Sunday, August 16, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ 27 A Spring Serenade

"Flowers bloom in the Spring of the year......."

Shedding the last drought stricken leaves, what was
left of the bush is bursting into glorious bloom.



This self -seeded Primula in a hanging basket has
been giving me hope throughout the winter and now,
having burst into full bloom with the warmer weather,
greets me with its gentle scent and vibrant beauty.




The bloom on the Almond trees is fading as the
gentle green leaves come forth.



A little icing on the cake from last year, just because
I'm rather fond of this Poppy, Papaver somnifera.



Forget about the calender, Spring is here and nectar
is on the menu, just a quick flying visit to this
ornamental Prunus which was thick with buzzing bees.



For this or any other season's floral click on the Logo and enjoy!

To Luiz Santilli Jr. and his trusty helpers, a big thank you!

44 comments:

  1. A total feast here, as opposed to the ones below which still look so wintery (if gorgeous). Happy spring!

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  2. what beautiful photographs you have posted on your site. Its wonderful to see such beauty from all over the world!

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  3. It's a pleasure to be able to view beautiful Spring flowers in the midst of a very hot summer here. The pictures are wonderful.

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  4. How lovely and what a great bee photo!
    Sunny :)

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  5. Lovely flowers, I find another. Is it Verbena!

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  6. Spring and beauty everywhere.Thanks for sharing your springtime.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  7. wow what a gorgeous purple flowers, love it so much. my ever favorite color.

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  8. Those are gorgeous flowers and wonderfu signs of spring.

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  9. wow beautiful flowers indeed.

    my entry http://southbrowneyes.blogspot.com/

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  10. More beatuful blooms. It must be spring.

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  11. Lovely colours and I like the one with the bee too:)

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  12. fantastic shot of a colorful garden of flowers.

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  13. I love that poppy seedhead Arija - all your photos remind me that it was spring here once - now we are going into autumn colours, but as the poet said - if winter comes can spring be far behind.

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  14. Nice collection of early spring flowers.

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  15. Such incredible photos - gorgeous flowers. Thanks for sending me signs of spring as I am waiting for cooler temps over here! Happy spring! :) Silke

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  16. All are so lovely, but a bee on a bloom in a blue sky is beautiful.

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  17. Your flowers are all beautiful. I was interested to see an almond tree in bloom because I've never seen one in person.
    Spring is such a hopeful time of year.

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  18. Here our gardens are crisp from the summer heat as we await fall. Thanks for reminding me, spring will come.

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  19. Hi Arija, a wonderful series of beautiful blooms. I have never seen the inside of a poppy as closely as this - exquisitely captured. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

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  20. Those would brighten any winter! Exquisite flowers and shots, Arija, as always!

    Enjoy the day!

    Sylvia

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  21. A beautiful photgraphic ode to the beginning of spring. I love the Papaver as well. The colour is unique.

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  22. SAving the best for last...that's how i see the last photo here! Beautiful and it means we are entering autumn as you are in spring! Enjoy!

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  23. HI!
    You are entering your springtime! Summer here in NY state is waning...although it is summer-hot for the first time!
    My daughter saw almond orchards in her travels through California... she said you can smell the almonds! How delicious... and how beautiful are the blossoms you photographed...
    Thank you for sharing them today ~ Maria

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  24. Lovely, lovely photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wonderful flowers and great pictures..
    Has spring arrived or is it still winter.
    I am getting confused;)
    Liebe Grüsse Gisela.

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  26. All beautiful - I love the blossom with the hovering bee. A

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  27. Gorgeous flowers Arija. Springtime is my favorite!
    B.

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  28. I love everything on your menu Arija. They sound delicious and the blooms of spring delightful. Yes, it is already spring here too! Lots of sunshine and beautiful days!

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  29. Oh I so much love all those lovely pink blossoms and that little bee that you managed to catch in the air. Your photos are always stunning!

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  30. i really like photographing poppies :-) there very attractive

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  31. Arija: Your blooms are looking lovely as you move into spring.

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  32. Beautiful springtime scenes! Wonderful capture of the bee!

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  33. Arija

    Wonderful post for TODAY'S FLOWERS!
    Thanks for posting!

    Luiz

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  34. Poppies and Buzzing bees...mmm...I wish they made a Spring ice cream with that name ;)

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  35. Such beautiful colours, those hibiscus flowers! I buy every spring several of the primulas you are showing here, with white flowers, and put them on my window sill, between the inner and the outer sash. They bloom for weeks.

    I love the image of the bird taking off, a wonderful capture!

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  36. Hi, Arija!
    I wish I could have a spectacular garden. The photos I posted yesterdey, are from flowers that survived after a cold weather and my trips. I can't take care of my flowers anymore, at list for a while.

    Your photos are beautiful! I didn't know the one that looks like a cake. Gorgeous!

    Great week for you!

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  37. Such gorgeous blooms Arja. Your captures are great.

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  38. These are gorgeous flowers! I think I've never seen them before in this side of the world.

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  39. I really enjoyed your garden blooms, so rich in color. While you look forward to Spring, I look forward to Fall here! A few posts up, I love your farm animals. And talking about your grand daughter, I was just wondering if you had finished the afghan for her.

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  40. We are thinking to the autum, lucy you to live in Australia and have the spingtime.
    Your Lovely flowers we have to wait several mons.....ooooooh

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  41. Your colorful blossoms are an absolute delight! I'll return to comment on your other posts when I get around to posting for Tuesday and Wednesday and catch up on Monday comments. Thanks for your visit to Small Reflections yesterday. After being away from the computer all day, I'm doing what I can to catch up today. Hope you have a wonderful week ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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