Friday, August 3, 2018

A FEW FLOWER PHOTOS TAKEN THIS YEAR, SO FAR...

These were found on our holiday in Vancouver last May. 
Allium 'Globemaster' about to bloom
Scientific name: Allium sativum
Family: Amaryllidaceae

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
~Anais Nin~
Horned Tulip
Scientific name: Tulipa acuminata
(Synonym Tulipa Turcica)
Lily Family - Liliaceae
Peony
Scientific name: Paeonia obovatavar. alba
Peony family - Paeoniaceae
Native to China and Siberia
"Tulips were a tray of jewels."
~E. M. Forster, Howards End~
Yellow Crown Imperial
Scientific name: Fritillaria imperialis 'Maxima Lutea'
Family Liliaceae
The flowers of a Texas Buckeye Tree
Scientific name: Aesculus glabra var. arguta
"Tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes!"
~William Wordsorth~ 
"Lines Written in the Early Spring," Lyrical Ballads 1798.
I will be back on Monday.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm going to catch up on visiting your blogs over the next couple of days.  

Have a great weekend everyone.




45 comments:

  1. Hello, lovely variety of beautiful flowers. I enjoyed the quotes too. Happy weekend to you!

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  2. All the images are very good however probably my favourite image is the first one Denise. Have a lovely weekend.

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  3. "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
    ~Anais Nin~


    I LOVE this quote.

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  4. AMAZING!!!! all of these, love that horned tulip, have never seen one, even in a photo. these photos are gorgeous... great job with the camera....

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  5. I glorious post!I love looking at these flowers, many unknown to me. I have seen the Allium in full bloom, but never as a bud. And a great quote to go with it. The Horned Tulips are so weird! The Peony is beautiful, and has a wonderful soft color. The Yellow Crown Imperial may be my favorite jewel of them all! I have never seen one, and it is awesome! It's name suits it. And look at the way you caught the sun on it, just perfect. I've never seen the Texas buckeye, but I am familiar with the candy of the same name! I love your quotes!! A tray of jewels for sure.

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    1. I had never seen the horned tulip before but Meadowlark Gardens grew them one year. I haven’t seen them since.

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  6. You have always taken the best flower pictures of anyone!! These are beautiful. Especially love the tulip field, because I miss those Spring flowers these days (in both senses of the word). Thanks!!

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    1. Hi Sallie, that is really sweet of you to say so. It helps when there are beautiful flowers and lots of sunlight :) I miss those spring flowers too.

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful blooms. Thank you - and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hi EC, you are very welcome and please have a wonderful weekend also.

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  8. I so enjoyed today's stunning show!

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  9. Hi Denise,
    Wonderful images of some beautiful flowers with some excellent quotes to go with them.
    I find the first image in particular superb with such lovely words.
    All the best, John

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    1. Hi John, thank you. I had a particular fondness for those alliums also. All the best to you :)

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  10. Lovely glorious spring flowers! Vancouver is a lovely city with such beauty. Thank you for sharing your pretty photos. ♥

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    1. Hi Martha Ellen, you are very welcome. I agree about Vancouver, I would love to go back one day.

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  11. I love pictures of flowers, they are so cheery. Thank you, Denise.

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    1. You are very welcome Valerie, and I am so happy you find them cheery. I do too.

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  12. Denise, your photos are amazing. And I enjoy the quotes and added info about the flowers as well. It's good to know the scientific name when you're trying to buy plants.

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    1. Hi Jean, happy you enjoyed them. Thank you :)

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  13. Lovely set of photos and that horned tulip is most unusual. Hope you have a good week. Diane

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  14. Seeing such beautiful flowers is like looking at LIVE art, and it soothes my soul. Thanks a bunch and Happy Sunday! RO

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    1. I feel the same way RO. Happy Sunday to you too.

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  15. Denise, wonderful selection of flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Love all the flowers! My garden is at a low right now, nothing planted to be blooming this time of yr....oops, guessing that is bad planning or bad PLANTING! haha...love your new signature also.

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  17. We were in Vancouver in June! I took a lot of photos of the grandies, though!

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  18. some unusual blooms, some very familiar...all are so beautiful!!!

    is the heart with your name new?? it's a great signature!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, yes it's new. Now if only I can remember to add it after every post.

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  19. Beautiful flowers and great quotes let alone all the information. I can never remember all that stuff.

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    1. Hi Diane, just catching up on my comments today and came across this one. Thank you so much and have a great day :)

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  20. How lovely! Heart warming. Ours are dying in the drought.

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    1. Thank you Jenn, I hope you have had some rain since you wrote.

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