Some little blooms that make you smile
And you start the day with joy in your heart
Flowers could be just that -
Giving you a world of colors
So color me red for now.
Posts Tagged ‘home garden’
Posted in flowers and blooms, gardens, guilty pleasures, home garden, life, nature, photography, silence speaks, tagged Close to Nature, Closer to God, flowers and blooms, home garden, life, nature, photography on September 4, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Some little blooms that make you smile
Posted in blessings, Closer to God, life, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts, tagged a bit of myself, Close to Nature, home garden, life, silence speaks, thoughts on August 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Caught between the early morning light and the fading dawn
I sit and watch the stillness of the moment
Waiting for the sun to show its face
And I find peace….
Posted in city gardening, Close to Nature, flowers and blooms, home garden, photography, tagged Close to Nature, flowers and blooms, gardening, home garden, photography, Zinnias on August 7, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Despite the erratic weather that we’re having now, some of my garden plants are showing great promise including my pink Zinnias and Hoya orchids. Sometimes, I wish I could document every stage of their growth. This is as close as I can get, some macro shots of my Zinnia blooms.
Too bad I didn’t catch the orange hue of the rising sun. For several mornings now, I was rewarded with a magnificent view of the early morning – the stillness of dawn, the array of blue and orange painted by unseen Hands, the gentle kiss of a morning breeze. It would have been nice to capture all of it but the scene was marred by tangled electric wires and it made me sad. Color me orange once again and I’ll be happy. These made my morning.
My Vanda orchid is showing off again with two stems laden with lovely red-orange blooms.
More practice with macro shots!
(Note: So I won’t forget…this is my 1,250th blog post)
Posted in Close to Nature, Closer to God, flowers and blooms, gardens, home garden, photography, tagged Close to Nature, Closer to God, flowers and blooms, guilty pleasures, home garden, nature, photography, rain lilies, Zinnia flowers on June 19, 2013 | 3 Comments »
It’s been raining since Monday prompting most schools and universities to declare “no classes” in most areas here in Metro Manila. The start of the week was marred by horrendous traffic, leaving so many flood prone areas in waist deep water. This is a perennial problem in our country every time the rainy season sets in.
This morning though, the sun bravely showed its face and look what I saw in the garden while emptying our small pond with rain water. I can’t resist taking a few shots (as always).
These are called rain lilies and they produce these tiny flowers during the rainy season. I planted some in a corner of our garden, the rest I put in a vase. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw these tiny blooms. They somehow erased the gloomy atmosphere of the morning.
This is my first Zinnia bloom this season. I planted them from dried flowers which our village gardener gave me a few months ago.
Yes, aglaonema plants have flowers too which are quite similar to the flowers of spathiphyllum plants and green foliage anthuriums.
Posted in Close to Nature, Closer to God, flowers and blooms, gardens, life, photography, tagged Close to Nature, Closer to God, flowers and blooms, home garden, life, nature, photography, Pink Angel flower on May 20, 2013 | 5 Comments »
I bought a pot of this Pink Angel years ago. When it stopped flowering, I planted some cuttings in two small pots but it took so long for it to show those lovely pink blooms, that is, until now. It’s a sort of vine and shrub combined. I never knew its exact name because I could not find such similar blooms on the net. It’s a Pink Angel, the vendor told me, so be it!
Posted in blessings, Close to Nature, Closer to God, flowers and blooms, gardens, guilty pleasures, photography, tagged Close to Nature, flowers and blooms, gardenia, guilty pleasures, home garden, life, nature, photography on April 29, 2013 | 7 Comments »
Every year, I am gifted with the heady scent of a gardenia bloom. The previous years, I was just so happy seeing one or two, three at the most blooming all at once. This year though, they bloomed early and almost every tip of my gardenia shrub has buds. I can’t resist making a flower arrangement. These are flowers of my childhood, mom used to grow them lined at the walkway going to our front door.
Posted in Close to Nature, Closer to God, flowers and blooms, guilty pleasures, home garden, life, photography, tagged Close to Nature, Closer to God, flowers and blooms, home garden, life, lirio, photography, Pink-striped trumpet lily on March 15, 2013 | 3 Comments »
Before you say I am obsessed, I really am. I love documenting every bloom in my small garden. My three varieties of lilies are in bloom again, will take shots of the orange ones and the Amazon lilies in a few days. It’s almost summer now and the few perennials I have in my garden are showing off. Call them Lirio, Bakong, or Pink-striped trumpet lily, these are bulb plants that are so easy to propagate. Put them in partial shade when they are newly planted and let them enjoy the sun all year-long after the bulbs have grown.
Oh, it was a four-day love affair with my camera and these lovely pink blooms.