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April 11, 2012
20. Lovely grape hyacinth
I love grape hyacinths and I have lovely memories of them growing in my yard as I was growing up. They used to sprout in dozens under our Rose of Sharon tree. It was a lovely sight to see. So when I saw this little grouping of grape hyacinths blooming at the base of the Freedom Tree at the Veterans park, I just had to take a picture. It was a wonderful to see them and remember a good memory from my teenage years.
Photograph: A group of grape hyacinths at the base of the Freedom Tree at the Veterans Park. Taken March 30, 2012. 13 months ago
April 10, 2012
19. An Easter Lily
When I was at the Cowboy’s house, I saw a lovely Easter Lily in the kitchen. He told me that his dad got that for his mother. How lovely! It was so beautiful that I had to take a picture of it. He laughed, as I am always taking pictures of flowers (even before this goal) and of other things.
It was lovely to see something so beautiful sitting in the kitchen. It was lovely to drink my tea and gaze upon its beauty.
Photograph: An Easter Lily in the Cowboy’s kitchen. Taken April 7, 2012. 13 months ago
April 9, 2012
18. A flowering Snake plant
The Cowboy and I were in Walmart in the late evening in Monroe, Michigan on April 6, 2012. Of course, the both of us being plant lovers, we couldn’t leave the store without checking out the plants. I was surprised to see a small Snake plant (only $3.00) was blooming! I couldn’t believe it. I had never seen one before. I showed the Cowboy. He was was surprised, but then he had never heard nor seen the plant before until I showed him. It is also called the Mother-in-Law’s tongue. It grows really well in low light such as shaded corners in apartments.
If I would have had the extra money, I would have bought it. It was lovely to see.
Photograph: A flowering Snake plant in Walmart in Monroe, Michigan. Taken April 6, 2012. 13 months ago
April 5, 2012
17. A huge purple Hyacinth
I captured this huge purple hyacinth in the Marion County Clerk of Courts. It smelled wonderful, as I was waiting to file a document for the office. It was lovely.
Photograph: In the Marion County Clerk of Courts, Taken April 5, 2012 13 months ago
April 4, 2012
16. A lovely purple violet
This lovely single violet was growing beside the sidewalk at the Marion Veteran’s Park. I saw it when I was exploring the park. I could not pass up such a single beauty where it was. I really love violets. They remind me of little mini Johnny Jump Ups.
Photograph: A single violet found at the Marion Veteran’s Park. Taken March 30, 2012. 13 months ago
April 3, 2012
15. A lovely white Amaryllis and a fake one at that!
I couldn’t help myself when I saw this beautiful flower. So perfect and so white. It looked so lovely, even though it was fake! Ha ha ha! I never said that I would take photographs of only live flowers, but that I would Photograph 43 flowers.
Anyway, this beautiful fake Amaryllis was in my Post Office Sub-station where I have my P.O. Box. I thought if it was pretty enough to catch my eye, the it was pretty enough to be added to my chosen 43 flowers.
Photograph: A white “fake” Amaryllis at the Post Office Sub-station. Taken March 26, 2012 13 months ago
March 2, 2012
14. A happy face in a memorial park
When I was enjoying my city’s Veteran’s Park, I saw this beautiful little smiling face at the Persian Gulf War Memorial. It seem to be so cheery in such a somber place. It made me smile a little. I love pansies, and this one bloomed so early on its own, so early in Spring.
Photograph: The little smiling face of a bi-colored pansy at the Marion Veteran’s Park. Taken March 30, 2012 13 months ago
March 30, 2012
13. Lovely red tulip ready to bloom
I saw this beautiful tulip that is just about ready to bloom. It was bud was tight and elegant almost like a rose bud, that I couldn’t pass it up without taking a picture of it. I was surprised with all the other flowers blooming that it hadn’t opened up yet. I know the next time I pass it, when I run my errands downtown, that it will have opened up and wilted, as I know they bloom quick and fade.
I am glad I was able to catch this one’s elegance before it opened up. Bold red like lipstick.
Photograph: A bold red tulip down town in front of the book shop, Books on Center. Taken March 27, 2012 13 months ago
March 29, 2012
12. Pretty little tree blossoms
I saw these little cute tree blossoms on the trees in front of City Hall that houses the Marion Municipal Court. I was doing my errands when I took this picture and it was just starting to sprinkle out. The buds looks so inviting to beautiful like flowers. I did find one that had bloomed, but it was almost out of my reach to take a very good picture of it.
Photograph: Little tree blossom in a tree in front of City Hall. Taken March 23, 2012 13 months ago
March 28, 2012
11. A rouge Tulip blooms
When I was coming back from lunch, I saw a couple tulips blooming on a pile of dirt that a construction site had piled up. A couple of tulip bulbs must have scooped up with the bulldozer when it made the pile. The pile has been there for a while, as the dirt has sprouted grass, as well as two tulips. I thought it would be lovely to get a picture of these survivors.
So after work, I went in parked in the Marion Tower’s parking lot, where the construction work was being done. I walked to the huge dirt pile and saw two lovely red tulips in full bloom. The one that I liked the most was one with a full open bloom. The wind was blowing slightly as it seemed as the flower was turning its head toward me to get my attention. It was quite lovely.
Photograph: A red wind blown tulip that sprouted on top of a dirt pile at a construction site. Taken March 28, 2012. 14 months ago
March 27, 2012
10. Nothing bolder then a dandy lion
It is lovely?, No, no! Not the daffodils, but the dandelion beside them!
Now, I never said what type of flowers I would photograph, so any type of flower will do. I couldn’t help but take a picture of this bold dandelion blooming so close to a patch of daffodils. I was it was marvelous, because it takes all kinds of beauty to make the world go around. So what, that many people think dandelions are weeds. If they only new that in colonial times, they were used quite a bit in salads and for teas.
You might think a dandelion is a weed, because it grows everywhere and is not as pretty as a daffodil, but remember. You might not look so hot, standing next to a model either. If you focus on looks, that is what you will see. If you look what is inside and what the potential is, then you might see a true beauty.
That goes for not only the dandelion but for those people around us.
Photograph: A bold yellow dandelion next to some yellow daffodils. Taken March 22, 2012. 14 months ago
March 26, 2012
9. Sweet Fragrant little white flowers
I saw these beautiful little white flowers yesterday when I was out doing my errands. They were blooming on a low bush. I bend down to take a photograph of them, when I realized they were so very fragrant. It was a lovely sweet smell. I loved the smell so much, I asked a couple people that knew the bush (as it was outside the Post Office Substation) what kind of bush it was. My friend, who works at the Substation, agreed that the little flowers smelled wonderful, but she didn’t know that name of the bush either.
What a shame, since the flowers and the fragrance was so beautiful.
Photograph: sweet fragrant little white flowers blooming on a bush outside the Post Office Substation. Taken March 26, 2012 14 months ago
I love that this one hasn’t bloomed yet. Can’t wait to see it open up. 14 months ago
March 25, 2012.
8. My lovely daffodil
One of my daffodils finally bloomed. It was so beautiful! I forgot what a lovely trumpet it had. It is a joy of a gardener to see the full bloom of a flower, that she nurtured and watched as it grew to its full potential. I have loved daffodils since I was a teenager. My mother always ordered and planted daffodils in the yard for me, and for my brother she purchased and planted Irises.
Photograph: My daffodil bloom. Taken March 25, 2012. 14 months ago
March 24, 2012
I love Pansies, Johnny Jump Ups and violets. I have a couple Johnny Jump Ups that sprouted from seed from a set of flowers that I had last year. I am just elated that so many of them are blooming right now so early in March. They are my favorite because I love their little faces.
Photograph: My blooming Johnny Jump Ups. Taken March 23, 2012. 14 months ago
March 23, 2012
On Thursday, March 22, 2012, when I was on my way home, I saw two trees that were blossoming. One of the was a magnolia tree and the other tree, I don’t know the name of. All I did notice was that it had lovely purple/pink blossoms on it. It kind of reminded me of the Rose of Sharon tree in the color of the blooms.
I hope I captured the delicacy of the blooms.
Photograph: Purple/Pink tree blossom. Taken March 22, 2012. 14 months ago
March 23, 2012
These lovely Magnolia blooms are taken outside a doctor’s office on North Main Street. It was a spectacular sight, that I had to pull in the drive way and take a photograph. I took an above view, but it it didn’t do the justice to the coloring, so I took a photograph from underneath, which show the lovely pale colors that I was trying to capture. So of course, I am posting the shot from underneath, because I do not know how to attached two photographs to my entry. I know it can be done, because I have seen how others have done it, but I haven’t not learned yet. Maybe I will soon.
Photograph: Underneath shot of some beautiful magnolia blooms. Taken March 22, 2012 14 months ago
March 22, 2012
4. A beautiful purple star flower
I found this lovely star-like flower blooming under the daffodils at the Harding Memorial, when I was there with my friend. I don’t know what these delicate flowers are called, but they are beautiful.
Photograph: Taken at the Warren G. Harding Memorial on March 21, 2012. 14 months ago
March 21, 2012
3. My green/pink hyacinth
This is a lovely picture of my oddly multi colored hyacinth. The trumpets flowers on it are fully pink so it gives off an odd green and pink flare to which should be a complete pink hyacinth. I rather like it like this. This plant is one of the plants that I bought last year from Menards, when the potted hyacinths were marked down to only .98 cents along with the tulips and daffodils. I bought 10 different ones, as I knew they were bulbs and would grow back next year, if buried in the ground. I planted the bulbs that I had last fall in my yard, so this is the first year to have hyacinths blooming in my yard!
Photograph: Taken March 20, 2012. 14 months ago
March 20, 2012
Most of the trees lining the main street downtown are Ornamental Pear Trees. The first one is in front of the Marion County Courthouse. They buds are full and most of them are ready to one. I was lucky today to find a couple that were open. They are always a beautiful sight in Spring. It is even lovelier that they are so ready this early in March.
Photograph: A ornamental pear tree blossom that is in front of the Marion County Courthouse. Taken March 20, 2012. 14 months ago
March 19, 2012
I found a couple of my favorite flowers blooming downtown, as I was walking to Municipal Court to do my errands. I love Daffodils! They are so joyful. I can’t wait for the ones in my own yard to bloom. I have been watching them like a hawk. LOL
The Photograph was taken downtown Marion, just before City Hall. Taken March 19, 2012. 14 months ago