Flower of the Day: Fourth of July 2022

Anguish and hope today. The first hometown Fourth of July Parade since 2019 was peaceful. Everything went without a hitch. There were children, and dogs, and grandparents, and veterans. Beautiful weather. too.

But now it is time to focus on home. And Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Her regular readers know this rose. More blooms have opened, but lower down. Which means she had to bend low to photograph these new blossoms. Good thing the rose is right in front of her French doors!

Cee’s Flower of the Day: GORSE

There are so many hedges in rural Northern Ireland. Since it is still early in the spring, most look like this:

Before too long, they will all look like this:

Posting for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day (FOTD).

Cee’s Flower of the Day: What are These Called? Does Anyone Know?

Flower of the day is a flower I don’t know the name of. It grows in the side yard.

Suddenly, this spring, out pops a similar flower on the opposite side of the yard. How did the seeds gather that far? And what are these plants actually called? Can anyone enlighten me?

Flower of the Day: Fourth of July Rose

These just started blooming in self’s backyard! Took these pictures yesterday morning.

Sharing for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge.

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Narcissus

Self’s garden really got a boost in the pandemic. She had nothing much to do except garden, for over a year. Last fall, she bought a bag of daffodils and narcissus (about three dozen) and scattered all over her front yard. Her method: she’d grab a handful of bulbs and FLING! Then she’d dig holes where they landed, lol.

This flower just came up. All the others are your standard yellow, but this one, WOW! This is her Flower of the Day (FOTD).

Flower of the Day (FOTD): Side Yard

Posting this for Cee Neuner’s fabulous Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge.

What are these called? Many have started blooming in self’s side yard. She loves the rich red.

More of what’s blooming in the side yard. She’s not sure what these are called, either. A few have started blooming on the opposite side of her yard. There, their color is pale yellow. Again, not sure of what these are called. Watsonia?

Flower of the Day (FOTD): Matilija Poppy

The poppy on self’s front porch has started blooming again!

Took a picture for Cee Neuner’s FOTD Challenge.

Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: 2 September 2021

Self planted this right next to her Fourth of July rose (and forgot what it’s called). After the Fourth of July stops blooming, early summer, this vine starts blooming. It’s a very homely flower, but it’s the only thing (other than the Agapanthus) blooming in her backyard right now.

Thanks to Cee Neuner for the FOTD Challenge!

Life in Colour Challenge: August Red

Oh, self had fun this morning, searching through her garden for any red blooms. There were a few choices, but the ones that photographed best were geraniums. In her archives, there was this sweet little mini-Cooper parked in front of Horn Barbecue in Oakland.

Self is throwing in a Calder from last spring’s Calder/Picasso at the de Young Museum.

Thanks so much to Life in Colour for hosting this challenge.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Abutilon, from the Back

Self finds photographing abutilon very tricky. The flowers don’t look good up close, unlike roses.

A few days ago, she tried photographing them from the back. This was the result. I kinda like it.

Thank you, Cee Neuner, for hosting FOTD!

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