Saturday, September 20, 2014

FLOWERS EVERYWHERE

I have been enjoying the red Geraniums sitting on my deck.It seems that the flowers I have right close to the door are the ones I notice most.
Not only are the small flowers pretty,but the little buds show so much detail.


Call me strange,but i take delight in seeing all those tiny details and so I have to share them.


The next three pictures were taken at The English Gardens.
I think this is a flower in the same family as the Purple Coneflower.Its unique shape caught my attention.


The White Coneflower is pretty as well,although not as bright as many other flowers.


Dahlias of all colours and sizes are seen at the Gardens.All are beautiful to me.


A quote from Charles Swindoll
Not many really creative people - in the the process of creating - keep everything neat,picked up and in its place.


There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under heaven….
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them.
Ecclesiates 3:1+5

22 comments:

Karin said...

Now if only I liked the scent of geraniums! They are so pretty though and around here are lasting quite long! We have a beautiful pot of Martha Washington that the residents want to bring inside and winter over! Lovely photos Ruth!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh, I love the Dahlia the best! The red cone flowers (?) always look so wilted, but they are not, they only look that way. I have never seen geraniums this way, all the little hairs, and the circling rosette clump of all the tiny buds...

Elaine said...

Just gorgeous, Ruth! I love your golf course too--quite a beauty.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I don't think you're so strange. I also love the close-up details and it's the reason we bought the camera I use.

Thank you for sharing all the beauty you see in your world.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Sandra said...

to me the details of those buds are more amazing that the open flower.. i love those buds and that red flower looks like a carnation with a skirt on.. these are all really beautiful shots.

Terri said...

Pretty flowers..I love the geraniums. My mom always keeps those in her front garden in a black kettle. The red is striking. Have a great day!

Hootin' Anni said...

I would love to have geraniums nearby like you. I enjoy their scent. But alas, too hot here.

Beautiful Ruth.

E. said...

for some reason i noticed today that you are a school bus driver. what a fun job i bet. stressful at times. i know i would be so nervous too. i bet you get to be such a roll model to so many kids. enjoy!!

love all the blooms. cone flowers are always a fan of mine. so pretty. happy. ( :

Mersad said...

I love the various details as well. Lovely shots. The vibrant colors are really delightful.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

TexWisGirl said...

they're beautiful. i love your geraniums. :)

Diane said...

I like both of these quotes. Your flowers are beautiful, too. Diane

Debbie said...

the little details, those little "hairs"...the beauty that most others don't see!! these are really beautiful ruth!!

ps....when i posted the duck picture on my blog, i knew you would love the water!!!

Rose L said...

You would love the gardens here. The Dahlia gardens open for tourists every year during peak season. They also sell lots of build. There are hundreds of varieties there. The Iris gardens also open for public during peak season and it is wondrous.
We have 2 rose gardens here! Oregon is filled with amazing gardens!

Unknown said...

Ruth, what wonderful images! Your Geraniums are gorgeous! I with you, love getting into the fine details!

Hilary said...

Well you're not along in loving those details. It's what make photography so exciting to me.. seeing things through different eyes. Beautiful photos as always. I love the brilliant flowers right outside your door. And the little tag-along insect in the dahlia.

happyone said...

Oh I love the red flower that is in the cone family. It is beautiful.
I have lots of pink cone flowers in my yard but they are all dying now. the goldfinches love the seeds.

Mary said...

I love that first shot! Would not even have recognized it as a geranium. Very pretty at that stage. That shaggy flower is certainly unusually.

Barb said...

Great details in your photos, Ruth. I'm a fan of the white coneflower. (Still learning the buttons on the camera!)

EG CameraGirl said...

What a treat for you to pass these lovely blossoms all the time!

Debby Ray said...

Hi Ruth...just getting caught up on my blog reading...and there is absolutely NOTHING strange about getting caught up in those details...if you are strange, then I guess I am too because it one of my favorite things to do....get as close as I can to capture what isn't normally seen with the naked eye. Lovely, lovely shots!!

Montanagirl said...

Lovely photos of some beautiful blooms!!

Our photos said...

Very nice photos!
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