Saturday, August 30, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS, I Heart Macro, Nature Notes & OUR WORLD - Surprises


The only patch of blue from my prison window last week
and even for that, I had to get out of bed
and squeeze myself sideways against the window
and point my iPhone at an odd angle 
to catch it.

An unexpected three days in a couple of hospitals for tests
kept me grounded for a bit
but here I am again


it was almost worth being away to come home to 
full-blown Spring when we were still in official Winter


suddenly all fruiting trees had put on their finery
Prunus, above


Bridal Veil swaying in the breeze


my once perfectly kept garden
did me proud with a show of beauty among the weeds


Prunus and Almond hiding the paddock behind


Almond blossom, all are much bette enlarged


double flowering plum
and below, a dessert plum on the espalier


a joyful homecoming indeed!

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and OUR WORLD

39 comments:

  1. these are so beautiful! sorry about the hospital and tests! hope things will be okay!

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  2. I hope you are OK. The pictures are beautiful.

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  3. Yes, I too, am sorry about the hospital and hope all will be well!! I'll be holding good thoughts for you! Your flowers and colors are breathtaking!! Take care, Arija!!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia, all old thoughts gratefully received.

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  4. Arija! I guess if they sprung you from prison it must mean you've been a good girl and all is well. (Seriously, I am sending all sorts of good thoughts that the test results were good and that you are mending well.)

    Your early spring flowers are absolutely stunning -- I can almost catch the aroma from these lovely pictures.

    Be well my friend!

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  5. A glorious homecoming. And hopefully no more hospital stays. Or even visits.

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  6. I do hope you are better, it is spring down here too, a bit early and we really need more rain. Here is hoping the forcast is right for some tonight and tomorrow.

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  7. What a wonderful homecoming! Beautiful!

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  8. Bloggers never give up getting those good shots, even from hospital wards! Welcome home, my friend. I trust the test results will be in your favor. Yes, when we left our SA garden last week, the Prunus and Bridal Veil were already giving a great show. I love your garden and hope you have good fruit from your trees. Blessings Jo

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  9. They're all beautiful but the first blooming tree is fantastic!

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  10. I do hope you are well...and what beautiful blue early spring skies as a backdrop to those stunning flowers. I miss them already.

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  11. Hope you're feeling well now Arija. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos, especially appreciated as you have been under the weather. Take good care of yourself :)

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  12. oh! I do hope you are ok and that you have some answers that will help you. Yea, your garden was celebrating your return, so beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful photos - it does look like spring there. I hope you're okay.

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  14. Am sorry to hear about your hospital stay yet rejoice in the beauty of your spring. Even if it means fall and winter are heading my way.

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  15. Nice shots I think I like the last one best

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  16. Winter popped back for a visit here today! Although we have buds breaking out all over the place as well!

    And we had a Tawny Frogmouth calling from the corner of the roof last night!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  17. Absolutely a stunningly beautiful Welcome Home.. Stay Well my dear!

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  18. glad you are home. happy spring.

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  19. Those flowering trees are a wonderful welcome home. Great photos. I hope you are feeling better now and that you stay better!

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  20. I've seen spring in Sydney once, but your flowers are definitely more awesome!

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    1. The will, you are across the Big Ditch after all.

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  22. Beautiful blooms. Seeing them makes me happy.

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  23. Glad you're back home to enjoy this wild flowering of spring! Gorgeous.

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  24. beautiful spring flowers just as we are getting ready for fall colors.

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  25. Lovely blossoms, such a sight to behold.

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  26. Positively lovely!
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  27. Wonderful spring shots. I like the way we are in different seasons. I get to enjoy your heading into one season while we head into another.

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  28. hello and thank you for checking out that flower. Monkey flower is right, but i was wondering what the bottom green flowery succulent plant is. I added the word below to my post so i don't confuse anyone else. So sorry about that. xo I would be happy to send you are card if you email me your address and which one you would enjoy!

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  29. Oh Arija, I am so sorry you have been ill, yet thankful that you are back home. Please do take good care of yourself. We Love You! The new Spring blossoms are so lovely, and that must mean that for me...cold weather shall be heading our way...blah ha ha hugs as always~

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  30. Oh no..I am so sorry that you had to be in the hospital but leave it to you to find some of the Mother Nature's beauty out the window.. So happy to see you and sending healing hugs ...Michelle

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  31. Sending healing hugs your way as I am sorry to hear that you had to be in the hospital. But leave it to you to find some of Mother Nature's beauty even from there..Michelle

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  32. I'm glad to hear you are home, Arija, and hope you are feeling well. Finery, indeed! What a wonderful homecoming.

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  33. I hold you in my heart with healing prayers dear Arija… I am glad you were able to enjoy the beauty of spring through your window.

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  34. They are beautiful! I love seeing flowering trees, fruit trees like these!

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