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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wildflowers in Winter -

My friend Elizabeth Joy at Wildflower Morning, is inviting bloggers to join with her in an event that is sure to cheer up anyone with the winter blues.

She says: Every winter I find myself longing for spring. I just love the warming rays of sun and the wildflowers that start to open. It is my favorite time of year. Wildflowers bring me so much joy. So, I propose some wildflower fun this winter to take us into the first days of spring. I will have a different theme each week through the middle of March. Join right in by making a post on your blog fitting the theme.

This week, January 16-22, we will post our favorite wild flower picture from springs past.

I began using a camera in June of 2006 - the same time I started blogging. Prior to that the hubby was our camera man.

We had a small digital camera that was easy to use and carry. One day I dropped it on the concrete. Had I known how much I would enjoy the new camera, I would have dropped the old one much sooner.

When I read EJ's lovely idea, I decided to check back through my files to see if there were any pictures of wild flowers.

Success! I found my favorite photographs - because they were my ONLY photographs. This batch of photos is from May 27, 2007, a trip into the Blue Mountains.






She is right. I feel better already!


33 comments:

Beccy said...

I love your spring flowers.

Now I'm wondering should I drop that brick of a camera on concrete? Thing is I'd just feel too guilty!

MarmiteToasty said...

Goodness, what beautiful photos, you camera must be wellabit good to take such clear closeups...... ok now, can I use just any brick to drop on me camera or does it have to be a particular size ;)...

x

Sandy said...

You are right! I feel better already, too. Thanks for the pics and the bricks...sorry, couldn't help myself.

M@ said...

Huh. I thought this was going to be super-lame but that cheered me up. I can feel the sun already.

Beckie said...

I love this idea! I need something to help me with this case of the winter blahs.

Nekked Lizard Man said...

We are still experimenting with our landscaping and learning what plants will survive without water - coz we don't get too much and we don't want to waste our well-water, etc.

My son and I picked up a can of wildflower mix at Wal-mart and dumped half of it in an area near the house just off the back. We watered a few times just to get them started and forgot about them. About a month later, the entire backyard was filled with a variety of flowers and yes, we took lots of pictures. We also had honeybees and some hummers dropped by.

I love the maintenance-free aspect of the wildflowers and will do it again this year.... NLM

Simply Jenn said...

I love your pictures Pam. It can slmost make me forget it's 17 degrees outside.

Elizabeth Joy said...

You found some wonderful flowers! I'm so glad you joined in! This is so much fun. Almost as fun as a hike in the Blue Mountains. Spring will come.

Susie said...

Beautiful touch of spring during these chilly days! Thanks for your continued loving comments and prayers for Grandpa..Perhaps it is indeed the love in his heart that keeps him with us..
xo

Carla said...

Lovely pics. They certainly are cheery. Now you have me longing for spring.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Well taken, Pamela. They look beautiful.

Elizabeth Joy said...

Pamala,

I can't figure out how to delete the unneed link at Mister Linky. If you have some advice, let me know.

katy said...

such beautiful photos and that did brighten up my day thank you.

Rising Rainbow said...

I have no wild flower pictures to post but I must say this did cheer me up. And, like some of those who've commented before me, you've also given me ideas on how to deal with my camera. LOL

DesLily said...

beautiful Pam.. I especially like the first shot!! Nothing like that near me! lol

kailani said...

Those flowers are so cheery! I love wildflowers!

lisa's chaos said...

Oh Pam I love the flowers and your shots! you made me giggle when you said you would have dropped the old one sooner. :)

What a great idea! I love the wildflowers now. Hard to choose a favorite!

ellen b. said...

What wonderful photos. I'm getting more inspired to find wild flowers to photograph. I found a couple to share with the theme...

Robinella said...

Oh, I feel better too. Love them all, especially the little purple ones growing through the rocks.

Here's another photo thing I've decided to participate in.
http://roundrobinphoto.blogspot.com/

Looks like only held twice a month. Could be wrong on that, but I've seen some great photos in there! Yours would fit right in. :-)

mjd said...

Your pictures are lovely. I am joining the Wildflower adventure after our Fun Monday celebration. The orange flower is beautiful.

Masago said...

I'm feelin' better too.

ablondeblogger said...

Beautiful! I love flowers and I'm always so sad when they go away in the winter. I wish I could find those around here!

Jenni said...

I'm longing for a visit to the mountains! Probably not the ideal time of year for a visit, though. If it's cold in the flatlands, I imagine it only gets colder as the elevation climbs.

Kila said...

How beautiful! :)

Karmyn R said...

Nice - I am getting ready for spring, but doubt I'll be doing much yardwork this year.

Jettie said...

Beautiful!!1 i love them!!!!!!!!

coloursofdawn said...

Those are gorgeous and a great pickmeup with it being so cold.

Lana G! said...

I love visiting all these wildflower posts! It really is a wonderful mood adjuster!

Beautiful photos you have!
http://airmiles.wordpress.com/2008/01/19/wildflowers-in-winter-favorite-wildflower-photo/

Gumbo Lily said...

I'm having such a nice time looking at all these beautiful wildflowers while it's -10 outside my door! thanks for sharing yours.

Jody

mjd said...

My favorite wildflower pictures are up; come over for a visit.

Elizabeth Joy said...

Ok Pamala,

It is time that you learn the names of your wildflowers, so when you see them this spring, you will know who they are. The first red one is Indian Paintbrush, the second yellow one is coreopsis, next in purple is a wild onion followed by tall sturdy balsamroot, the last two are desert parsley.

Never mind if you didn't know the flower names though, you had the photos, and that is what counts in Wildflowers in Winter.

wolfbaby said...

Can I come stay with you for a couple days in the spring time? the girls would love it;)

Debbie said...

Beautiful flowers.