The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: You are All Wet!

You are All Wet!

You Are All Wet!

Today was a leftover April Showers Day--doesn't the weather know that it is May!?  While checking out a few posts this morning, I came across one by Roy Kelley, and a few of today's flower pictures had raindrops in them.  I commented on his post that as it was raining here, I guess I would have to go out and photograph my flowers if the sun came out.  Well, the sun never came out, but here are my flowers with their interesting raindrops.  Not only do the showers bring May Flowers, they also bring interesting photo ops!

 

Azalea

Azalea

Bleeding Hearts

Daffodils

Vinca

 

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 21 commentsChris Canfield • May 04 2011 08:05PM

Comments

Good to see that you are not allowing a spring shower to deter you from flower photography. Keep that camera dry and share all of the best pictures.

 Blooming for home buyers!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris, I love your bleeding hearts.  I think its too warm here in the Houston area to grow them.  How lucky you are.  I like the purple flowers as well.

Posted by Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066 (Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Roy - Thanks for the inspiration!

Hi Liz - I love the bleeding hearts too--have quite a few of them.  Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

I know.  What was the weather thinking?  Serious, these exact words were floating in my head today as I was driving.

Love the pictures.  beautiful.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

Chris, great photos! I was thinking how we are finially seeing leaves, and beautiful flowers again and oh how happy I am! Then I put my coat back on....

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Hi Debbie - The weather really should check the calendar, don't you think?  I don't see any bugs in these photos, though.

Hi Andrea - Yesterday was delightful; today the coat came out again.  Spring in Connecticut.  Summer sometimes, too!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris, One technique I always use is to always  pack a spray bottle in my camera gear and I always have water in the car to fill it. I mist the flowers for that just rained look. Your photos are wonderful and your drops are real rain. The flowers don't mind  the fresh drink of cool water. The water makes the color more vibrant.

One more thing. Most flowers look their best ( vibrant) when photographed on cloudy days. The sun and the shadows can and most often do wash out the details.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 7 years ago

Hi William - So by luck, I got the right lighting and effects!  Beginner's luck wins out.  I know that my listing photographs look best overall when the day is cloudy, but there really is nothing like BLUE sky in the exterior shots.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

I LOVE PHOTOS OF FLOWERS AND PLANTS THAT HAVE RAIN DROPS ON THEM.. THEY ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL!

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) over 7 years ago

They are beautiful, but they can be tricky to focus on if it is raining while you take them (as it was).  I was trying not to get the lens wet.  : )  I think I will take William's tip about bringing along a spray bottle.  Easier on the camera.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris, eventually the sun will take over. We were out on our deck this morning for coffee. Colorful photos by the way.

Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) over 7 years ago

Chris, could you please share some of that precious water?    We really could use some RAIN!   Lovely photos of flowers, whether its raining or not!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago

Hi Ted - More sun today, so now the rain can go to work.

Hi Joan - I know you need rain, but you would need more than we got yesterday.  It was a rather dreary day, but we probably only got about 1/3 inch.  Good luck with rain in Colorado!!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Great shots! The purple is beautiful. The pink flowers look like hearts. Thanks for sharing!

 

-Michael

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) over 7 years ago

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Michael!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris,

Your photographs are beautiful. I never let the rain stop me from taking pictures. It's so much fun to get results you weren't expecting!

You seemed to be enjoying yourself in the rain! I'm glad to know that you didn't stop with one photo. Now, you'll be addicted to the rain!

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

Hi Patricia - No, I am not addicted to the rain that gets me all wet, but after seeing Roy's great photos, I had to go out and explore with my camera.  Before this I only had some flower photos that I had taken in the rain in Denmark.  When you are on vacation, you take photos that you don't normally think to take at home.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris, what absolutely gorgeous pictures.  I have never seen, or heard of, Bleeding Hearts before.  Very pretty.  Are all of these flowers in your back yard ?

Also... the raindrops look great.  I read about someone who actually carried a spray bottle with them when taking pictures of flowers.  They also thought they looked great with those water droplets.  Really, really pretty.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 7 years ago

Thanks Karen Anne - Yes all of these were taken in my own yard--I wasn't about to go wandering in the rain.  I have a few types of Bleeding Hearts - White, Pink, and another variation called Dutchman's Breeches.  They all came from my mother-in-law's house before we sold the estate.  Actually in this grouping, the only ones that were not from her house were the azaleas.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Good morning Chris.

Love the photos...Great colors...

Have a great day.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 7 years ago

Hi Joshua - Thanks for stopping by!  A great day to you as well.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

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