Tag Archives: Spring

Gratitude and Roses

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” Henry Ward Beecher

Photo 1: Yellow roses in the breeze

Roses mini cluster blur

A friend I’ve  had for more than two decades recently succumbed to cancer and was laid to rest. She fought bravely and throughout her entire battle she resisted and she lived! While out on my walk the next day, camera in hand, I was very aware of the joy and beauty that surrounded me, of the miracle of life and the wonder of simply breathing.

Photo 2: Gratitude

Rose mini yellow

I am grateful to have known her and to have been inspired by her indomitable spirit, so today I am sharing these miniature yellow roses in honor of her life and our friendship. It’s always a good day to appreciate good friends.

Photo 3: Friendship blooms

Roses breeze mini

 

Countdown to Spring

The glorious displays of Spring are not waiting for any official date. Blossoms are everywhere and it is a delightful change after the somberness  of the much needed winter rains. The rains are expected to bring a bumper crop of flowery distractions that I am really looking forward to seeing. Meanwhile here are a few of the blossoms in my garden.

Photo 1: Sunlight and blossoms

Blossoms of Spring

Photo 2: Blossoming Spring

Blossoms white Spring

Photo 3: Blossoming delights

Blossoms white sprig

Daffodils & Muscari: Spring Delights

Northern California is getting lots and lots of rain! It’s glorious news for the drought stricken regions even though there is a lot more rain around than I bargained for!

I have been missing the sunny blue skies but the daffodils and muscari in my garden braved the stormy weather and their appearance reminded me of the Spring delights that await.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Photo 1: Daffodils and bud

daffodil-and-bud

Photo 2: Daffodils and cloudy skies

daffodils-in-spring

Photo 3: Daffodil on Muscari

daffodil-on-muscari

Photo 4: Muscari after the rain

muscaria-after-the-rain

 

Photo 5:Spring Delights

daffodil-time

Playing in the Poppies

Something I really enjoy about being a Floral Photographer is when people notice blooms that they find appealing then they contact me and either send photos or tell me the location.

I had spotted a patch of poppies close to our home and had taken a few pics but the light was just too bright to do them justice. Then a friend sent me a pic of them and it motivated me to give the Poppy Patch another visit. These photos are the ones I took then.

Photo 1: Poppy Bud under Bloom

Poppy bud under bloom

Photo 2: Peaceful Poppy

White Poppy on purple

Photo 3: Playing in the Poppies

Poppies red and white

Some of these images are available for purchase on Fine Art America.

Have a beautiful day and I hope you find time to stop and smell the flowers!

Everything is coming up Roses

The rose bushes in the garden have greeted Spring with fervour. It brought to mind the song from the musical Gypsy. The song lyrics give the meaning to the idiom Everything is coming up Roses,  and the words go “Things look swell, things look great, Gonna have the whole world on a plate. Starting here, starting now Honey, everything’s coming up roses.”

Photo 1: Variegated pink Rose

Rose vari 10

Photo 2: Bloom and bud

Rose vari 5

Photo 3: Emerging rose

Rose vari 3

Photo 4: Side by side

Rose vari 7

Photo 5: Rosebud

Rosebud

Yellows and Pinks in Spring

Spring in the garden is a simply marvelous season! New growth and blooms and the energy of the cycle of life seems to be bursting forth everywhere!

The yellow daisies around the corner and the bright pink of the Indian Hawthorn at our front door are welcoming the bees too.

Photo 1: Single yellow daisy

Daisy yellow

Photo 2: Think pink

Indian Hawthorn 4

Photo 3: Pale pink Geranium

Geranium pale pink

Photo 4: Dancing yellow daisy

Daisy dreams

Photo 5: Perfectly pink

Hawthorn Pink

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