Saturday, April 18, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ 24 A Touch of Pink



A white Rhododendron, so old its name has sunk into
the mists of time. Burned down in two major Bush Fires
and somehow sprung to life again. It has been in our
mountain garden since the 1850's and is one of my
absolute treasures.



Clematis montana rosea smiling on the front wall
of our house on Mt.Lofty



A joy from our farm garden, Malus floribunda,
the pink flowering Crabapple.

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61 comments:

  1. They're all exquisite, Arija! Fragile colors, so beautiful! Thank you for these.

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  2. Arija, these are beautiful photos from your garden. Your "roto" is extraodinarily beautiful. We have some very old ones on Haida Gwaii that were brought there a hundred plus years ago and they still bloom vibrantly...I will try to get some pics when I get back. Wikipedia has some marvellous pics of three sun dogs. Thanks for stopping by.
    Smiles

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  3. Arija they breathtaking beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing. Do they have a sweet fragrance? So beautiful.
    ^j^

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  4. I have never seen a Rhododendron with that unique petals. Shrink in time? That sounds poetic and I love it! You are as adorable as your photos Arija by the sound and by the look of your wonderful blog.

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  5. I love the colors you share. Rhododendrons are a favorite of mine where they grow wild in the forests of SW Oregon.

    Beautiful captures Arija.

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  6. Your flowers are so beautiful. Oh how I love flowers! Its amazing the energy that your white rhododendron has to keep coming back after two hot fires. It must really enjoy sharing its beauty with the world!

    I love how clematis' create walls of spectacular color! My dad has a dark purple one on their portch that he adores, and it really is beautiful!

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  7. Wow they are so beautiful. Dont you just love nature. :) I am always cheerful when I see flowers bloom so beautifully.

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  8. I did not know that magnolias may live that long! Your pictures are exquisite, Arija, that's the right word!
    Happy weekend!

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  9. 1850! They are witnesses to the times. I love old plants and flowers. They help keep me rooted well.

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  10. That white Rhody is lovely! More delicate than what we have here..standard rosy pink ones. Thanks!

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  11. Lovely post. It is always delightful to see what grows in your area. Wonderful that the white rhododendron came back!

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  12. How delightful to see such beautiful colors. Soft and dainty... I am in awe of the colors... I am excited when I see these colors blooming here.

    Hugs♥

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  13. We have all these flowers in our garden back at Cape Cod. I think our season will be latter, at end of May. Can't wait to go back to see them. Yours are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  14. Great and beautiful flowering bushes! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Isn't it beautiful in the spring with everything blooming? Wonderful. It doesn't help the allergies much but I love looking at the wonderful flowers and bushes.

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  16. I LOVE flowers...it doesn't matter what variety they are...I LOVE them all! Beautiful shots!!

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  17. Beautiful pictures ! I love spring, everything is blooming now !

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  18. All are lovely, but especial the Rhododendron, and and your poetic description of it! So delicate and yet a strong survivor. There's a lesson in that, for sure!

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  19. I love rhododendrons! Your is surely a survivor.Your clematis is so beautiful. Wonderful pictures.

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  20. Waw, I didn't know that Rhododendrons could be that old. It sure is simply beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful pictures of flowers. Flowers are a delight anyways. your pictures makes them a double delight. I am over from David's.

    Cheers.

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  22. Excellent photos. Really nicely done
    Thank you for sharing, great photoblog :)

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  23. Beautiful flowers Arija and isn't it lovely that rhododendron can spring back to life after fire.

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  24. Arija! Wonderful flowers you share with us today! Oh my that first is a treasure for sure! It is a Happy Day today!!

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  25. Arija
    It's always pleasant to be here to see your beautiful pictures.
    Thanks for your comment.

    Nice week for you!

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  26. Lovely photos of fantastic flowers

    Thanks for sharing

    Gunilla in Sweden

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  27. Beautiful photos! I cannot get over your rhododendron surviving 2 fires! That is a tough plant - (in norway it survives -25 degrees C) - and a very gorgous one!

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  28. How wonderful to see all your blooms. The rhododendron flowers are special and delicate. Thanks for your visit.

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  29. A beautiful tribute to your lovely pink survivors. The soft pink Azalea is gorgeous.

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  30. As always, a lovely series of photos. Rhodies have a special place in my heart because they are so plentiful where I grew up.

    Nebraska Birding

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  31. Such pretty pink blooms! Rather unexpected spring treat from a different season! Thanks for the visit today.

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  32. I love those touches of pink!!! Happy TF!:)

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  33. They are all so pretty! I love these light pink shades. The clematis is gorgeous!

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  34. You have very beautiful pink flowers in your garden. I'm sure they brighten up the day. Have a great week, Arija :).

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  35. What lovely spring blossoms!

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  36. Oh wow, look at those beautiful, beautiful flowers. Just love them. I do appreciate you visiting my blog, and thank you also very much for participating in Today's Flowers.

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  37. That's one interesting history of your Rhododendron. They look so pretty and delicate!

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  38. BEAUTIFUL series of delicate pinks! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  39. These are a joy to look at especially that Rhody. What a brave plant. I can see why you treasure it so. Wonderful shots.

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  40. Arija: What beautiful flowers you have blooming.
    Thank you for the descrition of the flower I didn't know. I now remember it was a packet of bulbs from wild flowers I planted.

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  41. These are all beautiful! I love the Crabapple, it really is a joy.

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  42. I love this time of year. That is such a pretty bush with pink flowers.

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  43. Love the colors, those soft pinks makes me wish for Spring. Spring has abandoned us here in California, just a few days ago it was in the 50's and today it was 92 go figure!

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  44. These are just beautiful! We also have two rhododendron on our garden and a clematis that the previous owners planted and I can't wait to find out what colors.

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  45. So lovely! I really do love this time of year for the very reason shown in your photos. :-)

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  46. Beautiful! I imagine it is awfully lovely in your surroundings. The peek of a gate by the Crabapple and the tin roof below just speaks to my rural heart.

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  47. A sweet touch of pink indeed! :)

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  48. Wonderful shots,all. thanks for stoping by my spot and commenting. The yellow violet is a common wildflower here in the Pacific Northwest, USA.

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  49. Indeed, a lovely set of flowers - thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

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  50. i love those white blooms just like mine in http://racelyn.com/2009/04/todays-flowers-36.html

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  51. All pretty. Nice to hold it in our hands.

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  52. some great posts here to catch up on....and I love the post about your name...lovely to know it's origin and how to pronounce it, very pretty.

    Those cycads are marvellous, I haven't seen one with red seeds!

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  53. Thanks for the touch of pink in my dark, dark rainy Monday, Arija!

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  54. lovely pink flowers my favorite color. really i love your entry. thanks for sharing.

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  55. I am trying to imagine how wonderful feeling it is to enjoy such a beautiful garden when ever you want. How delightful is to see such lovely flowers and blossoms of various colors and shades! Your lovely Rhododendron really deserves your poetic words; it really is a treasure.

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  56. Wonderful, just wonderful. I love the crabapple. We just cut back our "roto", as it was growing massively out of control right up against the house but there is another one. I wish they were farther out into the garden but I do love them.

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  57. Hello Arija,
    What a beautiful flowers you got here - the top one being my favourite ?
    Never seen any of these in real life.

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  58. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comments about my flowers. And thank you for the names of some of the flowers I didn't know of. I have a lot to learn!!!
    Your flowers are beautiful!! Spring with its flowering trees and blooms are my favorite time of the year!

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  59. Dear Arija, it is always a delight to visit your blog! =)

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