Flowers...One of My Favorite Things!

Flowers...One of My Favorite Things
Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
As many of you know, I celebrated my birthday on the 20th of this month. I just wanted to share with you...one of my gifts!
I do believe that I have the sweetest honey ever!!! On the day of my birthday, honey came home from work with a beautiful birthday bouquet for me!!! Not only did he bring me flowers but he also took me out to dinner that evening. And...he bought be a beautiful armoire for the Tea Rose bedroom!
Yes...my honey spoils me rotten!
My Beautiful Birthday Bouquet...

I just adore my birthday bouquet! I soooo love fresh flowers!!!
This beautiful bouquet is made up of several different variety of flowers in a wide array of colors. I love the square glass vase too...and ohhh, that pretty red ribbon!!!
I placed my birthday bouquet on the dining room table...atop a new "spring green" leaf platter. The flowers looked so pretty in my red dining room!!!
and then....
I moved them!

A few days later...I noticed that the sun was shining "just right" into my living room. The sunny rays were spilling ever so sweetly right onto this table. So I moved my flowers into the living room and took a few photos!
and...look what I captured!

I told you the sun's rays were shining ever so sweetly upon this table...hehe!
I didn't realize that I had captured the sun's rays with their amazing color spectrum in my photo until I downloaded it onto my computer.
I thought it was sooo pretty!!! What an amazing photo effect...and it was au natural!
Speaking of photo effects...I had some fun! I took a close up photo of the bright yellow sunflower in the bouquet.

I love sunflowers!!!
I decided to take this photo of the sunflower and have a little fun with it...using Photo Bucket's photo effects. I really do enjoy playing with all the different photo effects. It's a fun way to be creative!

Photo effect: "Cartoon"
Of course I also used a border/frame and text.

Photo effect: "Color Sketch"
I use this photo effect often...I love the look! Just like a sketch done with color pencils!

Photo effect: "Color Splash"

and below...this is my favorite photo!

This was my favorite photo! I love the lighting!!!

I loved the way the sunlight was coming in through my living room window...do you see my little french girl bust? Thought the sunlight framed her sooo beautifully!!!
Thank you, honey...I love, love, LOVE my beautiful birthday bouquet!!!
I am joining these fabulous parties today...

Show & Tell Friday...hosted by Cindy over at My Romantic Home.

A Few of my Favorite Things Saturday...hosted by Laurie over at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie.
Thank you, Cindy and Laurie...for hosting these fabulous parties for us!!!
Well my sweet friends, thank you sooo much for coming by today and taking a peek at my beautiful birthday bouquet! Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!
Have a fabulous day!


Lynn said...

Beautiful flowers! That photo capturing the spectrum is amazing, that will be the next big thing! First the Blue Hour now the spectrum! Glad you had a nice B-Day-enjoy:@)

Cherry Chick said...

Oh my Chari...your photographs are beautiful of your wonderful flowers. The one showing the sun rays is just amazing. I love when I get cut flowers, too.
Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us all.

podso said...

Wow! You've done a lot with those gorgeous flowers! Beautiful, Chari. You've got the artist touch for sure!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your flowers are beautiful! What a great photo of the sun rays coming thru the window.
A delayed Happy Birthday!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what beautiful birthday flowers. I love mixed bouquets, I think they are the best. Yes, you do have a super honey, and so thoughtful. Again Happy Birthday, I hope this is the best year ever. Hugs, marty

Marilyn said...

The sun's rays are spectacular! I'll have to find some time to play with pictures--it looks like a lot of fun! ♥♫

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! Your flowers are lovely...and a ray of sunshine! I think I will play with some effects! Your sunflowers are just the neatest! ♥

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari,
What a beautiful bouquet Russ brought you! It is just gorgeous!
He loves you so much!
And your photos are just outstanding, I mean really outstanding!
I can't believe how you caught the sun's rays like that.
You do amazing things with that camera of yours!
I love the artsy photos you created too, how wonderful!
I need to come back so you can give me photo lessons.
Hugs Girlfriend,

Carol said...

Happy Birthday! Your flowers are gorgeous & I liked the fun effects!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Chari, What a sweet husband you have. Sounds like a keeper to me! The flowers are beautiful and the photo with the sun rays is amazing. Glad you had a wonderful birthday. Hugs, Sherry

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Chari, what a glorious photo with the sun rays coming through the window! Your bouquet is so pretty, and your photographs are beautiful. What fun your photo effects are! I'm sorry I missed your birthday. It sounds like it was a good day. Belated birthday wishes being sent your way, sweet Chari. laurie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Forgot to tell you how glad I am that you'll be linking this beautiful post to Favorite Things Sat. Thank you so much! laurie

Beth said...

Chari, You are so talented! Love your artistry! Yes, you are definitely a designer! The photo with the sun's rays is just amazing. Your Russell is a sweetheart and I am so happy for you, that you enjoy each other so very much. You deserve this joy, this wonderful honey who spoils you rotten! I'm sure you spoil him too and that's part of why he loves you so much. Happy Birthday, Chari. God bless you and your wonderful family!
Hugs, Beth

Lisa said...

That was such a 'fun' post! I love flowers, too, and I especially love your red walls!! Might have to try that PhotoBucket out myself! Have a great weekend!!

Teresa said...

That is a gorgeous photograph. YOu couldn'thave planned it if you wanted to. very awesome. YOur flowers are just beautiful. I have a sweetie that brings me flowers often too. It's a small gesture that means soo much. happy birthday! Another Virgo. Mine is today.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Happy Birthday!
Your flowers are beautiful and your photographs are amazing.
Thanks for sharing, Annette

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated birthday friend!! This is such a beautiful arrangement and look so Chari!!!

I do hope you had a wonderful day friend!

bee blessed

Unknown said...

Oh!!! So beautiful flowers

Anonymous said...

Oh.. such beautiful flowers.. Happy Birthday... to you!!

Flowers said...

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Debbie said...

I love sunflowers, they just make the world a brighter, prettier place and your photos are awesome. The light shining down on your flowers, it is as if God is speaking. Beautiful!

Sonia said...

I love your b-d "honey flowers". So pretty!! Sunflowers are among some of my very favorite flowers they are just so sunny and happy looking! The photo with rays of sunshine coming through your window is just amazing! Like heaven smiling on your your lovely table vignette and bouquets. Have a great weekend Chari!

Miss Bloomers

Karen said...

Wow. You did really well with all the different effects for the picture. I love Photo bucket! There is no end as to what you can do with just one good shot!
Well happy belated birthday! I missed it . . . golly it's the pits to miss out on the fun stuff!
Know it was wonderful. . . and LOVE sunflowers!
Have a wonderful weekend! Karen

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the arrangement of flowers a beautiful mix.
Happy Birthday sweet lady!!! and still ever young!
Thank you for your visit to my place and your fabulous comment. I enjoyed my visit and will see you soon.

Denise C said...

So pretty - and wow... your photos are spectacular! I hope you don't mind - I added a link to my Porch and Garden Party at firstadream.blogspot.

Atticmag said...

Sunflowers are wonderful at this time of the year. Beautiful.

BTW - we have a unique kitchen or laundry backsplash giveaway that might be useful to you or a friend. Please stop by our Giveaway Friday! Jane F.

The Style Sisters said...

What a sweetie! I love your bouquet of sunflowers. I host Centepiece Wed on my blog you should come link up. I found you through porch and garden party link up.


Lona said...

Hi Chari. Happy, Happy Birthday girl.May it be filled with love, family, friends and many flowers.
Your Sunflower bouquet is just so pretty. It is so much fun to try out those picture changes.
Thanks for dropping by from the Porch & Garden Party.
Have a terrific weekend!

Lori E said...

What a sweetie your guy is. I guess you and I got the two best ones out there.
I have seen other photos played with on photobucket but I have to say yours are the prettiest ever. Fabulous.

Sue said...

Well I just miss everything- so I'm sending you a belated birthday wish, Chari!! I love how you captured the rays of the sunlight, even though you say it was inadvertent. Your artisty using PB was pure delight. I love that program. Sunflowers are so happy, aren't they? Have a great weekend. I hope you pressed your flowers to save and remember....
hugs, Sue

xinex said...

That is a great capture of your lovely bouquet, Chari, the one with the sun rays. Your honey sure is the sweetest guy and I am glad he spoils you. I want to see the armoire!...Christine

Sharing with Sherri said...

That's just the sweetest bouquet of birthday flowers...I'm sure they really brightened your day! Especially when you captured the sun's rays shining on them in that photograph! How awesome!

Thanks for sharing your very special day!

Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! (Mine was a few days earlier.) Love all the photo effects. I will have to find and play with some.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Well, you don't need any classes! Great photos!!! Happy Birthday, I was so pleased to see your sweet note. thanks

Anitra Cameron said...

ALL the photos are SO beautiful, Chari! And yes, your honey is a prize! I'm still smiling, thinking of your birthday "spoilage" and the joy you got from it.

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Chari! That picture capturing the sun's rays is just so beautiful! Yup, that Russ is a keeper!

Everything just looks so pretty!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful flowers for a beautiful lady...Love ya Sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Unknown said...

That is a lovely bouquet! Happy B-Day!
You know starting next Friday I will be staring Fresh-Cut Friday. This post would be perfect!I hope You'll come by and check it out!