Thursday, June 14, 2012

Time for a P Break

Today's post was inspired, in part by Sue at Photowannabe.
Hers is one of the first blogs I started following in my early days of posting.

If you've been acquainted with my blog for any period of time, you know that I don't like to participate in memes or to commit to any group blogging endeavors. Of course, this doesn't mean that I don't enjoy seeing what others have to post about when they do.

Every Wednesday, for as long as I've known Sue, she has rotated her way through the alphabet twice a year, posting her lovely photos on ABC Wednesday. She's wending her way toward the end of the alphabet once again but will soon start anew for another 26 weeks. It's always a kick to she how she finds unique ways to use that week's letter to describe what you see in her lovely photography.

Please stop by her place and have a look. There's so much more about Sue to love beyond her photography. She and her husband frequently travel to parts of the world in need, and help restore, build and maintain communities for those far less fortunate than us. This lady is a true gem.

Sue, this one's for you.

bee in purple
These little workers PETRIFY some PEOPLE - understandably so, in some cases. This bee is just too PREOCCUPIED with PROBING the inside of this PASTEL, PURPLE flower.





pretty in pink blossoms
PRETTY in PINK. These blossoms have long PASSED having reached PERFECTION in the PREVIOUS month of May. Still, their PERFUME lingers on - at least in my mind.




mothers day pansies
A POT of PURPLE PANSIES PRESENTED to me by my PENULTIMATE son (otherwise known as my first born) for Mother's Day.





poppy head
A POPPY head (not to be confused with POOPY HEAD), PRIOR to POPPING. It sits in a PATCH amid other PLANTS where I PHOTOGRAPHED it from Frank's back PORCH.





pink peony
Also growing in Frank's back yard - brilliant PINK PEONIES. There had been some recent PRECIPITATION and the droplets did their PART to PRETTIFY the PETALS.




purpe and white
These PRETTY PURPLE and white flowers are wild PHLOX (I PRESUME) and they grow quite PROFUSELY at this time of the year. They're PRESENT alongside the creek and seem to do well in PARTIAL shade.
Edited to add that a lovely lady named Gayle has sent me an email kindly explaining that these flowers are actually called Dame's Rocket - and is also known by many other names (dame’s rocket,damask violet, dame’s violet, dames-wort, dame’s gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen’s gilliflower, rogue’s gilliflower, summer lilac,sweet rocket, mother-of-the-evening and winter gillyflower). Thank you so much, Gayle. I really had no idea and so I presumed incorrectly. I so appreciate you letting me know.





wild phlox2
Here's another PICTURE of PHLOX. This one is not PROTECTED by shade and does just as beautifully as those in the PREVIOUS PHOTO.





pink blossom2
PRECIOUS PINK blossoms PLAYFULLY adorn the bushes in the PARK where I walk most often. They POPPED out long after the other flowering trees were done. Good PLANNING on their PART.






purple bloom
One of my neighbours PLANTS lovely PERENNIALS in her garden and this PRETTY PURPLE allium is among them. You might not be able to see that it is shaped like a globe because I got up close and PERSONAL with its PETALS in this PARTICULAR macro PHOTO.





dead tree sunset
I PREFER this old, dead tree over many in my local PARK. It stands by the POND PROVIDING a PLACE for bugs to exist and for birds to PARTAKE in said bugs. It also PRESENTS itself very nicely against a PURPLE and PINK sky. This tree always allows me to PEEK at it from different angles. It seems to have something new for me to PERCEIVE from its features every time I see it. Can you PERCHANCE PICK out the little smiling face near the top of the tree?

Thanks for allowing me to PLAY with the letter P in this way, and thanks especially to Sue at PHOTOWANNABE for inadvertently PROMPTING this POST.

46 comments:

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Leah J. Utas said...

Gorgeous pics, Hilary. Enticing enough to eat.

Country Girl said...

You are too cute. And your photography is a PLEASURE to view. xo

Brian Miller said...

ppppppppppppppp...my lips hurt from all the Ps...haha...a fun series of Picture hilary....and some loverly caPtures

SueAnn Lommler said...

Always a pleasure to visit and see your gorgeous photos!! Beautiful
Hugs
SueAnn

Anvilcloud said...

You have some lovely flower photos here.

Kerri said...

P-ERFECT!

messymimi said...

"Practically Perfect in every way." ~ Mary Poppins

DJan said...

What a treat! Let's see what Photowannabe is all about now. I always hesitate to visit a new exciting website because I'll probably start following HER, too! :-)

Rita said...

What a great P-day!! Beautiful photos. :)

Linda said...

Oh you clever wordster, you. I tried to think of a clever way to use the letter P in my comments, but I couldn't think of anything after "Pretty Pictures." :)

TexWisGirl said...

i just SO enjoy your photography! and your P brain!

Tabor said...

Perfect pastels and photos in your peerless paradise of "P's". Precious post!

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm grateful to the bloggers who post these wonderful nature shots because I'd been taking nature for granted and needed a reminder that in nature miracles are everywhere.

Suldog said...

OK, I've finally had it dawn on me why your photos intrigue me so. The thing is, I've sat next to many of the subjects in your photography - the flowers, insects, cats, and other things common to life - and I see more in your photos than I do when I'm right next to them in person. That's an amazing gift you have.

sage said...

always lovely photos!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice usage of"P" with some lovely shots.

Nadezda said...

I love the pink blossoms! But I don't know what are they?

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wowweee! So much PRETTY on your POST! Love the detail on the poppy head. Very clever commentary and photos for P! Kudos. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Perfect photos. Love all the variety.

rosaria williams said...

I love the labeling: beautiful dead tree, bee in purple flower......Cute and accurate!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Just Gorgeous. I love each photo.

Reb said...

A perfectly pleasing plenitude of pictures.

photowannabe said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my!!!
What a shock when I landed on your post just now.
Hilary thank you so much ...
What can I say?
Posting ABC Wednesday is always a workout but if it wasn't fun, I wouldn't do it.
I'm always amazed at what my little camera can do.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
We've been blogging friends for quite a few years.
I love coming here and seeing your beautiful works of art.
Sue

Barbara Shallue said...

That was fun!! I love that old dead tree - there's a similar one standing near a pond down the road from me, too!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I love your P theme and the gorgeous flower photos you shared. Just WOW!

louciao said...
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louciao said...

Oh poop. I had to delete my previous comment because another peruser had posted it and I don't want to be accused of purloining another's pertinent positings or profiting from past ponderings. It was a pretty pleasant proferring, nevertheless.

Rob-bear said...

As the cat might say, "Purrrrrrfect."

Red said...

I didn't know there were so many flowers string with "P". good job.

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Beautiful!

Zuzana said...

Beautiful alphabet post.;) I feel the same as you do, still enjoying to see what others post when they are tagged.;) Love each picture, have a nice weekend dear Hilary,
xoxo

Mental P Mama said...

Pure Perfection.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Perfect!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I think my favorite may be the pink blossoms, though it's hard to see that they've passed their prime. They still look just lovely to me.

MaggieGem said...

Perfectly pretty photos! Nice post :-)

Linda said...

A positively perfect pink and purple post.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, wow, these images are so perfectly beautiful. {sigh}

yaya said...

Bees used to scare me, but I've found that if I leave them alone they are very happy to do the same for me! Love all the pics!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Hilary, I enjoyed this so much-- You picked a great letter and photos to participate in ABC Wednesday. I know a few a other bloggers that participate as well and I always marvel at how people translate the letter in their images. You did a fabulous job!
xo jj

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Perfectly positioned for pretty pink and purple.

And that's all I've got on this Friday night. I'm pooped!

Barb said...

Your perspectives in pink and purple photos are priceless! Please partake more often in this playful past time.

Susan in the Boonies said...

Practically perfect, Pumpkin!

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

Yowza - what a group of pretty photos! So fun you played along with Sue!! ;o)

SandyCarlson said...

These are beautifully inspired. No wonder bees are big! All that beautiful nectar....

Christine said...

I love that we can see how wonderfully transparent bees wings are in your amazing photo. I've come to enjoy bees more and more. I seek out blooming trees and bushes that attract 100's of bees and stand under them to listen to the symphony. I found one a few weeks ago with weird white blooms :)

I'm enjoying seeing so much beauty from you, it makes me want sort faster but the perfectionist side of me often takes over.