Archive for the ‘flowers’ Category

Pre-Thanksgiving at Descanso Gardens wasn’t as verdant as spring or summer, but the rose garden was, if not in full bloom, at least in blooming health. There was a choice of colors but today’s color is yellow, just for Jude and the flower is for Cee’s FOTD.

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Thanks to Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty for the quote in the title.

It’s sort of spring in the desert already or at least we’re getting some flowers again. I think we really have two growing seasons with a “winter” of hot weather between the two. I’m still trying to figure that out. At any rate, I was happy to see a plethora of yellow flowers during my last visit to the Preserve, just in time for Jude’s challenge this month of “Yellow.” I love yellow everywhere but in my clothes. It makes my skin look sallow, so I enjoy it from afar or not so far, just not on me. While I’m at it, I might as well link to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge as well. 🙂

I’ve been dreaming about winter in Illinois. I know you think that’s crazy when it’s cold and they have lots of snow. But I do love winter and you know what comes after winter and all that snow melts? Spring and summer and flowers. And it’s Friday, which means flowers, so I time-traveled back to a summer not long ago in Illinois. Here’s what I found.

I haven’t done a Macro Monday for some time, but I was playing with shots of the flowers on my Christmas cactus (better late-blooming than never) and liked this one. I hope you do too and that it gets your Monday and February off to a brilliant start

I guess this might qualify for Cee’s “Flower of the Day” challenge, even though it’s only part of a flower.

Getting up close and personal with this flower. Happy Friday!

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Also the name of one of my favorite dramatic comedy movies. Or humorous dramas. Whatever. Favorite. 🙂

And for Becky: close-up. 🙂

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Descanso Gardens again. Even in November there were flowers. Of course November in southern California isn’t December in many other places, but it that made it even more of a joy to see. It was UPlifting.

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In Descanso Gardens, even the small places are attractive.