Parrots Beak (Lotus Berthlotii) Native to: Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Tenerife.. and happens to really enjoy our front yard. It’s grown quite a lot since I took these images, I’ll have to take some updates. We’ve had it five months now and seems to really like this spot it’s in. We’ll bring it inside for the winter months.
Here is our much loved Dawn Flower (Ipomeoa Indica — also known as blue morning glory, oceanblue morning glory, koali awa, and blue dawn flower) in a brilliant display this year. It claims to enjoy full sun.. but ours has mostly shade and is quite happy, much to our enjoyment.
This tulip was an unexpected gift from some wonderful people. We’ve taken pictures the past couple of weeks to share the magnificence of the purple tulips journey through spring bloom.
I had forgotten about this image. One of my families Sweet Violet plants had been damaged last year on accident, I had put it in water in an attempt to save it – (which it worked for those interested, replanted and re-established) It wasn’t until I placed the remains of the plant in water that I realized it had seed pods on the base of the stem cluster.
The next morning the pod opened and dropped the seeds into the bottom of the dish. I never knew what Sweet Violet seeds looked like having been given the plant originally as a cutting to spread around my yard, so this was a wonderful experience. My families favourite flowers.
My Hawaiian Smiles Hibiscus just produced the 1st two beautiful flowers of the season.
Two hours after taking these images they were fully unfolded flowers.. but the buds are so pretty.. thought I would share them.
I was skimming through various peoples tweets and came across a picture that struck my memory. Not two weeks ago I took a picture of a brilliant sunset that matched. I uploaded my film tonight and the dates match too. Scottish lad Sam Heughan (@samheughan) and I seem to have taken a picture of the same SoCal sunset, almost at the same time, I either captured it late.. or early.
What a magical feeling.
Ironically, I took a picture of the sunset the day before also.. that looks more like a match. Date on the image is proof though.. Fun stuff. *cheers* Mr. Heughan.
It’s been one of the toughest years of my life, I hope to get back into posting again.
The bark of my beloved Ash tree.
I find the details fascinating, “stop and smell the roses” type of capture.
I seem to be cloud gazing a lot lately, can’t help it though. Nature is putting on pretty displays.
It was an unusual cool and overcast day the other morning. The sun was just rising. I managed to catch several images where the sun caught the rain, but not the clouds themselves. Thankfully I had my camera handy again. It reminds me a bit of the Northern Lights.
I was out with the dogs the other night and saw these strange clouds in the distance.
Even to the naked eye they almost looked photoshopped, but really pretty.