Happy New Year!
I am thankful for all the support and views and am sending floral greetings to all wishing you a year in which you bloom like never before!
“Some buds never flower, if we are fortunate enough to bloom, we should do so with all the enthusiasm and vigor we can muster.” Vanessa Lee Thomas
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare
Despite the persistent drought and the subsequent water restrictions the rose bushes continue to produce some lovely specimens. After trimming the pink one I was really happy to see the blooms appear.
Photo 1: Pink rose
Photo 2: Pretty in pink
Photo 3: Blooming pink roses
Photo 4: Pink rose bud
There are few things that excite me as much as discovering a beautiful bloom. It has no expectations of the world but revels in the elements whether it be sunshine, wind or rain. When it is at its peak the glorious light of living shines forth spreading beauty where it finds itself.
Quote 1: You have to find what sparks a light in you so that your own way can illuminate the world – Oprah
Quote 2: Each new day is an opportunity to try again! Embrace it!
Quote 3: To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.
Quote 4: There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Quote 5: Bloom- with all the enthusiasm you can muster!
When so many roses are blooming at once I don’t always notice the uniqueness of each bloom. I happened to see this low hanging pink bloom and bent down to take a look and noticed the magnificent symmetry of it’s centre swirl.
Photo 1: Pink Rose Swirl
Photo 2: Swirl to the left
Photo 3: Swirl to the right
Photo 4: Low hanging bloom
Photo 5: Rosey Symmetry
Some buds never flower. If we are fortunate enough to bloom, we should do so with all the enthusiasm and vigour we can muster.
L.A. hybrids are a cross between longiflorum lilies and Asiatic hybrids. They are known for their bright colours and good vase life. This orange variety has a strikingly vivid hue.
Photo 1: Orange L.A. lily bud
Photo 2: Orange L.A. lily bud opening
Photo 3: Orange L.A. lily open
Photo 4: Orange L.A. lily bloom
Photo 5: Orange L.A. lily and bud
Photo 6: Orange L.A. lilies and bud
Photo 7: Orange L.A. lily hybrid
Photo 8: Orange L.A. lily