Monday, October 3, 2011

Flowers

Seeing as the flowers are all but faded and gone from my area,today I am thankful for memories and photographs.

All of these were taken in the English Gardens.
Dahlias are spectacular,and come in so many variations.

The Foxglove is a flower I have not been able to grow successfully,so I am thankful I can enjoy them in other gardens.

I have never tried to grow Lantana,but it may be on my list to try for next summer.
THis was a favourite of the Hummingbirds and the Clear-winged Moth.

We live in such a beautiful world and so often see only the things that are wrong.
I want to try to look for what is good and lovely.

34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

and you've shared some lovelies with us. :)

S. Etole said...

These are beautiful, Ruth. You share such loveliness with us.

warriormom said...

Just beautiful! I've never been successful with foxglove either.

Anonymous said...

nice shots.
i really like the one of the dahlia :-)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, they're beautiful. Love the intense colors.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ruth, all of them.... I love that Foxglove... Awesome!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

These are such wonderful specimens! Your photos of them are fantastic! I think they make the heart medicine digitalis from the foxglove, if I recall correctly. Not only beautiful but useful! God is so good!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh my, Ruth. Such beautiful flowers, beautifully photographed. And a good reminder to look for the beauty in the world.

Elaine said...

Fantastic photos! All the wrong things are in our face all the time, but it doesn't take much effort to see the good and lovely. It's all around us.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yes, Ruth, life does have loveliness to sell, as the poem goes. And your blog is always full of it. I love these flowers, I have nvere been able to grow foxgloves, either.

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous - but the Foxglove is my favorite!

Diane said...

Yes, to look for the good and lovely. And these are, I think that lantana is gorgeous colors. Your shots are all excellent. Diane

Sandra said...

these should be framed and hanging on your walls. wow. love that Dahlia. foxglove i have not seen, it is beautiful. like the edits.

forgetmenot said...

Ruth, Gorgeous flowers!!!! What a wonderful philosophy you have of looking for the good and the beauty. It would be a much nicer world if everyone would do that. Have a lovely Tuesday. Mickie :)

Kerri Farley said...

Oh, I LOVE your thought for today! I want to do the same!!
Beautiful captures Ruth!

Sharon M said...

Beautiful photos. The foxglove is stunning.

reba said...

Great shots!! I tried Dahalia this year...but no luck with it. I have never tried the foxglove, but the are so pretty. I have lantana. So lovely.

Dorothy said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!! The Lantana is one of the easiest flowers to grow! They like lots of sun and tolerate our long hot summers very well here in MS. To special soil or care is needed:)

Judy Royal Glenn said...

The purple flowers look like they have freckles:)

Mary said...

Love that first shot! I went to a dahlia garden once and could not believe all the variety. Such gorgeous flowers. Love those foxglove. I didn't have much luck with them either. And I love lantana.

Angad Achappa said...

Love the images.. :) I think we once grew foxgloves in our garden.. good to see its image... :)

Anita Johnson said...

Lantana is one of my favorites. I have a plant that is about 4 years old. I bring it into my sun room during the winter. I have had good luck with them in pots and directly planted in the garden!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Beautiful photos and such vibrant color. I loved Lantana and it was easy to grow but the Carpeter Bees love it too. The will make their nest in your wood close to the food source so you need to be careful. My porch now has holes where the female has made home to her eggs. I would plant it far away from the house if you do decide.

Betty Manousos said...

what a treat!

fantastic shots! lovely vibrant colours!

hope you have a great day!

George said...

I'm glad you have your memories and pictures of these glorious blossoms. The photo of the dahlia is fantastic. I love the color and the rain drops.

Karen said...

You must try your hand with lantana. Can't kill it! Only thing needs full sun. Your captures are beautiful. Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Shug said...

Amen Ruth..this is what we are suppose to do...Look for the good in everything..
Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. I love the drops of water on the flower...Very Special!
Hugs dear friend..
Shug

jeanlivingsimple said...

Ruth, Lantana is very easy to grow. Hummingbirds like it also.
Very lovely flowers!

S. Etole said...

I noticed you have a new profile photo ... it's beautiful!

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL SHOTS! I love all the beautiful colors.

Pat said...

These are gorgeous photos! I love the close-ups, especially of the lantana.

Willard said...

Beautiful photographs, Ruth. Your blog always reminds me how many wonderful things there are in life to offset the bad!

Christina said...

Such beautiful, vibrant blooms.....just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)

Hilary said...

Just beautiful, luscious photos, Ruth. Such lovely flowers.