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5/30/11

Floral Frenzy



We had a beautiful weekend (but HOT), so we spent 
much of it outside.  And, since all the lovely blooms 
won't last much longer, I wanted to snap some floral 
photos of our area.  First stop, my lilies...


Oh, how I love these fellows!





Neil came in Friday night with a huge bouquet for 
moi.  I decided to put them in a sand bucket, so 
we could enjoy them on our patio...

The colors are extraordinary.





We went over to my parents' home for a little grillin' 
and my dad's oleander was at it's best...

Just like being in Florida!






We are so fortunate to live on a few miles from 
Smith-Gilbert Gardens.  The boys love to stroll 
through the trees, flowers, shrubs and garden.  I
love all of the little birdhouses and feeders...


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34 comments:

Nicolle said...

Good morning friend! :) I love the idea of putting the flowers in a beach bucket to enjoy outside. How cute! The flowers are all gorgeous!

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm a little jealous of all those flowers. Send some my way. Oh wait, I guess I could purchase some.

Nicolasa said...

Those are gorgeous! I Love the first one and the 4th one with the sun flare... YUM!

alicia said...

Just gorgeous girl! I love the green one! I hope you'll stop by on Friday for my first summer photo challenge. The theme is flowers. You can find out more at http://www.projectalicia.com/2011/05/unveiling-summer-photo-challenge.html

Mandy said...

I'm jealous it's been warm there! We've had rainy, windy, cold weather in Seattle! (typical, right? ha ha). Beautiful photos!!

Tamar SB said...

I love the flowers in the bucket - what a fun way to display them! And that picture of the lilies, amazing!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Beautiful flowers Dina! It really makes me want to get outside & do some planting.

Nuha said...

gorgeous flowers! I love the lilies :)

LisaShaw said...

WOW! These are all beautiful photos just like YOU!

Blessings!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous flowers. Love them all. Wonderful photos.

Susan said...

As always, your photo's are just stunning!! Loved all those flowers, the colors are amazing.

Hope you have a blessed week♥

Buckeroomama said...

You are surrounded by beauty, Dina! These are all so lovely, but I think my favorite would be that shot of your dad's oleander --gorgeous light! :)

deb duty said...

Oh wow! Such beautiful flower photos! I sure would love to take a walk through those gardens.

Maddy said...

So pretty! The shot of the flare peeking through the flowers is amazing! Surprisingly, I haven't played around with my macro lens much this spring...I'll have to get on it too!

Kayla Sue said...

Oh man, I sure do love the colors in the second bunch!!! They would make me happy every time I looked at them! :)

Amber said...

So peaceful.

The sand bucket is a great idea!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Beautiful photos! I love seeing all the gorgeous colors of flowers. Amazing. :)

julie said...

What lovely shots!! I ADORE the idea of putting flowers in a sand bucket - so creative!! And your collage is just gorgeous - so bright & colorful! :)

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Michelle said...

I love flowers :) The bouquet your hubby bought you is gorgeous!

Van said...

Love the lgiht in the tree! beautiful photo! (via Shutter Love Tuesday)

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Jessaca said...

Great set of photos!! LOVE the sun flare

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Such beautiful blossoms!!!

Unknown Mami said...

I love that last picture.

Sue said...

I love the lighting.

=)

Serline said...

And that is why we love summer so, everything blooming, the vibrant colors...

Anonymous said...

So much beauty! That little tree with the birdhouse is gorgeous and I love that shot of the oleander.

Erika B

Natalie said...

Your tree shot=FABULOUS and oh that boquet of flowers are beautiful, love the sand bucket you put them in! And it's super hot here too. I think my son is so mad at me for keepin him in but I think it's better than heat stroke! LOL

Barb said...

I love the flare (and all the flowers) but I've been trying to get a flare, to no avail . . . nice work!

alicia said...

That oleander with the sun streaming through is lovely. I can feel the warmth. I love summer. Thanks so much for linking up to our crazy days of summer.

~ Noelle said...

your pictures are great!
i was thinking that the bright colors in the flowers were great, but the oleander... the sun... the shot... wow

Carin said...

Beautiful flowers and pictures! Love the lillies shot!

Aramelle @ One Wheeler's World said...

Beautiful photos of so many beautiful flowers! I love the lilies especially. I just bought some lilies myself (my first addition to our front yard), and I'll be planting them this weekend. I hope they'll come to be as beautiful as yours. :)

Susan said...

What a great idea for a vase! :-) Love the bright blue beach pail and the vibrant flowers!

The garden and birdhouse looks absolutely enchanting! What a great place to explore.