flowers: Facebook Group: American Dahlia Society - 09/19/16 04:04 AM
Facebook Group: American Dahlia Society
 
I post photographs in a number of Facebook groups. If you are interested in dahlias, you may wish to join the Facebook group American Dahlia Society which has over 1,100 members. Click on the link to visit and join this group.
Facebook groups are free. You can join existing groups or create and manage your own groups. For example, you could have Facebook groups for your community or for any of your personal or professional interests. Groups are great for building networks for common interests.
Real estate agents may wish to establish Facebook groups for their farm areas or … (11 comments)

flowers: Rose of Sharon, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland IMG 4693 - 07/27/16 03:48 AM
Rose of Sharon, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4693
 
Rose of Sharon bushes are popular in Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. The flowers are usually pink or white. Use the following link to learn more about growing a Rose of Sharon bush.
Rose Of Sharon Care: How To Grow A Rose Of Sharon 
Rose of Sharon, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4693
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: Colors of Spring in Kentlands - 04/12/16 03:06 AM
Colors of Spring in Kentlands
 
An easy way to get some needed exercise is to take walks through your home community.  Add a camera and you will be photowalking as you seek the colors of the season.  My photowalks are usually in our home community of Kentlands in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
We will be planting summer flowers and plants after Mother's Day.
 
 
Spring Blossoms, Kentlands IMG_3945
 
 
Spring Flowers, Kentlands IMG_3950
 
 
Tulips, Kentlands IMG_3943
 
 
Tulip, Kentlands IMG_3941
 
 
Spring Blooms, Kentlands IMG_3939
 
 
Tulip, Kentlands IMG_3938
 
 
Tulip, Kentlands IMG_3937
 
 
Pansy, Kentlands IMG_3936
Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: Pansy, Kentlands Photowalk IMG 0523 - 03/02/15 03:20 AM
Pansy, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland IMG 0523
 
“Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.” ~ John Ruskin
 
We still have deep snow on the ground in Kentlands. Spring weather and flowers will be very welcome.
 

Pansy, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland IMG 0523
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: When you need a blog topic, start with a picture - 09/21/14 01:49 AM
When you need a blog topic, start with a picture
 
I have no special knowledge as to the best blogs to post on a Sunday. We have a beautiful, sunny Sunday in Maryland and I thought I would share a photograph of a flower from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. If you are a Facebook friend, you will see other photographs from these gardens as I edit the pictures.
When you need a blog topic, start with a picture and the process will be easy.
 

Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: Dahlia - 08/14/14 07:06 AM
Dahlia
 

Dahlia, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD IMG 8682
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: Enjoy your flowers and your photo editing - 07/18/14 04:54 AM
Enjoy your flowers and your photo editing
 
These are photographs of a gazania in our home garden. The  first photograph shows the natural colors. The second photograph is color edited just for fun. It is difficult to improve the gifts of nature but you can create a different impression with color.
Enjoy the colors of summer with your camera in hand. 
 

Gazania, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD IMG 8319

Gazania + Imagination, Kentlands IMG 8319A
Photographs by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: Add gazanias for more color in your planter - 07/13/14 08:38 AM
Add gazanias for more color in your planter
 
Gazanias are small flowers with bold colors. We have them in the planter at the front of our home. They close up at night and then open again when the sun is shining. As you can see from the color of this gazania in the bright sun, they will be noticed. And, they are fun to photograph.
We have pink, yellow and orange gazanias. Orange is my favorite color for these flowers. They are classified as low maintenance annuals.
 
 
Gazania, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7899
Photograph by Roy Kelley
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flowers: Dahlias are blooming in Kentlands 7/11/14 - 07/11/14 11:26 AM
Dahlias are blooming in Kentlands
 
This dahlia is growing in the planter at the front of our home in Kentlands, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This is one of my favorite color combinations. It is fun to watch for the best light for flower photography. I prefer the morning light or a cloudy day to eliminate the shadows.
Enjoy the summer with your camera in hand. Capture the special moments to share in your blogs.
 

Dahlia, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7897
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: Early morning photowalks - 07/05/14 10:40 PM
Early morning photowalks
 
Flower photographers like to take advantage of the early morning light for good results. During the summer months, early morning are usually a little cooler for the exercise that many of us need.
The weather this morning was perfect for my photowalk through Kentlands, our home neighborhood in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The zinnia in this photograph is growing in planter on our front porch.
Have an outstanding week and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments.
 
 
Zinnia, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD USA IMG 7579
Photograph by Roy Kelley
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flowers: Comments from around the world on this Peony photograph - 06/06/14 10:07 AM
Comments from around the world on this Peony photograph
 
I post photographs in Facebook groups around the world. The volume of comments and ‘Likes’ shows which photographs are the most popular. This week, one of the most popular photographs that I posted is this white Peony in Kentlands.
Our Peony season is coming to the end in our area. I just wish they lasted longer.  Take a photowalk through your home neighborhood and capture the colors of the season in the blooming flowers.
 
 
Peony, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD IMG 7096
Photograph by Roy Kelley
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flowers: Rainy Day Peony - 05/29/14 03:50 AM
Rainy Day Peony
 
We have a chilly and rainy day in Maryland.  The Peonies are blooming in our Kentlands home garden but the weight of the rain water can cause the blooms to droop if the flowers are not supported. They do require additional attention in this weather.
An alternative is to do some cutting for an arrangement. Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.
 
 
Peony, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: April Tulips in the Sun - 04/28/14 04:06 AM
April Tulips in the Sun
 
I just read about a blog that discussed how quickly one can write a blog. My idea is to start with a photograph because most people would rather enjoy a nice photograph more than some wordy comments.
It is nice to see the April tulips and enjoy the warm sun after a long and severe winter. Enjoy the colors of spring with your camera in hand.
 
 
April Tulips in the Sun
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: Sunny thoughts after tornado warnings - 02/21/14 05:05 AM
Sunny thoughts after tornado warnings
 
Friday has been a day for thunderstorms and a tornado watch in Montgomery County, Maryland. The storms have passed and the tornado watch has now been cancelled. So, out thoughts turn to hopes of a sunny weekend.
Have an outstanding weekend. Be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments. I hope this photograph gives you sunny thoughts…
 
 
 Kentlands, Spring Flowers IMG_9198
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: Wishing for an early spring: Imagination - 02/13/14 02:00 AM
Wishing for an early spring: Imagination
 
I had to dig my way through deep snow to find the buried Washington Post this morning.  I was lucky to find it while shoveling the sidewalk in front of our house. We are still waiting for the snow plows to clear the alley to give us access to the public streets.
Much shoveling has me wishing for a younger body and an early spring. The younger body will not happen so the best wish is for an early spring.
Be careful if you must be out and about in the winter weather.
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flowers: Autumn Colors in Kentlands - 11/26/13 07:27 PM
Autumn Colors in Kentlands
 
The winds are blowing down the fall leaves in Kentlands. I am glad that I took a few photographs in recent days. These are some photographs taken during a photowalk through our home neighborhood.
For out of the area readers, Kentlands is located in the City of Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, Maryland. This is a preferred area for families that are relocated to the Metro Area of Washington, DC.
 

Kentlands, Flowers IMG_2488

Kentlands, Autumn Colors IMG_2490

Kentlands, Autumn Colors IMG_2491

Kentlands, Autumn Colors IMG_2492

Kentlands, Autumn Colors IMG_2494

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flowers: If you are at a loss for words, use a flower photo - 11/03/13 06:40 AM
If you are at a loss for words, use a flower photo
 
If you find yourself on a Sunday evening without an idea for the final blog of the weekend, just post a flower photograph and nobody will complain about the number of missing words.
Brookside Gardens, in Wheaton, Maryland, is one of our favorite places to visit to enjoy the gardens and to photograph the flowers. At this time of the year, your best bet is to visit the Conservatory to see the Chrysanthemum Display.
Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.
 

Chrysanthemum, … (15 comments)

flowers: Autumn Photowalking in Kentlands - 10/19/13 08:46 PM
Autumn Photowalking in Kentlands
 
The cool mornings of autumn provide ideal conditions for photowalks through the Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Walking is good for your health and when you add a camera you have photowalking that is good for your mind.
For out of the area readers, Kentlands is a neo-traditional planned community located in the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, MD. Kentlands is a favorite neighborhood for families that are relocated to the Metro Area of Washington, DC.
Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand. Actually, I did not need … (30 comments)

flowers: Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand - 09/19/13 11:26 AM
Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand
 
As we approach the beginning of the autumn season, we miss the flowers and the colors of nature that were so common during the summer. Capture the colors of the season with your camera in hand.
The lilies in this photograph were blooming in June in Kentlands, our home neighborhood in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
When you do not have a good blog topic in mind, post some flower pictures that everybody will enjoy.
 
 
Lilies, Kentlands IMG_6175
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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flowers: Summer Flowers, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 09/16/13 04:54 AM
Summer Flowers, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is one of the favorite day trip destinations for residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. One of the benefits of living in Gaithersburg is that we are within day trip distance of many very interesting places. Dolores and I are annual members of Longwood Gardens and we frequently visit.
What is now Longwood Gardens was originally purchased from William Penn in 1700 by George Peirce. In 1798, the Peirce family began to plant an arboretum and by 1850, they had one of the largest tree collections in the … (35 comments)

 


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