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Salmon Pink Geraniums

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

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Photo 2: Emerging Geranium

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Photo 3: Bud visitor

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Photo 4: Geranium blooms and buds

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Photo 5: Geranium blooming

Geranium bug

Photo 6: Last to open

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Photo 7: Geraniums in the rain

Geraniums cluster raindrops

Photo 8: Geraniums in full bloom

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Blue Agapanthus

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

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Photo 2: Blue Agapanthus buds

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Photo 3: Blue Agapanthus blooming

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Photo 4: Bloom amongst the buds

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Photo 5: Blue Agapanthus in bud

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Emerging White Agapanthus

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.

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Photo 2: Buds to blooms

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Photo 3: White Agapanthus blooms

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Photo 4: White Agapanthus in morning light

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Photo 5: Cotton buds and Qtips

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Horde of Honeysuckle

The area in the park that earlier in Spring was sporting a Wall of Wisteria has now been replaced by a Horde of Honeysuckle.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

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Photo 2: Horde of Honeysuckle

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Photo 3: Honeysuckle blooms and buds

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Photo 5: White Honeysuckle

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Photo 6: Honeysuckle pair

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Photo 7: Honeysuckle hugs

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Photo 8: Buds to blooms

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Abelia in bloom

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 bloomAbelia blooming low res

Photo 2: Abelia buds and blooms

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Photo 3: Abelia buds

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Photo 4: Abelia trio

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Photo 5: Abelia duo

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Photo 6: Abelia sprig

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Photo 7: Abelia clusterAbelia trio low res


Clementine blossoms on a rainy day

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

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Photo 2: Clementine blossom buds

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Photo 3: Clementine blossoming

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Photo 4: Clementine blossom bud tips

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Photo 5: Clementine blossoms blooming

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Photo 6: Clementine blossom and bud

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Photo 7: Clementine blossoms with raindrops

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Photo 8: Clementine blossoms monochrome reflection

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Ever popular Poppies

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

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Photo 2: Light Orange Poppy Trio

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Photo 3: Single White Poppy

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Photo 4: White Poppy Pair

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Photo 5: Single Light Orange Poppy

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Photo 6: Poppy scene

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Photo 7: Poppy bud opening

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Photo 8: Bright Orange Poppy

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First roses blooming

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

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Photo 2: Variegated Rose opening

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Photo 3: Variegated Rose bud

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Photo 4: Two roses

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Photo 5: Variegated Rose Petal view

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Karma Camellia

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

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Photo 2: Come a Camellia

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Photo 3: Camellia in bud

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Photo 4: Camellia Chorus

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Photo 5: Camellia Sings

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