Pieces of April

© Val Feldman

Pieces of April

Annette Carr level-classic 2/22/2011 5:18:49 AM

Spectacular image. The lines and pov draw you in. The flowers are so perfect I feel like I can smell them :) #1355276

Freddy Bland 2/22/2011 5:22:06 AM

Whoa, Val, this is a "feast" for the eyes!! How gorgeous it must be there in the spring! Perfection in every way!!! Into the favs it goes!! #9255119

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 2/22/2011 5:22:40 AM

It's getting to be that time of year Val and your beautiful spring image is inspiring! #9255121

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 2/22/2011 5:23:01 AM

Gorgeous! Can you let me know when (and where) to go when they start up this spring? I always hear about it too late to get down there. I'd really appreciate it. #9255124

Terry Cervi level-classic 2/22/2011 5:26:34 AM

It has to be such a beautiful sight, Ms Val! I'll bet you can't wait for spring to arrive this year and hopefully you'll be able to get out and take some pics! This is just gorgeous my friend! #9255133

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 2/22/2011 5:28:53 AM

Absolutely breathtaking, Val. Straight into my faves too. #9255142

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 2/22/2011 5:44:44 AM

Hi Valarie,I do remember that band.GEE!I'm over the hill my friend.Beautiful capture for sure.Wonderful color and lighting.I hope to see some wildflowers soon!!! #9255197

Monnie Ryan level-classic 2/22/2011 6:01:35 AM

Just beautiful, Val! Yep, that was one of my favorite bands back in the day! And now, one of our favorite local pubs is called Jeremiah Bullfrog's - guess where that came from!! ;-D #9255249

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 2/22/2011 6:03:15 AM

Gorgeous find and capture, Val! Luck you to have had Lady Bird and her campaign! #9255257

Kathleen Rinker level-classic 2/22/2011 6:31:45 AM

Oh now I really have spring fever, all those beautiful flowers, I could just lay down in the middle of them and soak up the sun!!! Awesome image my friend!! #9255345

Gina Cormier level-classic 2/22/2011 6:46:36 AM

I would like to be in that field right now having a picnic with sandwichs, cookies, and of course wine!!
You can come if you want but watch out for the bees!!

OMG....here comes one......hurry Val....run!!!!!!!!! #9255373

Jack Ryan level-classic 2/22/2011 7:42:20 AM

One of my favorite groups from that era...heard them sing this song live on several occasions. An all-time favorite. Love the photo as well. Wonderful color...outstanding comp and clarity. Beautiful work!!! #9255480

Kathy Salerni level-classic 2/22/2011 9:37:30 AM

Wowza, Val, this such a awesome image! The colors, your perspective, details and light are outstanding! So well done~! #9255637

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 2/22/2011 10:19:24 AM

Wonderful layers of colors and a perfect composition to go with all that beautiful color. #9255717

John Benway level-classic 2/22/2011 10:44:40 AM

Excellent composition of color and detail Val. Outstanding work.
John #9255780

Patricia Seidler level-classic 2/22/2011 11:24:12 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Val! Just love the colors and the composition.


MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 2/22/2011 12:50:10 PM

I want to be barefoot and running through that field of spring beauty

This is Wonderful VaL #9255988

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 2/22/2011 4:34:44 PM

Hmmmmmmmm...seeing Mel running barefoot through the field would be a sight worth seeing! LOL
Beautiful image, Val! :-) k #9256359

Nadia Paul level-classic 2/22/2011 10:05:10 PM

What a wonderful sight it must be each spring! Beautiful lines and colour in this gorgeous capture my friend! #9256744

Leslie McLain level-classic 2/23/2011 4:38:22 AM

Beautiful capture and colors, Val. Love the Hill Country flowers. #9257141

Agnes Fegan level-classic 2/23/2011 5:11:49 AM

Val, these colors are just so beautiful!!! #9257284

Val Feldman level-classic 2/23/2011 8:32:50 AM

Thanks, all, for stopping by and dropping a line...always appreciated! ~Val #9257681

Patti Coblentz level-classic 2/23/2011 9:25:01 AM

This is such a delightful spring capture, Val! I grew up in Houston and can remember walking home from school past fields and fields of bluebonnets, buttercups, and indian paintbrushes...imbedded forever in my memory! This is a beauty :) #9257756

Julianne Bradford level-classic 2/23/2011 2:20:22 PM

What a lovely array!!! #9258216

Dianna Murphy 2/23/2011 2:34:25 PM

So pretty, love the lines and angle. #9258240

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/23/2011 4:54:12 PM

Oh Val, what a wonderful find..love the colors and that slanting pov..

jo ann c. #9258462

Ellen Hodges level-classic 2/23/2011 5:08:07 PM

Absolutely gorgeous comp and color, Val!! Soooo very beautiful in every way!!! #9258497

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 2/24/2011 5:37:53 AM

Beautiful colors, composition, light and capture, Val! Very pretty garden. #9259291

Julie Burnett level-classic 2/24/2011 5:55:09 AM

A full frame of breathtaking beauty, Val!! AWESOME!! #9259328

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 2/24/2011 9:03:35 AM

GORGEOUS! This gives me spring fever just looking at it! Congrats on your EP!

ccc #9259635

Debra R. Harder 2/24/2011 9:52:19 AM

Magnificent, Val!! This needs to be blown up big and hung on the wall...or featured in an art gallery. Incredibly BEAUTIFUL!!!! Deb #9259728

Carol L. Fowler 2/24/2011 4:03:07 PM

Wow- now that's Spring at its finest! #9260309

Lana Arcemont level-classic 2/24/2011 4:17:57 PM

This is gorgeous, Val!
We went a couple of years ago a little late, but it was still just beautiful. I love the color combination and the angle in which you took this photo. Very well done! #9260344

Val Feldman level-classic 2/24/2011 8:18:59 PM

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone - much appreciated! ~Val #9260599

Tammy Espino level-classic 2/25/2011 8:58:02 AM

This is gorgeous!!! #9261446

Val Feldman level-classic 2/25/2011 9:55:42 AM

Why, thanks bunches Vegas! #9261541

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 2/25/2011 6:07:18 PM

Valarie, I played the song while looking at this glorious image and it was a magical experience, my friend! The beauty here is beyond words! Let's all hope to see this again! Good luck,indeed! #9262237

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 2/27/2011 8:48:31 PM

Beautiful Val! #9265156

Marty Straub level-classic 3/7/2011 12:31:03 PM

You excellent diagonal comp gives the sense of falling movement liket the hill they were likely on, Val. Gorgeously done. #9278449

Monnie Ryan level-classic 3/20/2011 5:33:52 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist award! #9301671

Patti Coblentz level-classic 3/20/2011 5:42:01 PM

An all time favorite, Miss Val...big congratulations on your finalist!! Hope to see it again :) #9301749

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 3/20/2011 5:51:27 PM

A big Congratulations,Valarie!!! #9301864

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/20/2011 5:58:44 PM

Big congrats on this wonderful finalist!! :) #9301947

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 3/20/2011 6:01:21 PM

Congrats Val on this stunning finalist...you can't lose with a Texas spring image! :-) #9301975

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 3/20/2011 6:03:38 PM

Congrats Val on your beautiful finalist. #9302000

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/20/2011 6:25:57 PM

Congrats on this super finalist Val!

jo ann c. #9302178

Freddy Bland 3/20/2011 6:35:14 PM

Superb finalist, Val!! WTG! Congratulations, my friend!! #9302242

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/20/2011 6:55:03 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!! Wow, so beautiful Val!!! #9302350

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/20/2011 7:24:32 PM

WTG on this wonderful February Finalists, Val! :-) k #9302538

Phyllis H. Burchett 3/20/2011 7:42:31 PM

Congrats on this stunning finalist Val! #9302677

Kathy Salerni level-classic 3/20/2011 8:42:20 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved finalist, Val! WTG! #9302880

Terry Cervi level-classic 3/20/2011 8:52:10 PM

Can't get much prettier than this, Ms Val! Congrats on your well deserved Finalist!! #9302926

Ellen Hodges level-classic 3/20/2011 8:56:12 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck on this gorgeous finalist, Val!!! #9302946

Rona L. Schwarz 3/20/2011 10:21:26 PM

Fabulous Val! A marvelous composition - love the diagonal and the layers of vivid colors. Awesome detail, clarity and textures - I just love it! Sorry I've not been around much at BP lately -hope you're better and back to normal. Big CONGRATULATIONS on this superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round! Hope to see it with a Gold badge! #9303262

Merna L. Nobile 3/20/2011 11:17:40 PM

Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna #9303419

Bojan Bencic level-classic 3/21/2011 12:25:40 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Val! #9303520

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 3/21/2011 3:41:37 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Val! #9303884

Patricia Seidler level-classic 3/21/2011 4:14:49 AM

Congratulations Val on this beautiful finalist! #9303994

Julie Burnett level-classic 3/21/2011 4:25:57 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Val!! WTG!! #9304021

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 3/21/2011 5:02:31 AM


Anita Hogue 3/21/2011 5:28:15 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Valarie! #9304301

Jack Ryan 3/21/2011 5:54:50 AM

Excellent choice...congratulations! #9304440

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 3/21/2011 6:07:21 AM

Such a lovely field of flowers Val!. I see a little romance in this shot! LOL Congrats on this wonderful finalist, and best of luck to you in the next round. #9304515

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 3/21/2011 7:04:39 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Valarie! #9304811

John Benway level-classic 3/21/2011 7:16:43 AM

I knew this was a winner. Big congrats Val.
John #9304844

Lorna Shutter level-classic 3/21/2011 8:16:30 AM

WTG, Val!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this very cheerful image!!!!! :)
Photobucket #9304992

Debra R. Harder 3/21/2011 9:00:51 AM

You know I love this, Val!! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Deb #9305172

Melissa Olsen 3/21/2011 9:33:26 AM

Well, I am loving this finalist...congrats Val! #9305305

Ann H. Belus level-classic 3/21/2011 1:35:22 PM

Outstanding finalist! Congratulations, Val! #9305989

Val Feldman level-classic 3/21/2011 3:51:53 PM

Thanks so much, everyone, for your kind words and encouragement - as always, much appreciated! ~Val #9306521

Carol L. Fowler 3/21/2011 4:19:18 PM

Beautiful Finalist! Congrats! #9306595

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/21/2011 6:46:57 PM

So very pretty Val!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!! #9307095

Lana Arcemont level-classic 3/21/2011 7:28:12 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist! #9307248

Kathy Cline level-classic 3/21/2011 7:34:20 PM

Just beautiful Val!

glitter-graphics.com #9307268

Nadia Paul level-classic 3/21/2011 11:02:03 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist my friend and best luck next round! #9307544

Leslie McLain level-classic 3/22/2011 4:49:18 AM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Val. #9308072

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 3/22/2011 8:15:41 AM

A big Congrats to you Val... a lovely colourful - awesome comp. SPRING shot Finalist!!!!!
Smiling Big,
Christine #9308836

Jeana Clark level-classic 3/22/2011 9:40:51 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Val!!! Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #9309063

Julianne Bradford 3/22/2011 9:45:52 AM

Congrats on this beauty Val! Wonderful finalist! #9309085

Val Feldman level-classic 3/22/2011 2:43:04 PM

Thanks so much...appreciate all your comments! #9309565

Patti Coblentz level-classic 3/22/2011 5:02:51 PM

Huge congratulations on this very special winner, Val!! WTG :) #9309849

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 3/22/2011 5:08:49 PM

WTG on this wonderful winner!!! :-) k #9309896

Julianne Bradford level-classic 3/22/2011 5:09:00 PM

A winning beauty Val!! YAY! #9309899

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 3/22/2011 5:27:08 PM

WTG, Val! This should be good therapy! CONGRATULATIONS! #9310054

Lorna Shutter level-classic 3/22/2011 5:30:28 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win for this beautiful image, Val!!!!! :) #9310088

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 3/22/2011 5:32:17 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner. #9310103

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 3/22/2011 5:35:24 PM

HUGE congratulations Val!!! #9310138

Lana Arcemont level-classic 3/22/2011 5:41:59 PM

A Big Congratulations, Val!
A Beautiful Winner! #9310197

Terry Cervi level-classic 3/22/2011 5:53:01 PM

What a stunning win, Ms Val! You need to send me your smelling salts, it is just that beautiful!! WTG!! Congratulations! #9310296

Michele Peterson level-classic 3/22/2011 5:57:56 PM

Love these colors! Congratulations on your win!!! #9310339

Monnie Ryan 3/22/2011 6:03:08 PM

Woo hoo, Val - big congratulations!! #9310388

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 3/22/2011 6:07:32 PM

on your very deserving WINNER!!! #9310427

Leslie McLain level-classic 3/22/2011 6:10:21 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Val. Love it. #9310463

Daniella Puente 3/22/2011 6:28:48 PM

Congrats Val!!! #9310592

Tammy Espino 3/22/2011 6:33:20 PM

Congrats on your WIN!!! :) #9310626

Phyllis H. Burchett 3/22/2011 6:33:23 PM

BIG congrats Val on this absolutely gorgeous winner!!! #9310627

Sabrina Ryan 3/22/2011 6:56:36 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous Winning image, Val!! #9310765

Freddy Bland 3/22/2011 6:57:59 PM

Whooopeee, Val! So very happy for you!! WTG! #9310773

Ellen Hodges level-classic 3/22/2011 7:04:26 PM

Huge congrats on this extremely gorgeous win, Val!!! #9310816

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/22/2011 7:10:35 PM

What a splendid field! This must have been a sight to see! Congratulations on the 2nd place win. #9310845

Kathy Salerni level-classic 3/22/2011 7:17:31 PM

Humongus congrats on winning the Gold, Val! Outstanding! #9310872

Val Feldman level-classic 3/22/2011 7:24:00 PM

Thank you all so much for your kindness and support...always very much appreciated...and Courtenay, you're absolutely right - this is the best kind of therapy!! :) #9310883

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 3/22/2011 8:13:49 PM

Texas bluebonnets are always winners but when they are captured so gorgeously by a fantastic photographer then they are pure gold! Congrats Val! #9310958

Rony Sagy 3/22/2011 8:25:44 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful well deserving win, Val. #9310980

Ann Coates level-classic 3/22/2011 8:56:17 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous Gold Valarie. #9311013

Bojan Bencic level-classic 3/23/2011 1:15:21 AM

Congratulations on your win, Val! Beautiful. #9311258

Lynn M. Whitt 3/23/2011 1:17:07 AM

This is gorgeous, Congratulations on your win... #9311264

Mary K. Robison 3/23/2011 1:39:48 AM

Congratulations on your win, Val!
And I have the album with that song ~ the perfect title for this beautiful floral scene.

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 3/23/2011 1:40:18 AM

A fabulous, wonderful winner, Val! Congratulations! #9311331

Julie Burnett level-classic 3/23/2011 4:01:50 AM

Congratulations Val on this well deserved winner!! #9311537

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 3/23/2011 5:00:44 AM

Congrats to you on your beautiful WINNER Val!
Smiling again,
Chris #9311739

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 3/23/2011 5:21:47 AM

OHhhhhhh romance is in the air! LOL Congrats Val on your GOLD! A real beauty. #9311830

Carol Eade level-classic 3/23/2011 5:31:42 AM

Congratulations, Val, it's a beautiful winner! #9311894

Gina Cormier level-classic 3/23/2011 6:34:28 AM


Jack Ryan level-classic 3/23/2011 7:46:09 AM

Love it...very deserving...congratulations!!! #9312292

Michelle Alton level-classic 3/23/2011 8:20:06 AM

Wow, Val. This looks EVEN BETTER with a gold badge. Such an intensely beautiful image. Congratulations! #9312357

Debra R. Harder 3/23/2011 9:19:51 AM

I knew we'd see GOLD under this beauty, Val!! Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS GOLD WINNER!! Deb #9312489

Rona L. Schwarz 3/23/2011 10:11:24 AM

Such a special image for such a special and talented lady, Val! I knew we'd see this go Gold and I'm thrilled for you! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this superb GOLD WINNER! #9312577

Dianna Murphy 3/23/2011 10:16:51 AM

you know I'm loving seeing that Gold Badge next to one of my favorite ladies on BP! Congratulations. See there isn't a little black cloud after all! #9312587

Val Feldman level-classic 3/23/2011 12:02:02 PM

Thanks once again, everyone...you're all the very best and I thank each of you for taking the time to stop by and drop a line...as always, much appreciated! ~Val #9312701

Carol L. Fowler 3/23/2011 1:25:56 PM

Congrats n the win! Well deserved. #9312893

Carmody Baker 3/23/2011 2:11:48 PM

I love this. Congratulations! #9312988

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/23/2011 4:07:34 PM

So deserving!! Big congratulations to you Val!! #9313182

Karen Slagle level-classic 3/24/2011 6:25:22 AM

Congrats Val on your outstanding winning image. There is no place I would rather be than the Texas hill country in the spring. #9314323

Karen Celella level-classic 3/24/2011 7:41:10 AM

Congratulations on your spectacular winner, Val. #9314443

Patricia Seidler level-classic 3/24/2011 7:50:11 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winning photo Val! #9314452

Anita Hogue 3/24/2011 8:07:21 AM

Congratulations, Val! Gorgeous view and so beautifully composed! #9314477

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/25/2011 2:46:18 AM

Beautiful capture, Val. CONGRATZ on the Second Place Gold!!!

UB. #9315943

Kathy Cline level-classic 3/25/2011 1:07:57 PM

Keep digging through your images.
Look what it brings you!!

glitter-graphics.com #9317215

Datha Y. Thompson 3/26/2011 8:42:14 PM

So Beautiful!!! Congratulations on your WINNER!! LOVE IT :) WTG #9319154

Nadia Paul 3/28/2011 12:08:13 AM

Congrats on your gorgeous winner Val! #9321341

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/29/2011 6:30:08 AM

Congratulations on this bright and cheery winner! #9323637

Ann H. Belus level-classic 3/29/2011 3:51:42 PM


Susana Ms Heide level-classic 4/3/2011 5:17:29 PM

I've seen several wins with diagonal compositions and this is another fine example of that! Love the bursts of color! CONGRATS on this win Val!! #9332824

Irene Colling level-classic 4/4/2011 8:24:01 AM

Like a Monet painting. Your skillful photography of this glorious scene is outstanding.

Congratulations on your winning image Val. #9333920

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/7/2012 9:10:08 AM

NEVER give up your bugs and various flowers! They are TOTAL WINNERS in EVERYONE'S BOOK! :)))

Huge belated:


-Laura :D #10027139

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Digging thru my archives again, I found this one - April, 2010 in the TX Hill Country

Bluebonnets, coreopsis and the occasional Indian Blanket flower

"I've got pieces of April,
I keep them in a
memory bouquet"
~Dave Loggins
Pieces of April

Anyone remember that 1972 song by 3 Dog Night? This slice of TX April was found in an empty lot next to a local convenience store. April in TX finds every vacant lot, every nook and cranny alive with wildflowers...thanks in part to Lady Bird Johnson...her vision and legacy lives on and endures spectacularly here in TX each Spring.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 7692307/100000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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