Daffodil - Narcissus

Daffodils Collage
As the first flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope. They often symbolize friendship, and are one of the most popular flowers exclusively due to their unmatched beauty. Daffodils belong to the genus Narcissus. Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for all daffodils. Daffodil flowers have a beautiful trumpet-shaped structure set against a star-shaped background.

Back on 04/19/2009 I was going through some old flower pictures and found a picture (below) of a daffodil I had taken back before 2003 when we were living in Greenland. To create the above picture I first cropped the original shot down to just the head of the Daffodil. I then adjusted the Hue of the original picture six times using Paint Shop Pro Photo Ultimate X2. Lastly, I used my Scrapbook Factory Deluxe program to stitch together and flip the individual pictures to create the final image, saving it to a JPG file.
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Valley of Fire

Over the past several years I have made several trips to the Valley of Fire state park. Back in April of 2009 I found this intricate, three dimensional texture in sandstone on the vertical face of a rock outcrop that was situated nearly 70 feet in the air. It is amazing how over thousands of years, the effects of weather, wind and rain, can create such intricate carvings.