The joyous sight of Spring blossoms announcing that winter is drawing to a close. These are a few dotted around our neighborhood.
Photo 1: Spring is blossoming
Photo 2: Blossom and bud
Photo 3: Hope springs eternal
Photo 4: Spring blossom profusion
The Salmon Pink Geranium in my garden is not very big nor is it a prolific bloomer which is no surprise considering how little water it gets during the drought but every now and then it blooms and it’s wonderful to watch it emerge.
Photo 1: Geranium buds
Photo 2: Emerging Geranium
Photo 3: Bud visitor
Photo 4: Geranium blooms and buds
Photo 5: Geranium blooming
Photo 6: Last to open
Photo 7: Geraniums in the rain
Photo 8: Geraniums in full bloom
Blue Agapanthus have now started to bloom. I saw a hummingbird feeding on one the other day but didn’t have a camera handy. That would make a pretty pic. Meanwhile I took a few of the blue buds and blooms.
Photo 1: Blue Agapanthus first blooms
Photo 2: Blue Agapanthus buds
Photo 3: Blue Agapanthus blooming
Photo 4: Bloom amongst the buds
Photo 5: Blue Agapanthus in bud
Not much time for photography or to blog at the moment but just had to share this emerging white Agapanthus. At my childhood home we got very accustomed to the blue variety but finding a white one was special.
Photo 1: White Agapanthus in bud.
Photo 2: Buds to blooms
Photo 3: White Agapanthus blooms
Photo 4: White Agapanthus in morning light
Photo 5: Cotton buds and Qtips
The area in the park that earlier in Spring was sporting a Wall of Wisteria has now been replaced by a Horde of Honeysuckle. Their wonderful fragrance filled the air and nearby a group did their Tai Chi in the morning sun playing wonderful soothing music. Perfect atmosphere for fun photography.
Photo 1: Honeysuckle elegance
Photo 2: Horde of Honeysuckle
Photo 3: Honeysuckle blooms and buds
Photo 4: Honeysuckle Cluster
Photo 5: White Honeysuckle
Photo 6: Honeysuckle pair
Photo 7: Honeysuckle hugs
Photo 8: Buds to blooms
The Abelia plant needed some trimming so of course I got distracted by the beauty of the small blooms while in the garden.
Photo 1: Abelia in bloom
Photo 2: Abelia buds and blooms
Photo 3: Abelia buds
Photo 4: Abelia trio
Photo 5: Abelia duo
Photo 6: Abelia sprig
Photo 7: Abelia cluster
There is a tiny clementine (citrus) tree in the front garden but despite it’s size it is an enthusiastic grower. It has already produced two small fruits that didn’t survive the curiosity of the children. In Afrikaans we call these fruits “naartjies” and it is apparently a hybrid between a mandarin and a sweet orange. It is now however sporting several white blossoms so here are a few pics. I also thought they would make a nice subject for a monochrome project that I am working on.
Photo 1: Clementine blossoms on a rainy day
Photo 2: Clementine blossom buds
Photo 3: Clementine blossoming
Photo 4: Clementine blossom bud tips
Photo 5: Clementine blossoms blooming
Photo 6: Clementine blossom and bud
Photo 7: Clementine blossoms with raindrops
Photo 8: Clementine blossoms monochrome reflection
These Poppies beckoned to me on a sunny morning walk. Their striking colours and delicate structures swaying in the wind are simply mesmerizing. You can see why they are ever popular!
Photo 1: Single Bright Orange Poppy
Photo 2: Light Orange Poppy Trio
Photo 3: Single White Poppy
Photo 4: White Poppy Pair
Photo 5: Single Light Orange Poppy
Photo 6: Poppy scene
Photo 7: Poppy bud opening
Photo 8: Bright Orange Poppy
I get so excited when I see buds and can’t wait for the flower to fully reveal itself. I have been watching the rosebushes closely and now the first one is in full bloom.
Photo 1: Variegated Rose in full bloom
Photo 2: Variegated Rose opening
Photo 3: Variegated Rose bud
Photo 4: Two roses
Photo 5: Variegated Rose Petal view
In our house I am the mondegreen queen which usually causes my husband distress but I see my son is prone to it too. The first time I heard Boy George singing ‘Karma Chameleon’ I was sure I heard ‘Come a Camellia’, nevertheless I do love Camellias so it worked for me. The Camellias are now blooming in rapid succession and deserve a song of their own.
Photo 1: Camellia in Red
Photo 2: Come a Camellia
Photo 3: Camellia in bud
Photo 4: Camellia Chorus
Photo 5: Camellia Sings