Traditional Christmas Bloom… kinda, sorta

 

Traditional Christmas Bloom

 

 

When the light works against you! (Friday Flowers)

 

 

 

Summer colors (Friday Flowers)

 

 

FF Summer Bloom

 

 

Feather-like Tulip (Macro Monday)

The tulips have been absolutely stunning here this year. The colored tulips all having various shades throughout the bloom rather than the one block color. Simply glorious!

The background of this photograph has me more than a little intrigued as nowhere in this house is this color. Not that I’m complaining at all as it blends beautifully with my tulip!

 

 

 

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Bursting with Color (Macro Monday)

Growing up these flowers, the good ole’ pig-face, were some of the very first my mother planted in her garden of the home she’d had built. In absolutely no time there was so much color surrounding her new home on the east coast of Australia.

Imagine my surprise then when we were staying in southern Morocco and saw these colorful beauties growing abundantly in the fields. Of course I’ve since discovered these blooms are rather partial to growing in rocky, sandy conditions!

 

 

 

 

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Gerbera Grunge (Friday Flowers)

It seems almost wrong to “dirty up” a beautiful bright pink gerbera but gosh darn it, a fresh gerbera is just too hard to resist sometimes!

If what is old is new again, why can’t what is new be old?

 

 

 

 

From deep within (Macro Monday)

It’s a love/hate relationship I have with tiger lilies. The blooms are absolutely glorious but those stamens covered in only-to-eager-to stain-pollen are a whole different ball-game.

Then again, they do provide a wonderful subject matter to photograph. One must always look for that silver lining mustn’t one!