Tag Archives: Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wordless Wednesday: Flower of the Day

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Wordless Wednesday: Flower of the Day

Doing double duty with Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge today. I don’t know what this bush is called.IMG_0100

Wordless Wednesday: Flower of the Day

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Wordless Wednesday: Flower of the Day

Doing double duty today with Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge. Lantana:IMG_0099

Flower of the Day

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Flower of the Day

My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. I have no idea what this is. Any horticulturalists out there?IMG_0680.JPG

Flower of the Day: Can You Stand One More Prickly Pear?

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Yeah, I know, I’ve been a little obsessed with prickly pears lately, but isn’t this one drop-dead gorgeous? And it’s ORANGE, not yellow like mine. My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.DSC03185

Flower of the Day: Prickly Pear Again

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Flower of the Day: Prickly Pear Again

My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. I know I posted pics of my cacti on Sunday, but they’re even prettier now:

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Flower of the Day: Prickly Pear

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Flower of the Day: Prickly Pear

My submissions for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge:

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Here’s what they looked like on Wednesday:

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Color Your World Wisteria (Not)

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Color Your World Wisteria (Not)

This is not wisteria. I’m not sure what this bush is called, but the color is close to wisteria, so I’m using it for the Color Your World challenge, and for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge as well.

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Wordless Wednesday: Oleander

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Wordless Wednesday: Oleander

Doing double duty today–this is also my offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.

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Color Your World – Red Orange

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Color Your World – Red Orange

My neighbors make sure our cup-de-sac is colorful. I took these photos today (if you look carefully, you might even see Christmas lights). One of the things I love about living in Arizona–there aren’t too many places in the US where flowers bloom in January!

Doing double duty today. My offering for today’s Color Your World Challenge, with the prompt: red orange, and also for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

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Geraniums by the mailbox.

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Either impatiens or vinca in the barrel, not sure.

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More geraniums.

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Petunias.

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Geraniums galore.

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Yep, geraniums.

 

 

MCC Rose Garden

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MCC Rose Garden

My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day photo challenge:

My youngest daughter, Katie, did some of her undergrad work at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ, but I never availed myself of the beautiful Rose Garden until this past May. I’d heard it was pretty extensive, but I didn’t realize how big it really is. Every time I rounded a bed, I saw more in the distance. After forty minutes of exploring and shooting over 160 photographs (I’ve included a few of the best), I’d only seen about half of the garden. Perhaps someday I’ll post a part two of this article.DSC02438

Several entrances to the garden beckon from different angles and sections of the parking lot.

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Click on the smaller photos below to see enlargements and captions.

I always thought roses had to have layers of overlapping petals. These only have five petals.

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Both my father and my father-in-law grew roses. Greg’s dad often sent me home with a bouquet of American beauties. When we moved into our house, the pool was surrounded by roses. They’re all gone now. I couldn’t keep up with the aphids.

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Look at these gorgeous two-color roses.

A sprinkler unexpectedly turned on and sent me running to dry ground. Luckily, I live in the desert and air-dried in a few minutes.

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