Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – July 2022

The Weekly Prompts Colour challenge for this month is VINTAGE RED.

Here are her photos: two are from this morning’s Redwood City Annual Fourth of July Parade, finally back after a three-year hiatus. She decided to add a picture of her Chrysler Imperial Rose, which just started blooming.

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!

One Word Sunday: Matching

The prompt today for Travel with Intent’s One Word Sunday is MATCHING.

Much as self wishes she could find something other than flowers to post to the various challenges, this pair of blooms on her All Dressed Up rose was just too much to resist.

Flower of the Day: All Dressed Up Rose (Again)

Today there are new blooms on her All Dressed Up rose. So pretty! Self is really glad she decided to move it from the front yard to the back — now she can gaze at it all day through the French doors, she doesn’t even have to step out of her house.

Posting for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

Flower of the Day (FOTD): Blue Hydrangea

Self looooves hydrangeas. She has about six potted hydrangeas, and two in the ground. The two in the ground are dying. The ones in the pots are thriving. Her soil is so bad.

Most of her hydrangea are white, except for one. She re-potted it last year, and it nearly died. But this year, it recovered. So here’s a shot of her blue hydrangea, on the front porch.

Posting for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC): Last Week of June 2022

The prompt for the last week of June 2022 is FLOWERS AND LEAVES.

Inspired by Cee’s close-up of a lotus flower, self tried doing some extreme close-ups of flowers around her garden. Here’s a scabiosa, it’s blooming on her front porch.

Flower of the Day (FOTD): Chrysler Imperial Rose

Self’s newest rose is a Chrysler Imperial. She bought it in February from Home Depot. The following month she was gone, and she didn’t get home again until June. It had hardly grown. But a few days ago, it produced one enormous bloom. It’s past its first flush, and it’s been very hot here on the Peninsula, but the red is like nothing she’s seen before. She’s never seen an actual Chrysler Imperial, but if it’s red like this rose, well — !

Posting for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day.

Flower of the Day: Lavender

Trying to find drought-resistant plants for the garden. A few days ago, went to the gardens at Filoli in Woodside. Loved their massed lavender. Took a picture for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

Flower of the Day (FOTD): Royal Trumpet Vine

This Royal Trumpet Vine on her front porch just started blooming!

Posting for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day.

citysonnet Colors and Letters Challenge: June 17

The Challenge for today is OREGANO.

Self is taking that literally. She has a wee oregano plant in her backyard. It’s so wee that she hates to harvest any of it. She just keeps dribbling water on it every few days. It never seems to grow any bigger, but it does survive neglect.

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