Here’s my latest flower obsession.
Aren’t they gorgeous? It looks like the petals were painted, don’t they?
I’m going to paint flowers this summer, or as soon as I can. No, really, I am. Wait and see.
From lone bloom … to this.
The hydrangeas finally came out. So now, one corner of my front yard has some color in it.
Soon another corner in the front yard will have some color. I see some green buds coming out.
At least the blooms are coordinating their timing so there’s some color in the yard at all times.
Since flowers in my garden don’t flourish too well, I take a walk around the neighborhood and see what my neighbor’s gardens look like.
I know – kind of weird to see me walking around with a camera, and taking pictures of their flowers. Good thing nobody’s complained – yet. You never know these days. Years ago, one of them called up the ASPCA and the local police to complain that our dogs were in the backyard, and they were barking at passers-by. hmmm …. don’t know what else dogs are supposed to do.
Although it was warm, it was cloudy and breezy. I had lots of interesting blurred shots of the flowers as they suddenly bent backwards and sideways, or else running off the frame. Anyways, here’s what I managed to get.
Thank goodness I have reliable perennials in the garden.
I have no green thumb at all – I think even a cactus would die on me.
But these flower faithfully each year, and add a little color to our front yard.
And once again, I will try my hand at planting and maintaining a garden, in hopes that they will continue to bloom through the summer.
The magnolias …
The blue bells …
… and the white bells (ok, I don’t know if those are the correct names, but that’s what I call them ! LOL !)
The Japanese maple. Point of view taken from the back of the leaves, not the front. The front is the regular deep burgundy red. Underneath is this bright orange-brown.