Posts filed under ‘flowers’
My favorite tree is blooming. It must be spring. I can smell the tiny blossoms’ sweet perfume in the air. I know they’re not a desired tree, but I love the scent of the Chinaberry above all other flowers’ scent. We don’t have a Chinaberry tree on our property, but there is one on a quiet street that I drive on my daily commute. Yesterday, I stopped the car and broke off a couple of the blooming low hanging branches. Don’t tell anyone. Those branches are in a vase here in my studio making every breath I take a delight. Here’s some studio shots of those tiny perfumed blossoms. Enjoy.
When it’s April in Texas, that means it is festival time and the bluebonnets are blooming. This weekend alone, there’s the Main Street Art Festival in downtown Fort Worth, there’s a Taco Festival in Deep Ellum, it’s Record Store Day and lots of area shops have free stuff happening, the Bath House at White Rock Lake has the Art Mart, there’s a Guitar Show at Market Hall and best of all, the Bluebonnet Festival in Ennis. I’ve been to all of these one time or another except the Taco Festival, this is the first year for it. A few years back when we went to the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, it was one of those perfect years for blooms, plenty of warmth, sun and rain. I shot a lot of fabulous photos and I’m sharing some those with you now. Get out and have some fun this weekend. Enjoy.
The weather here in Dallas is just as wacky as the rest of the country: hot one day, chilly the next. But some of the plants and trees in my backyard feel that spring is upon us and are showing their colors just to prove it. Here’s a couple of photos I shot yesterday of my rosemary bush and redbud tree both showing their own shades of purple. Glad to see it. The yard always looks better with some purple blooming. Enjoy.
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose under heaven.
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep.
Unfortunately, we seem to be in that time of death lately, too many of our friends and family have passed on. Just as spring has passed and the heat of summer is upon us. It’s time to stop and admire the blossoms brave enough to stand up to this blast of 100º days and remember those no longer with us.
May they all rest in peace.
In the heat of the summer, it is hard to get motivated to do anything after I get home from the day job. Becoming one with the couch is about all I can muster the energy for. But I managed to shoot some flowers that I have in a basket on my front porch that were speaking to me the other day as I was watering them. “We won’t last forever” they said. “Soon we’ll only be a memory”. They were right, so I got out my camera and macro lens and these are my favorite shots of my purple porch petals. Enjoy.
We have four crepe myrtle trees that came with the house when we bought it. The heat right now is miserable in Dallas, but the crape myrtles bask in the sun and emit hot hot pink rays of joy right to your face. Yes it’s hot, they seem to say, but look how pretty I am. How can I argue that?
My first sunflower plants. I never tried to grow them before. I don’t know why, I guess I just didn’t think about it. But now, thanks to my co-worker Claudia, I have blooming plants in my yard. I can’t wait for them to to multiply and turn my whole backyard yellow. The dogs will just have to get used to sharing the yard. Clicking on the photos will take you to my Flickr set of more sunflower images. Enjoy.
Redbuds are starting to bloom in my backyard. Spring is near.
If you live in Dallas or will be lucky enough to be here, clear your schedules for the Dallas Flea next Saturday, September 11. Click on the poster to be taken to the web site for details. I’ll be there with all my critter creations. Hope to see your smiling faces in my booth.