Tag Archives: Flowers

The Second Blossoming

Several months ago, we had an arborist come out and tend to two of our precious trees – the plum/apricot tree and this darling rose tree.  He cut it back MUCH further than I thought proper, but, of course he … Continue reading

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Bee Careful

  I know . . . everyone posts “the bee in the flower” captures – so here’s mine!  He disappeared down out of sight, but I just kept the phone trained on the spot, and soon he reappeared.  Got him!

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Tenacity

Hard to believe but these quadruplets blossomed at the base of our rose tree.  DH discovered them when he went out to cut off all the deadheads from the tree yesterday. These were a complete surprise.  I had not seen … Continue reading

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Beautiful Simplicity

I was walking by our rose tree just now, and these two brave little soldiers were beckoning to me to make their portrait.  The rest of the tree is covered with deadheads, but the other day the now-wilted rose came … Continue reading

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Steampunk Roses

I picked some blossoms off the rose tree today to make a bouquet for neighbors. Of course I couldn’t resist taking a picture before they came to claim it. The plain photo just screamed out for me to make it … Continue reading

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Heading for the Hollyhocks

These guys were making a break for it – one of them still in his striped uniform.

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Wagons, Ho

Repairs may be needed before this wagon goes much further.

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One-Day Red Cactus Flowers

I found these beautiful cactus flowers today on our walk around the park. I think these are the kind that are open for only one day, but I will check tomorrow to be sure. I didn’t have my camera with … Continue reading

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Red Fishhook Cactus Flower Life Cycle

These flowers fascinate me . . . and the bees, too. Can you see the bee in here? He burrows in, covers himself with the pollen, comes up for air and then immediately dives in again on the next flower. … Continue reading

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Night Blooming Cereus

ANIMALS SPOTTED ADDITION: The Hawk Visit The wonder of the internet will never cease to amaze and delight me! About an hour ago, I was reading/replying to messages on my favorite RV list (Lazy Daze, of course), and the topic … Continue reading

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The Competition

The rose tree is winning by volume, but the irises are so beautiful in their own right.

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What the Bees See

I’ve taken a bazillion pictures of this tree and its beautiful flowers, but always miss showing how really gorgeous the sky is here. We have little pollution, so frequently (not always), the sky is an electric blue. The bees are … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Rose

Yesterday I spent about two hours looking at this picture and trying out different effects on it. Each one was more beautiful than the last, and I was totally mesmerized. This is how she looks with no make up on … Continue reading

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Escher Aster

At the entrance to the office of our storage room complex is a small planter that has a plethora of various flowering plants in it. The first pictures I took were unsatisfactory because the wind was blowing them just too … Continue reading

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Behold the Whole Rose Tree

Here’s the mama to yesterday’s budding beauty. It is equally full of blossoms on the other side of the tree. This is about a third of the volume. It does this at least twice a year, and each time more … Continue reading

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Raindrops on Roses, and . . .

This is just one of the seemingly hundreds of roses on our rose tree this week.  Magnificent! Click on any raindrop to see it fullscreen!

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Yellow Pods and White Puffs

This photo was taken on a walk in downtown Sequim, Washington in 2006, in a semi-vacant lot.

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Stamens

This beautiful flower always brings me a feeling of tranquility when I run across it on my disk. I hope it does the same for you! ;->

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Santa Fe Mailbox

This is a picture from the end of October in 2003, when we were in New Mexico for about six months. The downtown area is a walking photographer’s dream, but a driving nightmare. The streets are the just the right … Continue reading

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Delicate iris

There are little oases of iris around the bases of the trees, and some islands of their own.

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