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Good Morning Sunshine!

Cistus: Rock Rose

Captured in the early morning sunlight, there were 3 of these pretty shrubs before the devastation of last winter. Guess I am fortunate still to have 2 surviving and in full bloom. No manipulation used, just the result of the early morning light. Reminds me I ought to get up and out more often in the early hours, but will I?

Sorry about only clicks of late. Daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter at the weekend, then our son staying for a few days too. To crown it all, the last of our Jack Russell Terriers tried to follow Ross when he set out on a long walk on Monday and has been missing ever since. There have been many tears and a great many trips around the area by all 3 of us trying to find our little old lady, Hope. Wonderful news as of this evening when a neighbour spotted her in an area we'd never have thought of! She's now well bathed, fed, watered and of course, cuddled and settled safe and snug into her own little bed for the night. Think we'll all sleep better for that!

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
7 Jul 2011 12:01AM
I am so pleased you found her, I know how distraught we would be if Patch went missing. - gary

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Jul 2011 12:06AM
I am so glad you found little Hope. I just know how I would fell if Daisy went missing. I would be sick. Two lovely early morning captures.............Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
7 Jul 2011 12:11AM
Lovely shots of the Rock Rose, Ann. And how awful to have lost the wee dog......I do hope she turns up safe and well......will keep my fingers crossed for you.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 12:50AM
so pleased you've got here back ann two super capture brilliant detail wonderful colour and light v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
7 Jul 2011 1:00AM
we have suffered a lot in the garden over the last two winters,potted shrubs even inside have gone ,glad the dogs ok .
7 Jul 2011 1:27AM
Beautiful images Ann well taken.
Allen, Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
7 Jul 2011 1:43AM
Lovely shots of the rock roses Ann, and reading your commentary, I was so relieved to read that your terrier is back home safely - phew!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
7 Jul 2011 5:28AM
Beautiful and lovely images with fine detail,well done,
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Jul 2011 6:08AM
A beautiful image, Ann, and what great news about your little terrier, so glad to hear she's back at home, safe and sound. Carol
7 Jul 2011 6:33AM
Beautiful images Ann, wonderful news, the dog back homeGrin

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 7:39AM
A fine image Ann, but even better news about the wooferGrin

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 7:48AM
WOW!!! Wonderful
My star for you today!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 7:54AM
Wonderful shot and such good news about your little dog.
imagio 11 12 1 England
7 Jul 2011 8:47AM
Lovely captures Ann

7 Jul 2011 9:22AM
This is an excellent, appealing image - I thought it may be a bit dark but a second look has shown the subtle early morning light. A different and very suitable composition too. Well taken Ann. Glad you got your dog back. A
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 9:25AM
Two lovely images Ann, lovely light and so beautifully captured. So glad your dog has been found safe and sound.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 9:39AM
Super images Ann but, more importantly, wonderful news that you have found your little dog!
7 Jul 2011 11:46AM
good detail and whites so happy you found the wee doggieGrinGrinGrinGrin

Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
7 Jul 2011 12:34PM
So glad you found your little dog, it must've been so worrying,
Beautiful delicate flowers very well captured. The white exposure is spot-on.
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
7 Jul 2011 4:39PM
very beautiful set Ann, V1 for meSmile - glad you found your little dog
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 6:23PM
Two lovely shots.................Martin
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 7:04PM
Beautiful flowers and well done for getting up so early. Really pleased to hear that Hope is home safe and well too.

Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
7 Jul 2011 8:30PM
Lovely images Smile
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 8:43PM
V2 for me today Ann. Glad to read you found your dog safe and well.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
7 Jul 2011 11:00PM
So lovely Ann - has the feel of an enchanted forest for me - this is magical,

So glad your little fella is back home safe and sound - what a worry for you.

And also you are right, I should get up early too - maybe tomorrow, or Saturday, or Sunday.................or maybe it can wait until Monday
8 Jul 2011 7:05AM
Beautifully subtle capture of this stunning flower Ann, glad you found her they are such a part of the family.
8 Jul 2011 7:09AM
Two top images, Ann, love the backgrounds which set of the flower to perfection.
Glad to hear your dog was found safe and well.
8 Jul 2011 7:59AM
Lovely pair Ann v1 for me. I'm so pleased you found your dog, what a drama. Its true what they say - You dont know what you've got till its gone! Keep her cosy.

goso 11 2 1 Australia
8 Jul 2011 8:14AM
Top pics Ann, and top news about Hope ...Bill
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 9:34AM
Lovely images Ann, love V1.
8 Jul 2011 12:05PM
Two beautiful images Ann, love the background..Lin
LexEquine 12 19 United States
8 Jul 2011 2:12PM
'Two superb & lovely floral images,' Ann. "v1 is a 'real Cracker'!"

Ciao...Peter Wink
Fabulous Ann, love them bot, but V1 just gets it for me Grin So glad that your little lady was found safe and well Grin
Julie x
Techno Plus
9 2.7k 8 England
8 Jul 2011 9:59PM
Excellent image, boy do you have to be quick with these, they drop there petals so readily, alas, mine (Pat) took an awful battering during the winter sat exposed in the front garden, looks so sorry for itself.
Regards Mal
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 7:43AM
Very beautiful capture - so pleased you have found your little dog Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Jul 2011 9:33PM
Two beautiful images Ann, glad to hear that your canine companion has returned home safe and well
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 11:54PM
You did so well with these Ann, the detail in the white petals are superb,
beautiful images ann,love v2,well done.ray
Canadiann 8 2 Canada
10 Jul 2011 4:18PM
Hi Ann, how are u? glad you got your dog back. These are really lovely captures so pretty love V1. Sorry to have missed so much. Looking forward to my trip to England in October and hoping to meet anyone on here who can find the time. Take care
Ann xxx
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 6:58AM
Glad you got the Jack Russell back. Years ago my in-laws lost theirs for 3 days. we hunted high and low over surrounding countryside. eventually police contacted and said a local person had found her and taken her in. returned safely. Whilst we had been searching into the night Lucy had been curled up around the good samaritans fire!! (it was winter!). Great shot by the way. Paul

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