Summer has arrived "officially"! This spring because of our busy schedule and poor weather I did not take too many nature pictures so last morning I decided to go out with my camera no matter what. Our fields are beautiful now with the abundance of wild flowers. I hope to go out more often in the upcoming weeks. I was very pleased with some shots and might actually print the photographs and hang them in our house. A word of explanation is needed though for people who are not involved in photography. These days taking a picture is just a first step in creating an artistic image. Through digital editing you might end up with the image that does not resemble an original picture that much. Some call it cheating. But photographers have always manipulated images through the use of filters and various darkroom techniques. Now digital processing takes it to a completely different level. So the below pictures were enhanced, especially colors and texture, but nothing was added to them or erased. I like the outcome and hope so do you.