Tiny purple petals

Capturing angles in pictures sometimes gives us a little bit different perspective.

This is a Golden Dewdrop Duranta plant and its flowers are tiny but very pretty.

Flower petals and wood

Flowers are so soft, delicate and fragile and the wood is aged, rough and cracked.

I love natural light especially morning light.

Step outside your comfort zone & be creative when taking your pictures.

 

A lot of color

I normally buy quite a few new plants during the spring and summer.

Plants brighten up spaces many multiply and you can share with someone special.

Watering all the plants is therapeutic for me and it helps me clear my head and enjoy the great outdoors.

This year I planted about 1200 flower seeds.

One of my favorite flowers are the zinnias they are in all shapes and colors and have been beautiful.

If you love a lot of color add some flowers in different colors to your yard and porch.

Flowers brighten my day and thanks to my sister reminding me about pressing flowers I have been doing that the last three weeks.

Jack is going to be making me a 12 x 12 flower press and the little grandkids some small ones. I think this is something they might enjoy doing.

Spider Lily

My sister Sheri and I swap plants, cuttings and flower bulbs.

We both have so many different things we have a blast trading plants.

This Spider Lily is one of two she gave me last year and the blooms are huge.

Have a safe and happy Fourth Of July weekend.

Look Around

Everyday gives us the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest.

Open your eyes to see nature and your ears to hear it.

Look around at the flowers, trees, grass, and the sky.

Listen to the birds sing.

Tune into to nature her beauty is wonderful.

 

 

Coral Trumpet Vine

In Texas, the Coral Trumpet vine grows wild it is beautiful but it can be very invasive.

My husband found some small plants at work about 6 years ago and brought them home. Now, these vines take up about 10ft length and 8 ft height in our backyard on a lattice fence that is for privacy.

They would bloom more if we would remove some of the canopies of trees and bushes they are planted under.

This color is amazing and the way the vine grows allows this plant to put on quite a show.

Spending time outside in our yard and taking in the beauty all around us is one of my favorite things to do.

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A rose is a rose

The smell of a rose is like no other.

The beauty these flowers show each and every day is amazing that is why we love the knockout roses.

This was an early morning low light picture of a rose with morning dew.

My favorite pictures to take are early in the morning the light is magical and you can do so much with it.

Sometimes beauty is all around us we just have to open our eyes to see it.

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Then and now

There is 3 1/2 weeks difference in these pictures.

It is truly amazing how fast petunias grow.

I spent a lot of time making my huge planter and painting it with the metallic paints only to realize a few weeks later the pot does not even show anymore lol.

A good rule of thumb when it comes to finding the perfect place for your petunias is the lighter colors need filtered sun rather than full sun and brighter or darker colors can handle the sun better.

If you can find the perfect spot for your petunias they will really put on a show with lots of blooms every day to brighten up your yard.

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Blooming Daylilies

It is that time of year when the daylilies bloom.

This year they are doing really well I think its because we have had so much rain.

Through the years we have moved a few into the backyard secret garden area but I found a new place to move some in the front yard.

I love it when flowers multiply and you can share them with someone special or move a few to a new location.

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