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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Flowers and more flowers!

I have some photos from garden flowers
flowers in the woods
for you!!

this first photo
is a thimbleberry bush where the flowers have gone now and the very raw (not ripe yet) thimbleberrries are forming:

Here is what the blossom looked like before the berries form:

A close up of my Iris in my garden...I loved this variety..I call in my "rusty Iris".
I have no idea of its formal name:

Another shot of one:

The whole flower:

These musk mallows grow all over here in the woods and beside the highway.
We took some white ones and some pink ones and transplanted them into my garden.
They do well there and are a great "filler" when the others are between blooming:

A bee on some blossoms in the woods:

My "almost white" Iris in my garden.
(They are all gone now, sigh):

You can be sure I will have all of these
on my screensaver
when the howling snow
comes outside
my window
in just a few months!!!
(I have to keep my sanity SOMEHOW then, right?)


Brian Miller said...

very nice. i like the txtures on that rusty iris...very beautiful...

Eva Gallant said...

I love the rusty iris! I had never seen one that color!

Arti said...

The pic of the bee on the bunch of flowers was very special...What beauty.. they will surely make one lovely screensaver! You have a lovely blog here.. Am following you and will come here often to check out such amazing pics.. All the best..

Linda Reeder said...

Love the texture of the bee on composite flower photo. All are wonderful and make me want to start the flowering season over. It is all too fleeting.

L. D. Burgus said...

Iris photos are always my favorite. Great shots as always. I have my sunset photo already. One with porta potties in front of it and one without.

Pat Tillett said...

very nice! That "orangy" color is amazing!

RNSANE said...

All spectacular shots but your "rusty" iris is so lovely. I do bet these photos will be much appreciated in the storms of winter!!!

The Retired One said...

Brian: I love that flower too...but in reality, I haven't met a flower I don't like. ha

Eva: I hadn't either before getting that one!

Arti: SO glad you found my blog..I am always happy to welcome new people...I hope you became a Follower..I will check to see if you have a blog today and stop by too!

Linda: It sure is fleeting...especially up here so far north! Did you see I revised the July photo entry post and included yours? Thanks for being so gracious in accepting my apology.

L.D. Oh how funny...the one with the porta potties could have been used for the ACTION/MOTION theme too. hahaaa

Pat: I know! I had never seen one like that before I got that one, either.

RNSane: That is for SURE!

faye said...

Beautiful flowers and your capture of them.
Such cool crisp images... thanks for sharing.

SquirrelQueen said...

The orange and white iris is gorgeous, love those colors. Maybe Betsy will know the formal name. Our flowery screen savers will make the winter months a little easier, maybe.

Jientje said...

When thye snow comes YOU will makes us all green with envy with all the beautiful photo's you took of it! That orange Ivy looks stunning, I love every detail of it. I've never heard of thimbleberries vbefore. I'm very curious to see what it looks like?

Ann said...

That Iris is unbelievable!!

The Retired One said...

Faye: Thanks so much!

SquirrelQueen: yes, I will be bemoaning the loss of summer as I watch the images on my screensaver this winter, I am sure. ha

Jientje: I will try and get out and take a picture of a ripe one for you!

Ann: thanks so much.

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