Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flowers To Brighten Your Day

July is about done and August is upon us.Can it really be? This summer is moving along so fast.


The flowers I am sharing today are all taken on my yard.I was careful to take them in such a way that you couldn't see the weeds which need to be pulled. LOL


An overnight shower gave me the chance to capture raindrops on the petals.


I don't have very many lilies,but have saved a few that I really liked. This soft pink is so pretty.


I have always enjoyed the colours of this particular lily.Unfortunately,I do not have names for each of them,but I can still enjoy them.


This pretty flower does not behave really well. It all started with a few plants in our garden many years ago and now both my yard and the neighbour's have far too many of these plants.They grow by underground tubers and therefore are very difficult to get rid of.
Lest someone thinks we shouldn't get rid of these,let me assure you that they take over and choke out all other flowers.


I have finally started growing some Zinnias.An old square wash tub sits beside the deck and it is the perfect spot for a colourful collection of Zinnias.

Flatter me,and I may not believe you.
Criticize me,and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me,and I may not forget you.
William Arthur

33 comments:

  1. all beautiful photos - even the 'bad' plant. :)

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  2. I seriously doubt that there are many weeds that need to be pulled. But your flowers are beautiful. I like the raindrops you captured.

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  3. A wash bucket full of zinnias sounds fabulous! Love those water droplets!

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  4. Your zinnia is gorgeous! The plant that is taking over... I think it is Spanish Bluebells or Scilla. We have them around here and I did a post on them once..

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  5. oh how sweet are the raindrops on these flowers.... such a cleansing and I'm always reminded of the cleansing that God offers us! We only need to be willing. Beautiful photos Ruth and such a True quote...

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  6. Fantastic series!






    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  7. They all look so bright and colorful.

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  8. I love the daisies best, but all are beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful macro perspectives. I love the first and last the best. We have some of those purple/blue bell-shaped flowers. Hmmm.

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  10. Love the header and your new blog look... I need to think about adding some pages to mine sometime.

    Love your flowers --especially with water drops on them. That pale pink lily is gorgeous...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. it is always amazing to see how much rain brings out the beauty of already beautiful flowers.. i like that pretty flower that is agressive. we have two types of ferns and a passion plant and 3 different weeds that all do the same thing. if we moved away for one year the house wold be gone from sight by plants...

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  12. These are breathtakingly beautiful images.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  13. Spectacular.
    I love them all, but especially the water residue on the soft petals from the night rains.

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  14. These are Gorgeous! and they certainly brightened my day. August has started rainy here.

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  15. Beautiful photos dear Ruth. I also take 'selective' pictures so that weeds, etc. don't show. :-)

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  16. Darn those weeds Ruth, but they did not get in the way!! The garden and blooms are especially colorful and beautiful.....I LOVED today's quote, another one for my book!!

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  17. Your zinnia reminded me of flowers from the farm where I grew up. They are so colorful and joyful to look at. I just don't seem to have enough sun where I live for them to thrive. However, maybe it is time I tried them once again in a pot on my kitchen porch--maybe next year.

    I also think your little "take over" flower is very delicate and beautiful.

    Have a great weekend!

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  18. When I went to bed last night it was thundering with lightning. If it rained, I am unaware! The cats were startled by the lightning. Your flowers are lovely. I always love raindrops on flowers and leaves.

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  19. Ruth, gorgeous images! I'm a little remiss this year. Not up to date on my garden shots. Have a large number of our trip shots that I'm still going through.

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  20. I love zinnias...such a pop of color!

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  21. Your flowers are beautiful, Ruth. I love the zinnias. And I, too, do not like the little purple bells. They're a bane to the garden. Diane

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  22. And I LOVE your new header.

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  23. Your comment about the weeds made me laugh! I do the same thing, but I'm not always successful when I'm in the zinnias trying to get a decent shot. I love your images, Ruth, they are beautiful as always!

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  24. Ah yes, there's so much beauty to be found so close to home - especially nice shots with those raindrops. Although I have lots of flower photos I can't help but go out and make a few more in the yard every season. We too have those fast-spreading flowers - we have blue ones and white ones (we used to find them in the wild when we lived in Alberta).

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  25. All of these are stunning images...love the water droplets :)

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  26. I know what you mean about the weeds! Ugh, my garden needs some attention. Badly. Beautiful blooms and pictures. Zinnias are my fave, though!

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  27. Hi Ruth, Woooo … I sure like that quote by William Arthur. I guess that kind of summarizes the way I feel about comments on my blog :-) I think that may be why I appreciate your comments so much as you are always encouraging. Your flower pictures here are beautiful. My favorite this time is the lily with the yellow-pinkish color. And I agree with you about not needing the names to enjoy them. That is a shame about the little light blue flowers that take over … it has such a pretty bloom. Best wishes for a good week ahead. John

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  28. WOW! All of these blossoms are lovely!

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  29. Hi Ruth. I'm back from the Nat'l Bison Range, and popping in for my one day of blogging this week. Your flower photos are fabulous! (as always).

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  30. Hi again Ruth....just wanted to visit you again and send along my thanks for stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' over the weekend and leaving such a wonderful comment.

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  31. Sure wish we could share in some of that moisture, Ruth. It does make for more interesting photos.

    The lilies too are in full bloom here, but the heat is taking its toll on most of our garden.

    Hope all is well.

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  32. i need to do this - i have always been amazed by folks & their water droplet photos ... but i never have rain here. i guess i could make my own. but then i need some flowers.

    gorgeous views!! ( :

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  33. Zinnias - my old-fashioned favorite. They just won't how for me at high altitude. I love their bright faces both outside and in a bouquet. Ruth, I'm going to E-mail you some questions about your mirrorless, if you don't mind. We had our grandson, and I was too busy to think of anything else. Now, I'm back to researching them.

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