Posts Tagged ‘Flower of the Day’

While in California the last two weeks, I realized that while I’m there I’m taking photos almost exclusively of grandson, flowers, and doors. 🙂 I did get some of the ocean but somewhat tangentially. As I’ve mentioned before, the doors in Arizona are often purely practical doors designed to keep the sun’s very direct, hot, and harmful rays away from the inside door. It makes sense but doesn’t make for very interesting door photos. My family has gotten used to me stopping all the time for door and flower shots and are remarkably good about it, even holding my to-go cup when needed. 🙂

However, it’s Friday and that means doors were yesterday and flowers are today. How about some morning glories to start (or perhaps a much-needed jolt of happiness in) your day?

FOTD 6.17.22

Beach walks, reading time, good food, relaxing, family/grandson time. Life is good. I hope yours is too.

FOTD 6.3.22

Spotted these on one of my morning walks. I like the color and the naturalness of the setting. If I seem inattentive today, it’s probably because my dad fell last night and is in the hospital so they can check whether he cracked or broke any ribs. So I imagine I’ll be a bit busy today. No, I don’t believe that Friday the 13th is bad luck. In fact, 13 was always my softball number and I consider Friday the 13th to be a lucky day. After all, his fall happened on the 12th. 🙂 A happy and blessed Friday and don’t forget to stop and enjoy the flowers. 🙂

FOTD 5.13.22

Life in Colour: kaleidoscope

FOTD 12.15.21

Life in Colour: orange

PastSquares: flowers

FOTD

If Linda Ronstadt is right and “Love is a Rose”, walking along Manhattan Beach provides plenty opportunities to be loved! This rose has just enough orange for this month’s Life in Colour challenge.

Past Squares: flower

FOTD

Today’s a big overlap because it’s the last weekend of “white” as the Life in Colour challenge and the first day of the new Squares challenge where July’s theme is “trees.” In addition, any day is a FOTD day (Flower of the Day). While I can’t get one photo to meet all these themes, as usual I try not to do multiple posts except on some weekends, so I’m including two photos, the second for Squares.

While hiking through McDowell Preserve during my trip back to Illinois, I came across a bush of what I believe is common ninebark. It might have “common” in the name but a bush covered with these is anything but common to my mind and just right for the last flowers in the “white” challenge.

for Life in Colour: white and Cee’s FOTD

Becky, in her infinite wisdom, has decided the July’s squares will be “trees.” To me, trees usually require a vertical rectangle, but I shall rise above my inclinations to meet her challenge. I’ll start with my original question: (Wh)y trees? 🙂 This is the photographic rendition of that question as seen at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, which I was thankful to learn had been spared, just barely, by one of the recent wildfires, the Telegraph Fire! What a loss that would have been!

for Squares: trees

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old Time is still a-flying. And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.
Robert Herrick

for Life in Colour: white and Cee’s Flower of the Day

Back on the road again, Chicago area to Oklahoma City somewhere between 12 and 13 hours, but it will make for two easy days after that. Since purple is still the color of the (last) month at Life in Colour, here’s one of the few purple wild irises I saw during my foray on the park.

I’m sorry if I missed you yesterday (very busy last day) and today will be a long one as well I’ll be back as soon as possible.

For Life in Colour: purple and FOTD

We’ve been walking at the Desert Botanical Gardens, but let’s take a moment to look in our own garden. A year ago, the flowers of the torch cactus welcomed us to Arizona with three different rounds of flowers. Now it’s blooming again. My parents have an enormous one with huge flowers. Ours is small, but also beautiful. Torch cactus come in a variety of colors, which you can see if you click here.

The one on the right will likely be full-blown tomorrow morning. It makes every day an adventure. Until they bloom, the flowers have a rather sci-fi look.

Bees love flowers and this bee was having a good time. But when I tried to get close for a better shot, it would go just inside, then zoom away. This was the best I could do. You can see him at the bottom right, looking a little fuzzy, but then bees are. Just FYI, his antennae aren’t curly, those are dark lines in the flower. It would look pretty cool, though, if they were.

also for Cee’s Flower of the Day