Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sunday Afternoon with Flowers . . . More Springtime Blossoms, New Color Array

Okay, I couldn’t resist. Here’s what I spotted at a flower stand that runs alongside the Market Hall in Rockridge, a Oakland, CA neighborhood. Is this a fabulous color palette or what? This particular tiny flower shop excels with its flowery vignettes.

Flower Walk

Now tell me, who could possibly walk by without stopping? A feast for the eyes!

Flower Walk 3

Peach and tangerine with accents of multi-toned green.

Flower Walk 4

Focus:  the Gerbera.

Flower Walk 5

Even closer, just the merest touch of pink on this gerber daisy.

Flower Walk 6

Now this is a treat:  a blossoming stem of a variety of magnolia–a distant cousin.  I’ve never seen this flower before.

Flower Walk 2

Parting shot with narcissus. Hope you liked it!

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Other People’s Flowers: A Springtime Photo Essay

It’s been a while since I’ve added to my posts and I thought I’d give you a visual essay today just because it’s a beautiful day and I want to share it with you.

News sources are replete with stories about our drought issue here in California. It’s indeed challenging and requires long-term solutions, but when we do get rainfall as we did yesterday, it’s so easy to forget how much water we need when we are gifted with a shower of water.

There’s no late afternoon adventure I love more than chasing flower photo ops in my neighbors’ yards after the clouds have lifted and the raindrops catch the light of a brightening sky. Just before sunset is the perfect moment.

Other People's Flowers

Droplets gather on an unfurling petal of a rosebud. We need to catch and save every drop!

Other People's Flowers

Love, love, love the many wonderful colors found in roses.

Other People's Flowers

My favorite neighborhood rose bush–if only my neighbor knew how many of my floral photos include her exquisite blossoms.  Don’t you just love the first blooms of the season?

Other People's Flowers

It’s difficult to mess up a straightforward rose portrait, I think the challenge is finding a new perspective on a blooming flower.

Other People's Flowers

This is actually from my yard: raindrops on a Purple Smoke Bush. The leaves looked like they were bedecked with crystals.

Other People's Flowers

May the sun shine on you today!

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