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29 February 2012 @ 04:23 pm
More pictures  
A proper update to come soon, but I spent some of the other day out in the yard with the camera, taking pictures of more things as they slowly start to bloom.

I know y'all are probably tired of flowers, but I really love to take pictures of my mum's gardens and flowers. So yeah.

The little grape hyacinths are poking their heads up.


More daffodils--the white ones with yellow throats have started to bloom.

More white ones (ignore the flecks on them, if you see them, because we had our driveway finished with tar and chips)

White ones with orange throats--this picture is a particular favorite of mine.




More purple crocuses, a slightly different shading.


White with faintly purple streaks--we suspect interbreeding between the whites and purples.

And a pure white one :)

We also have two pineapple plants blooming, so I can start the "life of the pineapple" series I want to do.

The first and older of the two, dubbed Spikette:
If you look close, you can see a little purple flower opening on the side.

And the newer one, dubbed Spike:

Hope you enjoyed!
snapesbeatricesnapesbeatrice on March 1st, 2012 12:52 am (UTC)
Spring flowers are so wonderfully bright and fresh. Looks like a lovely time of year there.
Gelseygelsey on March 1st, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)
It is lovely. The flowers always cheer me up a bit.
droxydroxy on March 1st, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
Lordy those are pretty!
Gelseygelsey on March 1st, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)
Aren't they?

I can't wait for the trees to start blooming. The willows are leafing, and the maples, so any day now the dogwoods and redwoods and Bradford pears will start blooming.
snapesbeatricesnapesbeatrice on March 1st, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
Just looked up a picture of flowering Bradford pear trees. Wow! It will be glorious when all of those different trees are in bloom.
babsbybendbabsbybend on March 1st, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
"If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves
alone to thee are left,
Sell one & from the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul"

- Muslihuddin Sadi,
13th Century Persian Poet

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

--William Wordsworth

What the frog said:
"Crocus, crocus."

--Barb Brutsch

Yummm, pineapple!
Gelseygelsey on March 1st, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
Ooooh, pretty poem.

That Wordsworth one is one of my favorite poems of all time. "And my heart with pleasure fills / and dances with the daffodils."



Generally Mischiefangel_vixen on March 1st, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
I still want to play with the hyacinths.
Gelseygelsey on March 1st, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Heee, I know, yeah? Jelly making flowers ;)
reg_flint on March 4th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Our whole family is amazed at your subject matter and photographic skills.
Your pics are made of awesome....and I very rarely gush, to take it to heart.
Gelseygelsey on March 4th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Aww thank you! I'm so glad you like them. I really try hard to make them look good :) thank you again!