Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Floral Arrangement

I have flowers to share...

globeflower2
For openers, a view of a globeflower in my neighbour's garden.



croton
My Croton stays indoors all winter but enjoys the outdoor weather in summer. It had just been rained upon.


another iris
The first Iris to bloom in my garden this year. I had a grand total of two. On the same stalk.



a hip
A solitary rose hip left over from last year's climbing roses. The blooms are profuse this year. I'll have photos somewhere down the blogging road.



daisiesbest
Daisies growing along the edge of my yard. That's the driveway you see behind them.



globe flower
And a closing shot of another Globeflower.

More photos coming up soon if the Blogger scheduler will oblige.

45 comments:

ladyfi said...

I'm in love with all these shots! Such marvels of beauty.

Daryl said...

Globeflower is really Illium and its a relative of the onion!

Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful collection. Flowers always make a yard look nice. When my middle son was young, he took a plastic baseball bat to all the Illium in the yard! Nature's own t-ball.

Snappy Di said...

I love photographing flowers. They hold still for me whereas birds, bugs and bees do not. :-) Your irises, although few, are wonderful. The deep purple really shows off the 'showy nature' of the flower.

Di

Jillsy Girl said...

Lovely!

Barbara Shallue said...

beautiful close-ups - thank you for sharing because there's not much blooming here!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice blooms.I like the furry iris.

roobo69 said...

Beautiful. I really need to get myself a macro lens so that I can also capture the beauty of flowers!

DJan said...

Your macros always take my breath away. I love the lone rose hip especially. And the depth of field on the globe flowers is striking.

texwisgirl said...

beautiful, beautiful. every one of them.

Linda said...

Just stunning. The iris is my favorite.

Tabouleh said...

What beautiful shots... love the colors and the use of light... they are all beautiful... yet one in particular made my heart beat a little faster and made me breathe in... the black iris... it is the national flower of Jordan... thank you for sharing...

missing moments said...

It's so fun see your flowers and plants coming alive ... whereas some of our spring flowers are already gone .. like the irises. Beautiful photos!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

These are some of my favorites of yours I think! If you hadn't told me that was a driveway behind the daisies, I would have thought it was the moon somehow. Really amazing Hilary.

Anyes said...

Beautiful flowers you have Hilary, enjoy your Summer

messymimi said...

Wishing you roses a plenty this summer. Your eye for beauty and great shots deserves lots of them.

Dianne said...

the globeflower is amazing, and my favorite color as is the stunning iris

the shot of the single rose bud brought a tear to my eye, it's just so dear :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That globeflower reminds me of allium. Are they the same? Beautiful photos, all! What a wonderful collection. Hope you will post more soon.

Kerry said...

Visiting from Tabor's blog (I thought your comment was perfect. If you're like me you'll think to yourself 'What? What comment was that?')

Anyway, I am always up for some wonderful photos and here you have them in spades! Lovely.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful pictures.I really like the Daisy shot.

Suldog said...

I must take a photo of my nascent grapefruit tree so you can laugh at my pitiful photography (but still admire my optimism at trying to grow a grapefruit tree.) If you're kind, I may also show you my watermelon.

ds said...

Beautiful, all. My iris is just beginning to bloom--this looks like a good year for it (I've one other, but it hasn't bloomed in a couple of years. Time for relocation, probably.)

Maggie May said...

The Globe Flower is particularly lovely!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

kcinnova said...

Thank you for the flower break, Hilary!

Karen said...

You have a green thumb, too? Oh goodness. Your close-ups are amazing.

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous as can be!

Wendy said...

Love those globeflowers! You always have such interesting perspectives when you take pics! That daisy is quite unique in its view.
Happy Summer!

Scott said...

A very lovely set of photos from the garden. Enjoyed my visit.

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Slamdunk said...

Thanks for sharing the iris image. My mom had a row of them growing up and they always remind me of good times when she was alive.

Grayquill said...

That first shot was...well lets just say...it would be hard to beat. You did really good.

holdingmoments said...

I love the focus on the first one Hilary, and the low angle of the Daisy.
Beautiful shots.

Zuzana said...

Wow, as always, pure eye candy..
The Iris is simply stunning.
Have a lovely weekend dear Hilary,
xoxo

Shammickite said...

Nice!
Lovely detail too. I like those globeflowers (lilium) (or should that be lilii?) there's a house near here with loads in the garden, very impressive sight, shame they don't last all summer.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

absolutely beautiful shots!

wonderful blooms!

have a great weekend!
betty xx

Sarah Knight said...

Magnificent shots!

Our rose always ends up with hips left over too ; )

Friko said...

Globeflower, is that the same as allium? I have hundreds, self-seeded after an initial purchase of a couple of dozen.

SandyCarlson said...

These are outstanding. Just wonderful. You amaze me.

Anvilcloud said...

Having tried and failed at a few flower macros just yesterday, I appreciate yours all the more.

lime said...

gorgeous macro shots. love the texture of the globe flowers.

Pierre BOYER said...

Marvelous....
Lovely flowers...

Pierre

steviewren said...

I love the globeflower photos! They don't grow here...at least I've never seen one.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous

Susan in the Boonies said...

Wow!!! Spectacular!

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone.. for the kind comments and for letting me know the true name of the globeflower. I didn't know that. And for those of you bemoaning the lack of a macro lens, I don't have one either. I shoot those pics with what I call faux macraux.. I use my zoom lens from a distance. Same effect.. ish. :)