nasturtiums

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Comments

 

Wow Bernieh, there'snothing dull about these, they are so colourful. I wish I had these in my garden to look at during winter! I love the way you have presented the pictures, very eye catching.

10 Jul, 2009

bjs
Bjs
 

You are very lucky.
You would not see any of thoes except the Violas in our winter gardens. perhaps the odd Geranium down south in a cottage door way.

10 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks Lily and Bjs - tried out the collage tool on Picasa and created these so easily. Technology is fun!

10 Jul, 2009

 

Lovely colourful photos. Well done! Must see if I can get that Picasa. Leave me alone and I'll play for hours :-)))

10 Jul, 2009

 

Bigbumblebee - Picasa is a free download from Google. It is serious fun - hours and hours will suddenly disappear from your day!!

10 Jul, 2009

 

Oh no not more disappearing hours lol ! Gorgeous photo's Bernieh :)) You are so lucky.

10 Jul, 2009

 

What a Bunch Of Wonderful Flowers/Plants the Photos are a great way of showing them @ their Best Bernieh :)

10 Jul, 2009

 

Great blog with all those flowers

10 Jul, 2009

 

some winter, brilliant photo's think i will try this Picasa.

10 Jul, 2009

 

Amazing Bernieh, wonderful pictures! I have EXACTLY the same plants growing and here it is summer, it's a topsy turvey world we live in. I'm going to jump on the bandwagon on the collage thing, you should be on commission for picasa! Thanks for the info, nice blog :)

10 Jul, 2009

 

Wonderful collages of fantastic collection of flowers Well Done!

10 Jul, 2009

 

Wow lots of lovely colour in your garden.....lovely pictures....

10 Jul, 2009

 

your winter garden is like our summer one..lol
great photos...

10 Jul, 2009

 

Lovely flowers and colours...
especially like the violas :o)

10 Jul, 2009

 

I'm with you, Terra - and the geraniums - and the petunias and nasturtiums. Like the sound of picasa but there are not enough hours in the day now.

10 Jul, 2009

 

pisca sounds good to me too. i will look into it in january when i got more time...lol

10 Jul, 2009

 

Very nice. I like your collages. Your winters are very colouyrful :o)

10 Jul, 2009

 

super Bernieh only just got to grips with photos maybe like sandra i'll give picasa a shot in january!!

enjoy

10 Jul, 2009

 

Lovely photographs but it takes me all my time to work out my Olympus prog, that came with my camera so I,d better master that first...

10 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks to all - I've been laid up with the flu (and of course I'm sick during the school holidays) and being a bit bored, what better way to pass the holidays than fiddling with technology. If you google 'Picasa' you'll find where to download it free and there's even a youtube video that shows you how to use it!! It's provided lots of hours of fun - and makes me feel a little better about spending the holidays at home!!!

10 Jul, 2009

 

Yes Neellan and Lincslass it's little and not too often when it comes to absorbing the technology stuff isn't it. I need to do each thing quite a few times to remember how and I usually write it down. Picasa looks great.

11 Jul, 2009

 

That's exactly how I do it too Lily2 - lots of short attempts and I write down how to do it as I go.

11 Jul, 2009

 

Lovely collages, Bernieh! I've been using Picassa practically since it came out. But I haven't tried my hand at making collages. I've been printing a caption onto the photos for some months now but have 1000s of photos & there is no quick way of doing the captions, each has to be written out & then pasted onto the photo. You can change the colour & even the angle at which it is displayed. I've done it vertically & at different angles but only used black or white lettering. I now tend to upload the photos from my digicam or phone camera to a folder on the computer then I start up Picassa which copies them into its own programme where you can then make changes. It will automatically make a copy of any photos you modify & keep it in a folder within the original folder - therefore it's important to keep your photos organised into folders.

11 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks so much Balcony - have to fiddle a bit more with Picasa to learn about all it can do. Yes - I've learned the art of keeping photos organised into folders as I was finding it so difficult to remember where everything was.

11 Jul, 2009

 

Nice one Bernieh... The collage was a lovely surprise..might have a go myself...:>)

12 Jul, 2009

 

Wonderful way to brighten a winter! Your own pics are marvellous, loads of winter colour there. Fab way to show us them! Many Thanks for the lead to Picasa - you're a real star! :-)

12 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks Motinot and David - definitely have a go at Picasa. It's lots of fun and you can create some lovely things.

12 Jul, 2009

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