Monday, April 29, 2013

A Photo of Beautiful Bluebells

The only thing prettier than a single flower is a profusion of them. Some, like the simple bluebell, may not have the impact of an elegant rose or lush hydrangea, but a group of them together transforms a landscape. This photo of bluebells in an English forest is one of my favourites.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Photos of a Blue Hyacinth

They were my first favourite flower, perhaps because they are among the earliest to bloom as the weather warms.  So what could be a more lovely choice for this week's photo flower than a closeup of a gorgeous blue hyacinth?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sweet Peas are the Birth Flower for April

This week's photo shows some lovely sweet peas surrounding a rural mailbox.

The sweet pea, such a soft and lovely flower to represent the the month of April.  Like the feeling we have for the warming season of spring, this month's birth flower means blissful pleasure.

Another meaning is goodbye, also perfect as we bid farewell to cold and snow.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Peonies Stir Memories of Childhood

One of my dearest memories from childhood is my grandmother's garden. Bordered by a charming white picket fence, this horticultural heaven was home to every hue and variety one could imagine.

With walkways and green spaces it was an enchanted play place for my cousin and myself. As we entered the gate one of the first fragrances to greet us was that of the peony. To this day, I can never smell its heady fragrance without thinking of Grandma and those wonderful times in her garden.  Today's photo shows these aromatic beauties in full bloom.

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Photo of a Butterfly in a Field of Spring Flowers

Hans Christian Andersen once said, "Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a flower." This beautiful photo of a butterfly flitting through a field of spring flowers, has it all.