41 responses

  1. Excellent shot, nice!!

    May 5, 2012 at 10:30 am

  2. Have always loved clouds…..enjoy painting them too – my former art teacher a zillion years ago told me I had a “knack” for painting them but I just plain liked the challenge of making them look as soft as they seemed to be. Your photo with fluffy, cottonball-ish clouds is quite wonderful as a backdrop to the beautiful white flowers.

    I agree on the annoying change WP instituted – took me a bit to figure out why my inbox was beyond full with comments!

    Pam (with Sam)

    May 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

    • This was a lucky day in terms of clouds. When I came by the hydrangeas on my walk, I was struck by the juxtaposition, and how the shapes of the clouds almost reflected the shapes of the clustered blossoms. I can imagine clouds would be very difficult to paint.

      I think WP has changed the default mode back to what it was (so I changed my comment section back, too).

      By the way, your book arrived yesterday. I don’t know if you saw one of my earlier replies to you but we ordered it on Tuesday (it had been in my shopping cart for a while and I finally ordered it with a few other items). We’re so excited to read it! This weekend offers a perfect time to settle down with Lillia for a first read of some of the stories. It looks wonderful!

      May 5, 2012 at 10:51 am

      • Oh Melanie I’m so glad you are going to read to Lillia….can’t wait to hear if you both enjoy the stories. I had hoped to make the artwork more prominent but it added SIGNIFICANTLY to the cost of an already over-priced book (!!). You’re so kind to have bought it and I hope Lillia will consider it one of her favorites!


        May 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

  3. I like the way you suppressed the color.

    May 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

  4. Great shot from a great angle.

    May 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    • Thanks, Victor! I took lots of shots from this angle, and wasn’t sure which one to settle on for this post. I’m glad you like this one.

      May 6, 2012 at 1:41 am

  5. Love the way the flower is mimicked in the clouds.

    May 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  6. settleandchase


    May 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

  7. Complimentary colors ! Unique perspective !
    Excellent shot , Lemony ! Congrats !


    May 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    • Thank you very much, Utham. I am so grateful for your feedback, and this compliment means a lot to me!

      May 6, 2012 at 1:42 am

  8. Shutterbug Sage

    Love, love, LOVE this! How creative to show white puffs on earth meeting white puffs above!

    May 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm

  9. excellent composition Melanie…love it!

    May 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  10. I love this. Great composition with the fluffy clouds and hydrangea!

    May 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    • Thank you, Carissa. I look lots of shots from this angle. The sky cooperated wonderfully. 🙂

      May 6, 2012 at 1:46 am

  11. britneyana

    Lovely! You could sell prints of that!

    May 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    • You are so kind to say that. Thank you so much for your comment and your visit!

      May 6, 2012 at 1:46 am

  12. Beautiful composition you caught and captured dear Melanie, I loved it so much. So artistic… Thank you, with my love, nia

    May 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm

  13. Me gusta todo todo, la perspectiva, el color……..¡parece que estuviese en otra dimensión!

    I like quite quite, the perspective, the color …….. it seems that it was in another dimension!

    May 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    • Wonderful! I’m so happy to hear this. Another dimension is exactly what I was aiming for.

      May 6, 2012 at 1:48 am

  14. Very nice. Have a good day. 🙂

    May 5, 2012 at 11:48 pm

  15. KS Image Gallery

    I think this may be the most beautiful picture I’ve every seen. Gorgeous.

    May 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    • Wow, this is incredibly high praise, especially coming from someone who takes such spectacular photographs as you do! Thank you very, very much.

      May 6, 2012 at 1:50 am

  16. Great composition Melanie; you chose a great angle, and it’s amazing how it looks withthese clouds!

    May 6, 2012 at 6:36 am

  17. Hi there – this is so beautiful!! Love it! My other blog:

    May 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

  18. Elisa

    Glorious! I don’t know if I’ve seen anything prettier!

    May 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  19. This is so good! Beautiful in many ways. The puffy clouds, the composition, the brightness, the colours.

    May 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm

  20. This is so incredibly beautiful. Love the excellent composition.

    May 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm

  21. Amazing how the clouds look like an illustration of the flower in the foreground! Great shot! 🙂

    May 7, 2012 at 7:50 am

  22. I love the way you have matched those flowers to the clouds in both colour and shape….excellent

    May 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

  23. Jolie composition où la pureté du blanc est à l’honneur.

    May 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

  24. Such billowy, pillowy goodness!

    May 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm

  25. Love the perspective.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

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  27. Shutterbug Sage

    I loved this photo so much that I mentioned it on my latest “Favorite Pics So Far This Year from A to Z” post here: If you get a second, check it out!

    Nice work! I love following your blog!

    May 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

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