Friday, June 11, 2010

FRIDAY FLOWERS! :)

Happy Friday everyone!

Before I show you this Week's Friday Flowers I wanted to share with you a couple of Treasuries in Etsy East that others have kindly added my Photography to. The First Treasury is The Sweet Smell Of Lilac and the second is America the Beautiful if you have a minute please go check these out as they are truly beautiful Treasuries, well put tog. and just lovely to look at :)

And now to this week's Friday Flowers! :)

As most of you know it has been raining here in the NW now for what seems like a Century, a slight exaggeration, we haven't started building an Ark just yet but the Flowers have taken a true beating over the past few weeks but in between the hail and the thunder and the rain I did manage a few shots :)

I hope you enjoy them :)

I love the colours of this Columbine, it is also covered in Cottonwood seeds that were everywhere for a while, my poor allergy ridden Hubby can attest to that!

Here is the first Rose to bloom in my Garden this year :)


I love the shape of these Columbine petals :)


Second Rose to bloom in my Garden :) (avec une Amie)


Snowball Bush :) I just love the beautiful colour of baby pink :)





Campanula, Love the shape of these :)



These were the only Irises to survive the rain and even these have a lot of rain damage but the colours just pop and made me very Happy :)










Lavender, I love the smell and the shape and the colour, esp. next to the Yellow Roses :)

These were actually planted to save the Roses from being eaten by the Deer, even thought we live in suburbia there are a lot of open spaces around us and the Deer took a great liking to my Roses. It was wonderful to see the Deer so close up (being a city girl, you know) and the kids were so excited too. I was torn between keeping the Roses for flowering or feeding the Deer, after a few years, I wanted Roses and so I planted the Lavender.

Over 20 years ago, at a previous home, I planted a hand full of marigold seeds and they have reseeded every year since. This is one of the first batch of this year. They pretty much dominate the garden all summer and they have visited a few neighbouring gardens too :) I love their bright colours and their resilience. I love that they have a history all their own and the continuity is very satisfying and exciting. Like old Friends coming to visit every year. :)

I really hope you enjoyed my Friday Flowers in between rain storms :)
Have a Wonderful Weekend. :)
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

15 comments:

Hundy and Undy said...

I love irises. So pretty.

Charlotte said...

The columbine petals are amazing! They don't look real. Great pics again!

Plantress said...

I love all your pics. Is all this blooming togehter, right now in your garden? If so it must be a riot of color

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

aaah! more goregous friday flowers. my friday just isn't complete without 'em! :)

T @ Poppy Place said...

Yes, all is blooming at this time and more, but for the rain I would have more pics, :) T.

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Ooh, what a feast for the eyes! It's been extremely rainy here too--South Dakota--and I haven't seen nearly enough flowers this year...so thank you for filling up my flower tank. :)

Your irises are AMAZING! That color--wow, hard to believe all of these are found in nature. You have a real eye for capturing just the right angle and showing off these blooms to their very best.

Found you in the Etsy forums--glad I did! Have a great night.

maureencracknell said...

Very pretty photos! I am always amazed by columbine especially. It's one of those flowers you look at closely and wonder how something like that just happens or "is"? : )

Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures!

ArtSnark said...

more fabulous pictures! Thanks for sharing a piece of your wonderful world

mywifesstudio said...

T, Beautiful photos! Are you ready for our weekend!!! Bring on the SUN!

The Lavender Daisy said...

The colors are so beautiful and cheerful! Hope you have a great weekend!

ST design said...

I love yellow roses!
ST

Almost Precious said...

Odd...I typed and clicked "post comment" and what I had typed dissappeared but I didn't get a word verification screen nor a notice that my comment would be visible after approval. ???

Oh well if this turns out to be a duplicate...sorry.

Another gorgeous bouquet of photos. Lovely.

Two Happy Stampers said...

Wow! Your photos are just beautiful! Love all the flowers. =)

Annette said...

They're so beautiful T.:)