Blooms in our yard

I will be doing several post about blooms in our yard.

This post is about the Day Lilies, Texas Trumpet Vine, and the Yellow Cana Lilies.

The Day Lilies were started from a few bulbs our youngest sons 4th. grade teacher Mrs. Oberg gave the class at the end of school.

The Texas Trumpet vine grows wild here and my husband drug this home from work about 6 or 7 years ago and now we have it several locations and it never lets me down. The hummers love the trumpet style flowers but it needs a place to crawl like a fence.

The Cana Lilies our daughter dug me some up from a rent house they were in about 9 years ago.

Flowers can brighten your day and put a smile on your face plus they add to the landscape of your yard no matter how big or small it is.

Our yard has a little splash of color at every turn.

The blooming paperwhites

It is that time of year again when you look out into the yard and see these beautiful bundles of white flowers.

These paperwhites belonged to my great-grandmother Moore and my grandmother gave me these bulbs over 30 years ago. We have moved them and separated them numerous times and shared them with a few family members. They are in several locations in our yard for us to enjoy.

It is so nice to have something out of my great grandmothers yards planted in my yard.

When it’s cold and there is not much blooming these are a joy to see pop out of the ground. Paperwhites are a bulb type flower that grows in clusters but the bulbs tend to grow deep.

When photographing paperwhites you need to use a macro lens to show off how delicate these blooms truly are. These flowers need the perfect lighting to show off their beauty to much sun blows out the white of the blooms so it is better to take pics early a.m. or on an overcast day.

Fine art, photography and paperwhites all go hand in hand.

Raindrops and Roses

I love the smell of a good rain.

There is something about raindrops on rose petals the depth of the drops with the bright color of the rose and the definition between the two. It is all about the details.

If you have a good macro lens and a bright colored rose give this a try after a rain.

The beauty of a rose

The beauty of this rose is accented with a macro lens, dewdrops, and lighting.

I have posted this pic before but I re-edited and reduced the lighting and really like it a lot.

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.

 

Pink roses

Here are a few pictures of the pink roses with raindrops.

These are some more of our knock out roses.

The texture of a rose is enhanced with the raindrops it truly shows off how delicate they are.

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Pretty little weed

When we have had quite a bit of rain these little weeds pop up.

I love the flowers they are so delicate looking but very pretty.

The wind was blowing on Sunday but I did my best to get a few pictures & this one was my favorite.

Nature surrounds us with her beauty each day we just have to take the time to open our eyes and notice it.

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Ladybug vs Asian Beetle

The ladybug and the Asian beetle look very much alike but there are some differences.

Ladybugs have a red color and a black head. The Asian beetles are more orangish red and have a white face.

If your home has been invaded by what you think could be a ladybugs chances are its actually the Asian beetles.

These beetles will bury inside of the roof of a dogs mouth. There was an article posted in December in the Houston Chronicle about this. I will enclose the link.

Asian Beetles in a dogs mouth

I took these pictures on Wednesday with my macro lens so they are still hanging around.

Look for the white head then you will know it is them. Some people say these beetles bite so beware.

Never let your eyes fool you what you think is a cute ladybug might be the evil twin in disguise.

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The Paperwhites are blooming

It seems like the paperwhites are blooming early this year.

When the paperwhites bloom it is the first blooms of the year.

I think it has to do with our weather being odder than normal.

They said today was sweaters and sunglasses which is unusual because if its cold its normally raining.

I love these flowers and the bulbs were from my great grandmother Moore’s house they were given to my grandmother who gave them to me.

These bulbs had been sitting for many years and I honestly did not think they would come up. Now I have 100’s of these beauties all over our yard.

Personally, I think they are much prettier in a large grouping.

These pictures were taken with my Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro lens.

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