Sunday, June 25, 2017

Flowers and Photo Fun

June is fast coming to an end.I am counting down the days to the end of school.Friday will be the last day for this school year. I look forward to two months of not watching the clock so carefully.

Today I have a few flowers from on my yard to share with you.
The Peonies are such a gorgeous flower.I love the full flowers and the deep colors.


I am trying a new plant this year.Not new in general, but new to me. This is a Mandevilla. I think it may be some sort of hybrids it does not vine very much at all, which I thought others did. Nevertheless the flowers are quite striking.


Now for some special shots, maybe not because of what it is, but because these were taken by granddaughter,Kai. This first one is the Mock Orange at the height of it's flowering.


She has a creative eye and got a couple of interesting pictures of the evergreens.

Attention to detail will be a good thing to hold on to. These are focused and the lighting is good.


Closing Thought:
A flower doesn’t think of competing with the flower next to it. 
It just blooms. 

24 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

What lovely flowers you have. :) I especially enjoy the peonies.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Beautiful flowers to be shown, thanks so much for sharing Ruth.

Ginny Hartzler said...

We have Mandevillas around here. They are huge, pink, and beautiful! They are kind of like a vine. My spell checker is having a fit, and wants me to type vaudevillian. Is the first one a Peony? So lush and pretty. Kai does have a very good eye!

Fit the Piece said...

Love the peonies! My mother always grew then with great success. I don't have any as they need a lot of room & I don't have the space for them. The Mandevillas are such colourful flowers too.

LV said...

I have one peony plant. It is white and so very pretty when in bloom. One of my friends had one of the Mandevillas and it was one of the prettiest plants I have seen. I enjoy flowers so much.

Felicia said...

wow you are just closing school. seems awfully late. your grand daughter is doing well with her camera.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The peony and the mandevilla are both beautiful. And Kai does have a good eye for an artistic image. Well done, both of you.

Debbie said...

your peonies are really gorgeous - the perfect shade of pink. i have grown mandevilla in pots, they always climbed and they always did well!!

awesome closing thought today - i have a few friends that would benefit from reading that!!!

Sandra said...

Kai has inherited her grandparents photographer genes for sure. so pretty and that Mandevilla is beautiful. I once bought one and planted here and it died. even bob's green thumb did not save it. hope yours grows well

Bonnie said...

Beautiful blooms. I think that Kai has her grandmother's eye for the special. I have huge peony bloom in my garden, so heavy that they are leaning over. Blessings Ruth.

George said...

Your photos -- and Kai's -- are beautiful. Kai definitely has a lot of talent.

Deborah said...

Beautiful photos! I love peonies. My parents had some beauties.

Rose L said...

Lovely photos. I have had so much blooming and growth in my garden as well. I adore peonies and their color.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gorgeous photos.... Love the Mandevilla. Never heard of it --or seen it... Just beautiful!!!!!

Love the EVERGREENS also.... I'm just on a 'green-binge' this year!!!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Diane said...

This summer is flying. Pretty pictures, Ruth.

happyone said...

Beautiful blooms.
School get out late in the month in your area. The last day here was a couple of weeks ago.

Unknown said...

Ruth, beautiful images! Our Peonies are doing well this year too! Such beautiful flowers! Good Job, Kai!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Those flowers are beautiful. I have not heard of the striking one but it was so pretty. She has your talent, they have such cool ideas like the evergreen!

Rose said...

I like your closing thoughts...and I love your peony. Love that color...Kai is talented. Looking at the evergreen shots gives me ideas for free motion quilting.

Rose said...

If school is just now ending, when does it start? September?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful flowers and evergreen Ruth. Enjoy summer with your granddaughter!

E. said...

did i tell you about my turkey sighting ... of course i didn't have a camera ... she was hanging out in our front yard ... just looking for yummy food. so fun! love your blooms. love the pink vibrant colors. ( ;

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love peonies and I love their scent! This pink is so pretty. Kai is a good photographer, too!

Christine said...

Well photographed by both of you!