Posts filed under ‘Flowers’

Arbour, Roses & Peonies

The best surprise about our garden has been the amount of peonies we have – 6 light pinks in the front, and 1 gorgeous deep pinky/purpley one in the back.

This arbour is the focal point of our garden right now – notice the yellow roses on the left, and the smaller red rose on the right. Hoping next year the red rose will climb up a bit more, but all-in-all – very happy!

Here’s a close-up of a peony. I love the fullness, looks like a “pouf of peony”.

I also took a picture of an unopened peony – I think it’s pretty interesting that peonies need ants in order to open properly.

And last – a light-pink in full bloom.


May 28, 2010 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Daffodils, and Two Other “Unknowns”

Here were some more surprises in my garden.

First – the daffodils. These are beautiful – and I never noticed until now that they are star-shaped. How gorgeous is that?!


Next up is this little tiny blue flower. I have always loved forget-me-nots – but these are not the same. They’re still beautiful – I just don’t know what they are!

Lastly – this flower was on a tree:

Here’s a shot of it hiding in the little green “buds” surrounding it. Anyone know what this is?

Taking these pictures has really allowed me to focus in on the intricacies and the details in nature. Love it.

April 28, 2010 at 7:51 pm 1 comment

Little Purple Flowers – “Muscari”

So, these little purple flowers are popping up EVERYWHERE on our property. I really love them – they’re a beautiful deep purple, bell-like flower. My wonderful and smart sister-in-law told me that they’re called “Muscari”. Who knew?

April 21, 2010 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

Gorgeous Weather, New Area

Finally the weather is beautiful again. Not that winter isn’t beautiful… it is, I just prefer spring, especially for taking pictures outside.

So, we’ve moved since the last time I posted something, and with the new area comes new surroundings. I’ll post some pictures of our new life, in our new backyard. It’s been so much fun exploring the yard, and watching what naturally blooms here.

What a nice surprise when the tulips started coming up!

April 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm 1 comment


I never saw the beauty in dandelions until I had my two-year-old show me the light.


They really are quite intricate when you take a good look at them.

Straight-on shot

Straight-on shot

"Pretty yellow"

"Pretty yellow"

October 14, 2009 at 1:36 am Leave a comment



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