Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Blooms

Good afternoon everyone.
I went out with my camera this morning
to see what all was in bloom.
What a nice surprise to see the different flowers
basking in our mild temps.

Hope those of you covered with snow will enjoy all the color,
and be inspired and encouraged.
Pretty soon you'll have your lovely gardens again,
and I'll be sweltering in the heat and humidity.

Again have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2009.


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May we all learn from the past,

look forward to the future,

and live mindfully,

each moment,

of every single day

that we are blessed with.

Love and hugs to all of you ~ FlowerLady


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Azalea



Blue Mist




Cocktail rose



Cocktail again.



White Ducher



The next two picture are also of Ducher.
I thought the speckles were really neat.







Mutabilis



Louis Phillipe



Hibiscus



The next three pictures are of flame vine blooms.












The next two pictures are of a weed.
I always call them paintbrushes,
but that might not be correct.








Vincent Godsiff




The next two pictures are of an unknown ground cover.
The first one with the blooms closed,
the second one after they have started to open.









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Flowers construct the most charming geometries:

circles like the sun,

ovals, cones, curlicues

and a variety of triangular eccentricities,

which when viewed with the eye of a magnifying glass

seem a Lilliputian frieze of psychedelic silhouettes.

Duane Michals, The Vanishing Act

4 comments:

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Beautiful blooms!

Merry Christmas!
Cameron

FlowerLady said...

Merry Christmas morning to you also Cameron. Thank you and glad you enjoyed the blooms. Glad I got the pictures yesterday as today is supposed to be gray and rainy.

Have a really nice day with your family. Enjoy those lavender scones and whatever else you are making.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

sweet bay said...

So many Christmas blooms! They are beautiful!

FlowerLady said...

Hi Sweet Bay ~ Thanks. This is our time of year when our gardens are at their best, so we have lots in bloom.

FlowerLady