It’s the first day of winter and although we are not expecting snow here we have had some very welcome rain showers. Was a great opportunity to capture some raindrops on petals. They remind me of one of my favorite quotes.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
Photo 1: Raindrops on Geraniums
Photo 2 Society Garlic in the rain
Photo 3: Rain kissed Geraniums
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
Technically it’s still Winter in Northern California but that doesn’t seem to be hindering the geraniums. They keep producing buds and blooms at regular intervals from their rather shady spot in the garden. Here are a few samples.
Photo 1: Flowering Geranium
Photo 2:Geranium buds
Photo 3: Side by side
Photo 4: Geraniums in bloom
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
The joys of finally seeing signs of a little rain. The garden loved it. Hope there will be more soon.
Photo 1: Geranium cluster and raindrops
Photo 2: Fading Betty Boop in the rain
Photo 3: Betty Boop cluster and raindrops
Photo 4: Wet Gardenia
Photo 5: Raindrops on petals
Photo 6: Fresh after the rain
Photo 7: Geraniums in the rain
I’ve had very little time for photography recently but I managed a quick look around the garden this morning. Nice to know there is prettiness even when there is little time to fully appreciate it.
Photo 1: A red rose in bud
Photo 2: Betty Boop in early morning light
Photo 3: Small bug on pink Geraniums
Photo 4: Pink Rose trio
Photo 5: Dreamy Society Garlic
A few Society Garlic blooms have appeared in the garden and their long delicate stems dance gracefully in the wind. In another spot in the garden however the salmon pink and white-edged Geraniums continue to bloom barely responding to the wind.
Photo 1: Society Garlic blooms
Photo 2: Salmon pink and white-edged Geraniums
Photo 3: Purple Society Garlic
Photo 4: Geraniums blooming
Photo 5: Society Garlic
Geraniums are often overlooked as being ordinary and common. However I find that upon closer inspection every flower has unique beauty to offer. This little cluster is currently blooming in the garden.
Photo 1: Pink Geranium cluster
Photo 2: Pink Geranium showing
Photo 3: Geranium with buds
Photo 4: Geraniums in pink
Photo 5: Think pink
Although I have loads to do in preparation for the Uckfield Art Trail on 19 July I could not refuse an invitation from a friend to visit a few Garden Centres.
She was looking for something pretty to add to her hanging baskets and decorate the area around her fountain. I am at my happiest when viewing loads of lovely flowers.
Photo: Pretty Pink Verbena with stripes
Photo: Miniature Dahlias
Photo: Pale pink Geraniums
Photo: Bright Red Gerbera
Photo: Purple Petunias