Sunday Stills: The Power of Fantastic #Florals

This week, for Sunday Stills, let’s blow up WordPress and the rest of the Internet with gorgeous flowers! We all need some hope and beauty in our lives. Linking to Sunday Stills this week will be like we are sending each other wonderful bouquets.

From Hawaii Botanical Gardens in Hilo, 2019

Purple hibiscus flower
“Blue Bayou” Hibiscus hybrid

Calming Florals

If you haven’t read Cindy Knoke’s incredible photo-blog, please view her post, Pandemic Anxiety Busters, where she not only shares her stunning florals, but also her expertise as a psychotherapist.

Last spring’s hydrangea.

Blue and purple hydrangeas

Did you know that merely looking at photos of nature will calm your stress levels?

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” Luther Burbank

Flower Power

Plumeria blossom
Plumeria Close-Up
Black and White Sunflower Bud

Be as creative as possible: show us a field of flowers, or an extreme close-up of your favorite flower. Try a new angle to create a fantasy look to your flower.

These tree blossoms looked like snow after a spring storm!

Tree blossoms scatter on top of walkway

Or use your photo-editing skills to show us a fantasy flower.

Painted Plumeria

This one was created from the Painnt Filter I describe below.

Drops on Top

I am linking some of my square florals of raindrops on top with Becky B’s new April Squares Challenge, Top.

Geranium Drops
Raindrops on top of my geranium.
Drops on tops of rosebud
Droplets on my American Beauty Rose
Drops on Top
My backyard plumerias enjoy Northern California’s rain and heat
Last teddy sunflower of the summer

Digital Floral Art

I love the Painnt-Pro Art Filters (for android and apple) for editing images into something different.

Painnted Hibiscus flower

I also enjoy the digital coloring app Oil Painting by Color Planet. I LOVE photography, but I also like to color! I find this to be very relaxing.

Sunflowers Graphic
Fantasy FLorals

I use my photo editing clone feature to make the logo disappear.

You can save your creations from both apps to your devices for a variety of uses: wallpaper for devices, photo-editing, etc. Both apps can be found in the Apple store and Google Play for Android users. They are free if you don’t mind the ads.

Painnted Plumeria
Painnted Sunflower

For Sunday Stills challenge this week, it’s OK to use flowers from your media files, if you can’t get out and find new images. All of these flowers and their fantasy counterparts were grown in my backyard!

And most of these images were taken by my various Samsung Galaxy series mobile phones!

Join the flower power by linking with Cee’s Flower of the Day! She loves flowers, too!

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders

  • Please create a new post for the theme.
  • Title your post a little differently than mine.
  • Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
  • Entries for this theme can be shared all week. Use hashtag #SundayStills for sharing on social media.

The sky is the limit this week and I can’t wait to see what you have to share.

American Beauty Rose, "The Earth laughs in flowers." Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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117 thoughts on “Sunday Stills: The Power of Fantastic #Florals

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  3. Thanks so much for the follow, Terri. It’s a little late for joining Sunday Stills, but soon I’ll be posting photographs of some wonderful spring flowers I’ve been enjoying. Where would we be without them? 😉

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  5. Flowers certainly help brighten up anyone’s day, Terri. Not only is it the colours we see, but also all those fragrances we smell.

    I’ve never been able to get myself into photo-editing, even though I have a few apps on my phone that can do the job. Your photo-editing skills are brilliant.

    Here are some flowers from me to your WordPress community.

    I took this photo when I was in Italy in the spring of 2013. I’ve no idea why I’ve never used it in any of my blog posts. Your challenge seemed the perfect time to share them.

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  9. Looks like you had a lot of fun in your garden and creating artwork on the screen for this week’s photo challenge, Terri. I actually took a photo of a beautiful flower during my walk this morning, but I have no idea how to post it in my comment here. Copy and paste surely doesn’t work on my iPad. Oh well…

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  11. There are some real beauties here, Terri, and I’ve downloaded the Paint-Pro App for when I have some of this free time we’re all supposed to have lots of right now. 🙂 🙂 Take care!

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    You have been creative this week. We certainly need some cheer. here is mine ttps://theplatinumline.com/2020/04/03/home-thoughts-from-social-isolation/

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  28. Thanks for providing a little cheer this morning and sharing your editing apps. I will definitely look into them … looks like too much fun not to. Love all these floral images! Happy Sunday to you and Hans! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Stevie! I’m so happy to capture the droplets so close and so clear! The plumeria flourishes in Asia and Hawaii. They are all over Southern California, too. I’m lucky I can grow them in Northern California during our warm-hot months.

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