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
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
Like a blossom’s fleeting beauty,
Life is filled with unique moments to treasure,
Spring time of bountiful pleasure
that brings joy to the soul.
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
We’ve had some very welcome rain in California this week! Thrilled for my garden and especially the roses that have bloomed beautifully and bravely through the drought.
Photo 1: Morning Rose
Photo 2: Pink Rose
Photo 3: Just pretty
Photo 4: Rosey
“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
The long elegant stems of these pink Gladioli were irresistible to me when I was out on a recent shopping trip.
To me they are the one flower that can instantly glam up an ordinary corner in the house. Even as they bend the arching is so graceful it’s like watching a ballerina stretch.
Here are some pics of them.
Photo 1: Graceful
Photo 2: Glamorous
Photo 3: Gorgeous
Photo 4: Eye catching
Photo 5: Elegant
A Facebook friend, teaching in Afghanistan, invited me to participate in the gratitude challenge. I thought it was a lovely idea and so I added some text to my pics to go with the theme.
Photo 1: Grateful People
Photo 2: Charming Gardeners
Interesting things happen to a rose when you leave it face down outside in the sun…
Photo 1: Dried and flattened pink Rose
Photo 2: Rear view
Photo 3: Side view
Photo 4: Upside down
Photo 5: Dried pink Rose
The joyful sight of roses in the garden.
Photo 1: Roses in the garden
Photo 2: Roses side by side
Photo 3: Rose cluster
Photo 4: Roses blooming
Photo 5: Peachy pink blooms
Photo 6: Bud and bloom
Photo 7: Rosey