Sometimes it seems almost necessary for us to say, "But Christmas is starting too early!!!" But NOT when poinsettas are involved! I love these plants! There's just something about them that fill my heart with hope and excitement!
And these were taken at my all-time favorite store in the world, All Seasons, in Grand Forks. I try to save photographing there for "special times" so as to not wear out my welcome. But people in the store are always very welcoming and gracious, and even put up with my setting up a tripod and lying on the floor. They are my true oasis when winter comes.
This first photo is at an F/2.8 1/100, ISO 200, 28mm on my 28-75mm lens.
And this second photo is at an F/32 1/2, ISO 200, 28mm on my 28-75mm lens.