Sunday, November 13, 2011

Focus on Flowers

Looking out the window,all I see is drab brown,so to brighten things up I have gone back to some summer images.

I know that I have many pictures which have never been posted,here are just a few of them.

These Hollyhocks were blooming right outside my door.They are an old fashioned flower,but I really like them.For me they evoke memories of my childhood.We always had a patch of Hollyhocks in the garden and I enjoyed walking through them,feeling small among these tall plants.


I slipped over to my neighbours yard one day and took this picture.
Some of these Lilies came from my garden.
This natural bouquet is beside their deck and dresses up the area beautifully.


Of course,I have to include at least one picture of Daisies.I love them and their simple beauty.By now it is a challenge to see how I can photograph them in a new and different way than before.I am already looking forward to next summer and more Daisies.


I have many varieties of Lilies on my yard. Unfortunately I am not organized enough to remember all their names,but I can appreciate the beauty.

This is one of the more unique ones.I am still undecided as to whether or not I really like it,but it is different. Each petal is all blotchy,and as the flower fades it turns a light pink,but still with the spots on it.


Thought for today:
When Christ is the centre of your interests,life will be in focus.

35 comments:

  1. Ruth, these are such beautiful flowers! Sunday blessings to you!

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  2. these are beautiful. hollyhocks are from my childhood too - some grew around the light pole in our farmyard... thanks for the memory.

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  3. These are so beautiful - sure brightened up my morning! I really like your "Thought For Today" as well.

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  4. The last photo of the spotted lily is a beauty! It's definitely my favorite. Have a blessed Sunday Ruth!

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  5. It's nice to see these beautiful, spring-like flowers as we head into fall and even winter. We have a smattering of snow on our lawn this morning. Have a blessed sabbath.

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  6. Your bright and glorious flowers brighten up the world Ruth. I love hollyhocks too, and your peach colored and blotchy lilies are so pretty. Mother loves daisies, whenever I see one of your daisy pictures I think of her. Have a blessed day, Diane

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  7. Love your summer flowers, Ruth. Our yard looks pretty drab also ---even though we have some Pansies planted to give us a little color...

    I love Lilies ---and the Hollyhock is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. These are exquisite, Ruth. Warmth radiates from them.

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  9. Hi Ruth,

    these lovely flowers. Pretty sharp and the colors are very warm about it. The lily, hollyhock and Daisy have you on a wonderful way down.

    Greetings from Holland by Helma

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  10. I love hollyhocks too.. and for precisely the same reason. Your images are so warm and beautiful, Ruth. Thank you for this walk through summer on this November day.

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  11. I know what you mean about the splotchy lily - as my daughter would say, "It can't decide what color it wants to be.' Love the hollyhocks. At one of our houses I had a row along the back fence - all kinds and even doubles. Good memories! Miss them even! Thanks for sharing these bouquets of gorgeous color to brighten my overcast day! LOVE the thought too! Amen to that!

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  12. I have never seen a lily like that, and I see even Betsy doesn't know what it is. Hollyhocks ARE old fashioned plants, and I don't know why. We had a few of them that we dug up from by the railroad tracks. And they got tiny gold bugs on them. And I mean these bugs were gold! They shimmered! And they had long noses like an elephants trunk. They never got on any other plants, only the hollyhocks! I've always wondered what they were.

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  13. What wonderful images of flowers. We will be home where it is all brown and overcast soon, too. Isn't photography wonderful to keep our memories fresh of warmer times. :) Lovely images.

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  14. Ruth, lovely shots! We were having a colourful Fall until the wind pretty well blew everything away the other day! I already miss summers colour! Thanks for sharing your flowers!

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  15. These are all so beautiful, Ruth. The lighting was perfect on your neighbor's "boquet." And I loved that first lily.

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  16. Ruth, Beautiful flowers beautifully photographed! Truly, a spectcular job of lighting, bokeh, and sharp,clear images of the flowers--excellent! Have a lovely week. Mickie

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  17. The hollyhocks' color is gorgeous! I recently found your blog and am enjoying your beautiful photos!

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  18. love those purple hollyhocks, sprinkled with pollen, gorgeous!!

    it's so nice to see some summer color today!!

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  19. Stunning picture of the daisies. They are also my favourite, with their smiling sunny faces. Hope you enjoy your week:)

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  20. Such a pretty variety of flowers. I do not like snow, but here it is nearly December, and the temperature today was 82. Unreal!

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  21. Magnificent...Both your thought for the day and your flowers. Hollyhocks remind me of the farm where I grew up. Sadly, they won't grow in the woods where I live now.

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  22. A beautiful idea to 'spruce up' the day with these gorgeous colours ! The hollyhocks also reminded me of my childhood, growing up in the country - they were always around although no one ever planted them.

    Have a wonderful and peace-full week Ruth.

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  23. You have a way with flower photos. These are all gorgeous!

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  24. Ruth - already the early darkness is taking a toll on me. We still have bits of color here and there - and I find myself clinging to the yellows and rusts - as I know they will soon be gone and all that will be left is the grey and brown drabness of winter. Love the colors and beauty captured in your photos.

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  25. Beautiful shots of the flowers. Sure beats the drabbies. Have a sun filled week.

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  26. Hollyhocks also bring back childhood memories for me. I very rarely see them here in California and miss them. I also miss lilacs! Enjoyed your touch of summer!

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  27. It's funny you say that because any time I see them I also have memories of my childhood.

    Just read your previous blog also... Jake is still having a grand old time I'm sure.

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  28. Thanks for sharing these beautiful flowers with us. I also like lilies very much, but have never seen a lily like the 'blotchy' one you pictured. The bouquet in your neighbor's yard is gorgeous.

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  29. Lovely colors and flowers - I'm sitting here almost shivering as the hail hits the window!

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  30. I think I would love that last flower in my garden...it looks so tropical!

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  31. lovely... especially love the happy daisies. good to look at these on grey and dreary days.
    thanks for sharing!

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  32. Beautiful flowers, Ruth. The photographs bring back a lot of memories as my mother used to always have the hollyhocks and lilies along with a lot of other species, but they were the ones that stood out the most to me.

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  33. Your flowers are so gorgeious, Ruth. I don't think I've ever seen a purple hollyhock before.

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