By ColleenA
Good morning, dawn is breaking in Cape Town with promises of another splendid sunny winters day.
Thank you for all your votes and comments as well as your concern over my health issues. I had a good sleep last night and as promised I am seeing another doctor today.
Yesterday I treated myself to highlights and a cut and the hairdresser offered me a cappuccino and a biscuit...needless to say the biscuit was hard and I broke a tooth, so off to a dentist for emergency work today. If I had known turning 57 on Friday was going to bring with it all these silly health problems I would have ignored my birthday:

I took this flower image in Durban week before last. I have no idea what it is called. I also played a bit with one and liked what happened to it...see V2. Unfortunately both hand held as did not have my tripod in Durban.
As I write this, The sky has turned a stunning orange with a few clouds on the horizon adding to the beauty, I will quickly capture it and post it as V3. Its the view from my lounge.
Have a nice day

Tags: Flowers and plants

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zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
3 Jul 2013 6:24AM
you have a beautiful view for the sun, nice one.

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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
3 Jul 2013 6:32AM
Thanks Ant and an equally great sunset view to the left...we are spoiltGrinGrin
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
3 Jul 2013 6:34AM
Good morning from a lovely warm Cape Vidal Colleen !! Lovely image of this flower which is growing abundantly in Swellendam. I also have no idea what it is called Smile The sunrise was spectacular indeed - I recognise Papegaai berg at Stellenbosch in the distance !! Have a great day !! PS I trust you are feeling better ?
S_Psharma 5 1 India
3 Jul 2013 6:39AM
Very beautiful nature studies v1 and v3 are best.
3 Jul 2013 6:47AM
Hi Colleen. Hope you're ok.
3 beautiful images but have to go with V3. Wow! Stunning sunrise and what a view from your window. I have the view of a main road Sad
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Jul 2013 6:49AM
A beautiful flower, Colleen, like the presentation of V.1 very much. What a wonderful view you have from your lounge, with that sky, a super capture. All the best for both the doctor's and the dentist's appointments today. Carol
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
3 Jul 2013 6:50AM
A Great set with v3 waaw! this is stunningSmileWel Colleen you should have said no to the biscuit.I hope you feel better and that you can see a Doctor today.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 6:52AM
wonderful detail colleen brilliant tones and colour v1 for me today love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
3 Jul 2013 6:59AM
Had to come back and give a UA for V3 Grin
Just stunning.

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
3 Jul 2013 7:00AM
Funny thing Netta, I never eat biscuits, must be years since i had one, i dont eat sugar...but I was hungry as it was already 1pm...so lesson learntGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 7:05AM
Lovely images,

Ali Grin
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 7:12AM
Fab images - what a stunning view - wish we could pop round for coffee (no biscuits!) and 'view the view'! Smile
Hope all goes well at docs and dentist.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
3 Jul 2013 7:39AM
Stunning view Colleen . Hope the Doc sorts you out GrinGrinGrin

Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 8:16AM
A brilliant set of Images love them all Grin. Wait till you get to 58 (like me Sad ) they come thick & fast.
3 Jul 2013 8:17AM
Beautiful images Colleen, V3 a slight favourite,
Best Wishes,
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 8:32AM
great image....
gosh you are having problems at the moment
as they say s*** happens
only 57 ? you gotta lot of catching up with me to do..
believe .... it will work out eventually Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
3 Jul 2013 8:39AM
A perfect example of why you should dunk your biscuits! GrinGrin A belated happy birthday from me.

You produce some lovely flower images and this is another fine example, and v3 got a wow when I opened it.

I turned 58 this year and have resigned myself to the fact that there will always be something the aches/hurts/niggles or needs seeing to Sad

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 8:47AM
Like the flower images Colleen but for me V3 takes it, a great sunriseSmile

9 10 10 England
3 Jul 2013 8:52AM
The flower is lovely Colleen but the sunset is mind boggling, lucky you having this view to enjoy.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 9:02AM
A lovely set Colleen
and what a wonderful image V3 sunset it...my winner
Hope all goes well today!
3 Jul 2013 9:17AM
A lovely flower Colleen well captured SmileSmile
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 9:17AM
Hi Colleen
Nice set of image I Realy like that grain in V2 it halo make a great image. Isn't it funny a few year
Ago we were trying to get rid of grain. Now it's a novelty. SmileSmileSmile. V3 I love the light and cloud it a beautiful shot.
Regards John.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 10:26AM
V1 and V3 for me today, fantastic colour in the sunrise.
Hope all goes well.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 10:28AM
You don't eat sugar -is that the secret of looking so good at 57?
Sorry to hear you've broken a tooth - let's hope doctor and dentist
can sort out all your problems.
I like your flower experiment but today I'll choose that sunset an dwha ta wonderful view you have.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
3 Jul 2013 1:22PM
A fine looking set Colleen.
And I hope your health issues improve.
I see a few doctors but no dentists.
I got all my teeth out a few years back,
and I don't need any work on my falsers done !!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 1:47PM
Isn't it always everything at once? Poor you. Hope things calm down soon for you.
Love V1, looks part of the Iris family.
V3 certainly has the wow factor, what a view!
Hi Colleen V2 my favorite, I love sunsetsSmileSmileSmileSmile
Best regards,
Maravillosa presentación.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
3 Jul 2013 3:02PM
A lovely set, Colleen - and what a stunning view you have in V3! Wink
Take care, and hope all goes well today Smile
Trev Smile
3 Jul 2013 4:36PM
Well spotted flower but a lovely sky scape
3 Jul 2013 5:07PM
Great sunset & super floral images
Hope all goes well at the Doctor & Dentist
3 Jul 2013 5:13PM
Three super images, Colleen!
The sunset in V3 is beautiful!
Hope your tooth is okay and other health issues start to get sorted out!!

Nie capture Colleen ! GrinGrinGrin I hope you are feeling better!SmileSmileSmile Have a better day tomorrow !GrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 5:46PM
Nice set Colleen, V3 is stunning with a beautiful sky. I hope you get your health sorted soon. I turned 55 last week and i really don't like this getting old lark at all
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 6:10PM
Love V1, but wow, V3 is fab!!!
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 7:03PM
Hi Colleen - a pair of beautiful flower shots but goodness me that sky in v3 is stunning!
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 9:51PM
Three splendid shots & love the flower. What a wonderful view from home you have.
Hope things improve with the new Doc.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 10:16PM
Three lovely images again, I particularly like V1 though. I hope being 57 brings you some joy eventually, you seem to be going through the mill a little latelySadWink
3 Jul 2013 11:44PM
Beautiful images, Colleen! A wonderful flower and a fabulous sunset !
Lovely set Colleen, V3 is beautiful, lucky you !! GrinGrin

I hope you get some satisfaction from your doctors visit today ,

take care Grin

Lynette GrinGrin
5 Jul 2013 4:26PM
v1 love the dof V3 stunning sky


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