Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stop and Smell the Flowers

The other day while puttering outside while Troubadour was washing his bike, I wandered through the yard and looked at all the plants we have in bloom.

I decided to grab the camera and take a few pictures to share. Here are a few flowers/shrubs from our yard.

Tahitian Sunset Rose:

Blooms on the "Milky Way" Dogwood tree:

Blossoms on the Portuguese Laurel tree complete with buzzing insect:

Lime colored Continus "Golden Spirit" (aka Smoke tree)

And last a simple rose blossom lit by the afternoon sun. I did not black out the background, the shrub was in the shadow of a fence except for the blooms on top.

Not everything is in bloom yet, but as they decide to flower, I will take more pictures.

-Au Revoir

"The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes--every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man." - Orison Swett Marden