Monday, January 2, 2012

Flowers in December?

The weather just before Christmas was very mild here in Southern Ontario and the Jolly-Jump-Ups flowered in my front garden. Snow arrived on Wednesday, and even though the temperatures are still mild their smiling faces are covered with a warm blanket of snow.


I added a texture from French Kiss called Rosy French Script and
joined The Creative Exchange, hosted by Lisa Gordon.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!!!


27 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

Very pretty Jen, I like the background.
Judith

Vintage Gal said...

Wow ~ Isn't that just a blessing to behold in January in Southern Ontario. I am here as well, but alas the only thing in my garden is my Holly Bush which looks wonderful. Have a great day ;-)

Betty Jo said...

Gorgeous! We won't see those until spring and I can hardly wait. Have a wonderful New Year!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jen, goodness, your photo is stunning! I love it.

Happy New Year!

Barb

Tina´s PicStory said...

lovely! here are also some spring flowers. i have posted them last week :)

lisa said...

We are enjoying a rather mild winter here in NY also, but we surely do not have any beautiful flowers like this!! This is a wonderful photograph.

Thank you so very much for being a part of The Creative Exchange today.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

camp and cottage living said...

Oh my, and I thought we were having mild weather here!
I love what you've done with the photo! It should be framed now.

Em S said...

Love the texture you applied! It's been mild here (for the most part too) but everything in our yard remains brown and cold.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

I love Johnny Jump Ups! I love your new header. Happy New Year.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Such a sweet little flower. V

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Beautiful, here in central Ky. I have a couple of Pansies hanging on. Beautiful coloring.
QMM

Seeing Each Day said...

Love the clarity of the inner petals and the whole composition of the shot.

Hilda R.B said...

I like it. Wonderful photo with the texture.
Greetings from Hilda

Shannon @ COZY HOME SCENES said...

Love how you used the texture. I've never tried that, but I need to get brave and learn one day.

The picture of the lake in your last post is stunning! Wishing you a better 2012. I hope this is a great year for you!

Ellie said...

That is a very pretty picture - also love the texture you have used.

Pondside said...

What a pretty image!
The weather certainly has been weird this winter!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love those sweet Viola faces! They are about the only thing blooming here now.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

I love the background - and also the way the flower stands out - very pretty. Hope this year is a grand one for you.

Jann Olson said...

Hi, I love Johhny Jump Ups. They are such hardy little self sowers. Every Spring I would have them popping up in the most unexpected places. Always loved their cute bright eyed blooms!

Lui said...

What a nice touch for a cute flower with a cute name ;-)

Marcie said...

WOW..yes - it's been warm..but jolly-jump-ups? They must be so confused. Gorgeous image...love the textured overlay and effect!

Anna said...

Such a lovely and hardy little gem!!! We won't be seeing anything like these for quite some time! Lucky you :)
Happy New Year to you.

Porch Days said...

I didn't get my pansies planted this fall and I am missing them! Thanks for sharing your johnnie-jump-ups. Your photo is lovely. The texture you put on it works very well. I have not been happy with the textures I have tried as they all seem to be white with only a little writing on the very edges. If I reduce opacity to show colors I loose the writing.

Connie Smiley said...

So pretty, and perfect with that texture. Is there anything like a violet?

EG Wow said...

Isn't that fun, a johnny-jump-up in December? Nice to see!

Lori said...

This is so beautiful and I love the texture!

geetlee said...

lovely use of texture :)