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Old photos, old hues

Happy new week to everyone!

Browsing through my photo files, I came across this group of old, scanned photos. The colours are a little bit strange, but I decided not to worry - on the contrary, I enhanced the tones to create a slightly old-fashioned effect.

Participating in Mosaic Monday # 40

at Lavender Cottage Gardening.

Thank you, Judith, for hosting!

Tomorrow I will post lots of photos taken in these days. Spring seems to have come rather early in Southern and Western Finland, but here in Eastern Finland it's late... It'll probably be short. So let's make the most of it! Today the weather is chilly and it's raining again, but my day hasn't been useless: I have planted a tree...


  1. Hello Sara, your flowers are beautiful. Lovely images and mosaic.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  2. Hello Sara,
    What fun to see old photos so again! And the fhoto's of the flowers are beautiful!
    Yes, it's nice to occasionally use a photo editing program. You can reach very nice effects.
    Have a nice Sunday!

    With love, Gerry

  3. Lovely photos. The colors are outstanding. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  4. It is lovely to look back on old pictures isn't it, great to see yours! xx

  5. Beautiful lupins. The aged look to your photos enhances their romance. Have a wonderful week, Sara.

  6. Lovely lupin photos!
    Wish you a great new week.

  7. I like what you did...they look soft and romantic :)

  8. Ihanat kuvat! Rakastan juhannusruusuja. Niitä mummilla oli piha täynnä. :-)

  9. Love the photos and what you did - spring is early here on the upper northwest coast of the U.S. - but the temperatures are still a bit lower than expected, but everything is blooming and growing at amazing speed.

  10. Beautiful Sara...our spring is short too and summer temps are already here and very early.

  11. That was fun to give the lupins and blossoms a soft, vintage looking appearance. I like the second one from the top, they came out a dreamy looking shade of peach.
    You know I have to ask Sara - what kind of tree did you plant?
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  12. Lovely, lovely, lovely. I like looking at some of my older photos and seeing what I can do to "fancy" them up! Hope your week is lovely.

  13. Oh my gosh Sara, I'm drooling over those lupins - they just take my breath away!
    The colours are divine - tweaked or not!
    Oh yes you must make the most of every Spring moment and take lots of photos to bring our when the grey rainy days are back - which is what I have here in the Southern Hemisphere today!

  14. How pretty!

    Isn't it fun to tweak images using photo editing software?

  15. What pretty shots!

  16. These are warm and beautiful. Lupines, love them~

  17. I love lupins and can't wait to see them blooming along the roadsides here. I like the colour tone on these photos. They are very lovely.

  18. I have only one lupin that I planted last year. I do hope it blooms this year. One of my favs.

  19. Hi Sara,
    Your photos are beautiful. I was just urprised this week by a lupine seedling in my garden. I was afraid I had list them all.
    Yael from Home Garden Diggers blog


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