Red geraniums always remind me of the beautiful window boxes in France. Striking clusters of beauty against the backdrop of brick and mortar.
I purchased a pot of red geraniums to add some color to our yard. Here they are!
Photo 1: A Pot of Red Geraniums
Photo 2: Red Geraniums
Photo 3: Bright and beautiful
Observing insects on flowers can while away significant portions of my day but it is a joyous pursuit when in produces an image I can connect with. Recently while on vacation near Lake Tahoe in California I was chasing a bee on some Cornflowers and this is what I saw.
Photo 1: Bee and Cornflowers
Photo 2: Bee on Cornflower
The flower that inspired a name for a color. The first two images were taken of a plant growing in a pot on a main road in Monterey, California. The third image is from the garden next door. Wherever they grow they provide a vibrant and eye-catching display.
Photo 1: Fuchsias in Bloom
Photo 2: Little dancing Fuchsias
Photo 3: Fuchsia next door
The post Mother’s Day sale on blooms was irresistible so I just had to buy a pot of purple tulips. Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did!
Photo 1: Purple Tulips
Photo 2: Tulip Time
Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s day is usually brimming with pretty pink things and loads of gorgeous blooms. Lately I’ve heard advertisers pushing the “let’s give Mom something more long lasting than flowers” line. I love gifts – who doesn’t? What they fail to realize though is that there is infinite joy in the moment of receiving a beautiful bloom – whether it’s in elegant and sophistically wrapped bunches or a posey of wild flowers!
Photo 1: A foxglove from my neighbor’s garden
Yes flowers are fragile and have a defined life span but so do we and there is beauty in that too and an opportunity to take a moment to reflect and be grateful for the magnificent way we are constructed and how wonderfully we are made!
Photo 2: Foxy pink Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea), pretty and poisonous
Wishing all Moms a fabulously florally Mother’s Day!
Every now and then I get asked to produce a floral image with a specific tone or theme. My current project was a request to use green blooms. I decided to opt for green carnations and combined them with some white roses from my garden. This is the result.
Photo 1: Roses, Carnations and vases
Photo 2: White Roses and Green Carnations
Happiness on a gloomy Monday! Cloudy, cool and low wind conditions are great for floral photography though! I got my rainy day photo taken in my back yard featured on the local Dublin Patch website and Facebook page.
Photo: Rainy Day in Dublin
The smell of rosebushes in bloom fills the air and the sound of bees going about their important work is noticeable. Since our profusion of roses is not a welcome sight to all given the resulting deluge of petals I have to pick blooms regularly. It seems a travesty to simply discard them so I took a few pics and handed some out to my more appreciative neighbors. Here is what they looked like in the compost bucket.
Photo 1: Bucket of Roses
Photo 2: Blooms in a bucket
Photo 3: Bright and beautiful bucket of Roses
Photo 4: Roses in a bucket
The ever resilient rose bushes are greeting Spring enthusiastically and are bursting with buds. A few of the sights from the garden this week.
Photo 1: Rosebud
Photo 2: Rose on the rise
Photo 3: First bloom
The roses are certainly on the rise and I am expecting some magnificent blooms.
The Blue Potato Bush, native to Argentina and Paraguay, and growing in our back yard in California, has purple blooms all over it and seems to have enjoyed the recent rains.
Photo 1: Blue Potato Bush
The potato bush plant (Lycianthes rantonnetii) is closely related to potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants and although rather pretty to see it is a member of the Solanum family and is poisonous. Common names for this plant include blue potato bush, Paraguay nightshade and blue solanum shrub.
Photo 2: Paraguay nightshade in morning sunshine
Photo 3:Blue solanum shrub