June 11, 2013

A Stitch in Time...

On a recent trip to Elgin IL, I stayed at a hotel off the interstate.  Behind it was an industrial park.  It was the perfect place for a run in the early morning - no traffic!  Surprisingly, there was a stretch of road surrounded by grassy lawns and beautiful flowering trees.  I could hardly wait to get back to the hotel to fetch my camera.  This photo was taken on Saturday morning.  By Monday morning, all of the petals were gone.  Talk about being in the right place at the right time!!


"Music Chart" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen.

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31 comments:

Karen Frost said...

Very pretty! I love the little spots! xo

you-wee because said...

Interesting presentation of your photo of the flourishing tree, dear artful Tamara!
Regards from Germany, Uwe.

Stephanie said...

Beauty can be found everywhere , even in the most unexpected places. Very creative presentation of your photo.

Kim Cunningham said...

So glad you grabbed the opportunity! Lovely petals.

abrianna said...

I like the presentation of this tree branch as well. Glad you got the picture before all the petals were lost.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Fabulous pics of that tree!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Cutest frame ever Pat! Beautiful.

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, a runner! I so admire women who do that...never have, although I've walked a lot Even that has taken a back seat to other things now. Back to the photo: those flowers are so unusual with the little black "accents." I'm glad you went back for photos.

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

Great image and love the stiched frame...

Linda Kittmer said...

What a wonderful edit Pat. So much fun. I don't know if you saw my wisteria shots a while back, but the sam e thing happened. I was back to the sam e place a week later and the blossoms were all gone! I'm so glad I was there when I was to get those shots!

Jeanie said...

This is so pretty! And what a wonderful treat to find a spot like this so close to the highway. Glad you had your camera not too far from hand!

kelly said...

what a happy surprise to come up on such a beautiful bloom. glad you got this gorgeous shot!

Patrice said...

I love these stitched frames!

Betty Luckhurst said...

It makes you feel really good to get a shot that is very soon gone! Lovely little blossom. I like the stitched frames, too. Where did you find it?

Sharon said...

Lovely, and the frame and presentation is so creative!

Ida said...

How pretty. Wonder what type of a flowering bush it was. The blooms are so dainty.

Erika B said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Erika B

Michaela said...

Wonderfully "cropped"!

Ti Ra said...

The stitched frames look great. I like it

Kate said...

Beautiful shot, interesting presentation.

nancyjean said...

perfect timing...beautiful photo! i live just a short drive south of where you stayed...in Geneva. Next time you are in the area take a drive down...you will love our beautiful little towne!!

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much said...

I just can't get enough of watching flowers bloom! Always so gorgeous...timing is everything!

TaMara Sloan said...

How pretty!

Thanks for linking up over at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

bailey-road.com said...

Artful presentation of this lovely photo.

Karla @Art Whisper said...

Oh what fun to find a little something while away from home. I'm a walker but also run a bit too.... I like the mosaic you framed your image with. Great work and so inspiring!

Good Day,
Karla

Janine said...

Lucky timing for you! Beautiful photo, as always!

Barb said...

How absolutely creative! Wonderful texturing, and the stitched panels look fabulous.

peabea.com said...

Love how you displayed it behind what looks like window panes. Very nice and such a pretty flower.

EarlK said...

Beautiful and great presentation.

Earl

Lisa said...

As they say, timing is everything and it sounds like you were at the right place at just the right time! This blossom is beautiful. And the framing is so fun!
Visiting from Tuesday Muse and Texture Tuesday.

meleah rebeccah said...

"This photo was taken on Saturday morning. By Monday morning, all of the petals were gone. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!!"

Wow!! That is sooooo cool!