Flowers

First, let me wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I’m linking this to Cee’s Flower of the Day!

I’m really feeling the end of spring and summer and the arrival of winter. I know and expect the seasons to change. Why, the changing seasons is the one thing I kept saying I missed the whole time I lived in Florida. Now, springtime was amazing here. Summer was fantastic here. Even Fall was beautiful — even though I knew what it was ushering in! And now they’ve disappeared.  So, now that Christmas is over, bring on the Spring and Summer! But since I must be patient, I’m posting some of the flowers we have enjoyed at our new home over the past spring and summer seasons.

Although we haven’t yet gotten into the really cold and snowy days yet (coming soon, I’m sure), all the plants and trees around me are dormant (look dead) and I really miss the beauty (and the warmth) of spring, summer, and fall. So, to bring a little sunshine into this new year, I’m posting a bunch of the flowers we discovered here at our new house this past year. I have no idea what most of them are called. If anyone feels so inclined to enlighten me, please feel free to do so! 🙂

Daffodils

Daffodils

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosebuds

Rosebuds

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On a bush

On a bush

Dahlia

Dahlia

Dahlia

Dahlia

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One lone Sunflower among the Dahlias

One lone Sunflower among the Dahlias

Day Lily

Day Lily

September - first changing leaves

September – first changing leaves

iPhriday – Pretty in Pink!

iPhriday is a day to share photos you have taken with your cell phone.

I ran across this photo challenge on another blog I follow and it looks like fun so I thought I’d participate with some new hibiscus in our yard this morning!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: New

The Daily Post says:

NEW

Possibility. Opportunity. Potential. As another year gets underway, let’s celebrate the new.

 

Rosebuds

Rosebuds

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colors

This week’s challenge is all about VIBRANT COLORS.

[ARTful] Salvage
Shelly Rae Wood
Photo taken at Boktoberfest 2014
For more info on her work, click here

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Artist: Joshua Almond
Basswood, 2011
Photo taken at Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

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Grocery Store Bouquet
Walmart

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