A Photo Prop and Some Flowers

A few weeks ago, just before the weather started to turn towards Fall, I decided to drag one of my favorite photo props, my wicker and bamboo bike, out to the backyard for a handful of photos while enjoying the last few days of warm weather.  To brighten things up amidst all the green, I added a few flowers with an Autumnish feel…pink, orange and red zinnias and some big ole sunflowers.
As much as I love the change of seasons, I sure am going to miss all the beautiful folliage and flowers.  They’re so perfect for photographs.  Starting with this bunch of flowers, I’m once again making visits to the florist to buy flowers, rather than photographing the nature found in my own yard.

I’m joining up with Texture Tuesday again this week, so I’ve added Kim’s warm sun texture to all of my photos…mostly just to soften and change the color tone of my shots.

Hope you’re all having a good week so far!
Chat later β™₯ Tricia
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  • elizabeth

    That bike is AMAZING! Lovely photos as always!

    October 11, 2011 at 5:26 am Reply
  • hannah

    What cheery lushness.
    I love flowers on bikes.

    October 11, 2011 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Sandy

    Hi Tricia! Happy Tuesday. I am up rather late waiting for TT lol guess I'm obsessed some weeks.

    Where in the world did you get that bicycle! wowie it's gorgeous and unique. Oh love the flowers too!!

    October 11, 2011 at 5:35 am Reply
  • Nadege,

    I love the bike. Wonderful images as always.

    October 11, 2011 at 5:41 am Reply
  • Sandy

    I fixed the link to the apples, good thing I checked it. http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/the-most-toxic-fruit-in-america-2576107/

    of course I just knew you were a healthy eater!

    October 11, 2011 at 5:49 am Reply
  • Jenni

    Always so lovely…flowers and prop so beautiful.

    October 11, 2011 at 5:51 am Reply
  • Blueberry

    Such a lovely post! The bike is adorable:)
    have a nice day, Ira

    October 11, 2011 at 6:11 am Reply
  • Georgianna

    Wow, I love this, Tricia! Fabulous colors and that bike!! πŸ™‚ – g

    October 11, 2011 at 6:37 am Reply
  • Lounging with a Latte

    Looks beautiful. Your photos are always so creative and well balanced.

    October 11, 2011 at 7:05 am Reply
  • Het Hoogerhuys

    Beautiful. Such beautiful colors

    October 11, 2011 at 7:07 am Reply
  • AJ

    Love the styling…love the bike…love the flowers!

    October 11, 2011 at 7:47 am Reply
  • Karen Dorcas, Artist

    Beautiful. I love the "popping" of color and the props.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:29 am Reply
  • Mary @ Redo 101

    Stunning pictures – love the bike, what a perfect venue for the flowers. Where would I find Kim's textures, I love the look you've created.


    Mary @ Redo 101

    October 11, 2011 at 11:16 am Reply
  • Kathleen

    Gorgeous photos and your use of the texture is just perfect here. I love your bike!!!

    October 11, 2011 at 11:19 am Reply
  • Susan

    I look forward to all my visits here.

    Love the flowers, composition and textures.

    Simply amazing!

    October 11, 2011 at 11:20 am Reply
  • Pieces of Sunshine

    Delightful photos, as usual. Dare I ask if the bike is functional or only decorative?

    October 11, 2011 at 11:22 am Reply
  • Tiffany

    Gorgeous! Love the bike and flowers. Happy Tuesday friend:)


    October 11, 2011 at 11:36 am Reply
  • Ruth

    so beautiful, the colours are soft and pretty.

    October 11, 2011 at 11:46 am Reply
  • Deborah

    Love your bike Tricia and the flowers in the basket are gorgeous!!
    I love sunflowers..they're such a happy flower!
    Have a great week!!

    Deborah xoxo

    October 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • fotogran

    Stunning pictures as always! I am fascinated by the bike!

    October 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm Reply
  • Barb

    I'm loving the colours here – that big sunflower is such a surprise!

    October 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm Reply
  • Faith

    These are SO pretty!!! I love these bright colors – you processed this SO well. I love the pull back with the bike but REALLY love the macro of the flowers.

    October 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm Reply
  • Leah C

    Absolutely beautiful! And the bicycle adds a lovely touch:)

    October 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm Reply
  • GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights

    Love your vintage bike and the flowers are very pretty. You take great photos!

    October 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm Reply
  • Tara

    Gorgeous, the colors of the flowers are so beautiful. I love your composition on these.

    October 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm Reply
  • Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    Amazing colors, Tricia!
    Great, great photos. πŸ™‚

    October 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm Reply
  • once in a blue moon

    i so love all you share~

    October 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm Reply
  • Ashley Sisk

    I love the first shot – so many beautiful colors.

    October 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm Reply
  • Claudia Finn

    so inspiring since I just got an aqua bike with a basket! love love your photos!!

    October 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm Reply
  • em

    What a lovely basket of flowers! I too am going to miss the beautiful colors of summer and fall, but I guess that's how the seasons go…

    October 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm Reply
  • Jaymi

    Tricia, these are beautiful!! I just started a link up to share photo tips–props is a great tip, come check it out if you like!

    October 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm Reply
  • Evelyn S.

    That bike is fabulous! And your zinnias are truly amazing! Beautiful images, Tricia. (Wasn't it just a couple of months ago that we were buying flowers to photograph???)

    October 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Jennifer@threedogsinagarden

    I have a similar older bike with a wicker basket. It is great fun to take a ride on a vintage bike.

    October 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Ava

    Great photos and what a beautiful bike !! Now following xx Ava

    October 11, 2011 at 5:51 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    love the bike/basket prop. Your photos just make me smile and say "ahhhhhhhh"!

    October 11, 2011 at 7:32 pm Reply
  • Cindy

    I love to visit your site,it is always so beautiful and serene. It calms my hectic day! Thanks for sharing your talent!

    October 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm Reply
  • Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle)

    Exquisite photos, Tricia! I love the bright colorful ones and the softer, lighter ones, too.

    October 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm Reply
  • PriscilaPetersDecor

    Beautiful colors, stunning flowers.

    October 12, 2011 at 12:14 am Reply
  • Karen

    You have such a knack for seeing beauty through your camera lens! Fantastic pictures yet again! God bless x

    October 12, 2011 at 12:15 am Reply
  • Marilyn

    Oh, more delightful zinnias and a sunflower. I love what you did with these images. Nice texturing.

    October 12, 2011 at 12:21 am Reply
  • Amarie

    Amazing colors!

    October 12, 2011 at 12:58 am Reply
  • Privet and Holly

    You should be
    selling cards,
    my friend, as
    these are simply
    xx Suzanne

    October 12, 2011 at 1:27 am Reply
  • Kathy

    Great shots…love the macros.


    October 12, 2011 at 2:26 am Reply
  • Sweet Young Journey

    These photos are gorgeous Tricia! Truly beautiful and the colors are just amazing! Wow!
    Can I just tell you I love your bike! How fun!
    I hope you get a few more days of warm sun!
    hugs, Cheryl

    October 12, 2011 at 4:29 am Reply
  • Just B @ Love Where You Live

    Gorgeous colors & wonderful photos! Your bamboo bike is so unique, very cool. And the flowers are stunning. I love the mix. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent again today. πŸ™‚

    October 12, 2011 at 4:30 am Reply
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    October 12, 2011 at 9:57 am Reply
  • Robin

    Lovley photos, as always. Your bike is so perfect for photos and I just love zinnia's. Gorgeous

    October 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm Reply
  • LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious

    Beautiful..beautiful post Tricia. I love that bicycle with the basket of flowers on the front. Somehow it just spreads sunshine and joy through out my heart. β™₯

    β™₯Lee Ann

    October 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm Reply
  • Nely

    Ilove flowers,amazing Photo..kiss!

    October 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm Reply
  • Stacey

    gorgeous pictures! i really want a bike like that – including the flowers πŸ™‚

    October 12, 2011 at 6:28 pm Reply
  • A Cozy Cottage in the City

    Tricia, your photos are absolutely bright & beautiful! Loving all the color and beauty of nature. I can look at your pics all day. πŸ™‚


    October 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm Reply
  • lisa

    Each of these is beautiful Tricia, but the second one here is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Just love it.

    October 12, 2011 at 8:13 pm Reply
  • Deanna

    Can I borrow your beautiful prop??!! Lovely group of photos, and aren't we happy that we still have grocery stores and Trader Joe's to buy great flowers? Thanks so much for the welcome back!!

    October 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm Reply
  • Rachelle

    stunning photo prop. Amazing color – – the soft processing makes the images so very soothing and beautiful!

    October 13, 2011 at 12:02 am Reply
  • Low Tide High Style

    I found your blog through Kim at Savvy Southern Style, and I have to say that your photography is wonderful!

    Kat πŸ™‚

    October 13, 2011 at 12:06 am Reply
  • High Street Cottage

    So bright and cheery Trisha! The colors are perfect for Fall too and play well against the wicker on the bike, beautiful as always, tami

    October 13, 2011 at 2:15 am Reply
  • Rosemary Aubut

    All so beautiful Tricia! Love each and everyone!

    October 13, 2011 at 11:28 am Reply
  • jacqueline

    Dearest sweet tricia, i am loving your beautiful bike!! And the flowers you added to the basket is just sooo beautiful! Loving the gorgeous colors….they made me happy! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

    October 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm Reply
  • Lara

    very pretty & creative/great perspectives and dof. πŸ™‚

    October 13, 2011 at 5:50 pm Reply
  • hilary @ oldhouse.truelove.

    oh my… love! and your new header is beautiful!!!!

    October 13, 2011 at 11:14 pm Reply
  • erin

    i have just been catching up with all of your gorgeous images, sweety!! so much beauty here AND congrats on the "Sommerset Life" photos!!!

    October 14, 2011 at 1:37 am Reply
  • Allison

    These are gorgeous photos! I would love to have a coffee table book filled with all of your photos. You are so so talented. The colors of the flowers are stunning. Love the bike! Where did you find that bike?

    October 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm Reply
  • Evelyn

    Fabulous photos !!

    October 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm Reply
  • Jenny @ Simcoe Street

    Sooo pretty! Great images

    October 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm Reply
  • Lynda

    These are so pretty Tricia! I love your bike … it's adorable!

    October 15, 2011 at 5:35 pm Reply
  • Candylei

    I am in love with your blog banner. It's beautiful with the blossoms and pink stitching. Thank you for posting such lovely photographs.

    October 15, 2011 at 6:03 pm Reply
  • Megan (Best of Fates)

    Those flowers are gorgeous – and the bike is certainly a fabulous photo prop!

    October 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm Reply
  • elizabeth

    Thanks for the comment about my little tart pans. Isn't it funny how we can obsess about some little thing we see in blog land. That's how I felt when I first saw your little antropology bowls!

    October 17, 2011 at 3:53 am Reply
  • Kia

    Stunning! Really stunning! All your shots are a real feast for the eyes, Tricia! Amazing colors and I love your wicker and bamboo bike! πŸ™‚
    Greetings from Italy!

    October 17, 2011 at 11:51 am Reply
  • Gwendolyn

    What a great bike!! Love the flowers in it. This picture would look fabulous in a calander.

    October 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm Reply
  • Donna

    LOVE the Bike Girl!!!
    Gorgeous colors!

    October 19, 2011 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • Carla

    HI Rosy Note, what wonderful colour. The weather is cold in Paris and your flowers changed my mood. Wonderful images. Carla

    October 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • Pam

    Amazing colors. They just pop right out. Love the bamboo bike also.

    October 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm Reply
  • jessica

    Soo pretty!!! I have never seen a bamboo bike!! It must be a treasure!

    October 28, 2011 at 6:37 am Reply
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