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I love bottle brush tree flowers. They feature a beautiful red hue and it’s easy to figure out how they got their name. I recently found out bottle brush trees are a native plant of Australia. This may explain why we have so many of them in San Diego, as the weather is similar here as in many parts of Australia.
I chose bottle brush tree flowers for the month of April in my 2013 photo calendar and I had a few pictures to choose from. My final pick was actually not my first choice. The photo below was. I love the angle of the flower, the deep green leaves on the left and the other red brushes in the background. And then, surprise surprise, there are two bees on this bottle brush tree flower: one at the bottom of it and one flying right in front of it. The only thing that stopped me from choosing this photo as my final selection was that the flying bee was out of focus. But hey, it wasn’t even supposed to be on the picture in the first place!
What do you think? Should I consider it for my 2014 photo calendar? Or does the blurry bee bother you? Make sure you click on the image for a larger view, especially if you want to see the bees better.
I think it’s a wonderful image, and the bee really adds to its charm. 🙂
Thank you! It’s kind of neat to see in what position bees actually fly.
Doesn’t bother me. With the vibrant color of the red, the bee almost appears as if in 3D!
Is the calendar ready for purchase yet? I’ve been holding off, waiting till you give me the go ahead. 🙂
Thanks, I’m glad you like it.
And thanks for reminding me about the calendar. I added a number of products to my store, not as much as I need to have but it’s a start. Of course, it will take a lot longer to get there, same as for this site.
So here we go for the links:
– Calendar direct link: http://www.zazzle.com/2013_calendar_photos_of_southern_california-158902296070950992?rf=238605573727313755
– Store direct link: http://www.zazzle.com/photosofnature?rf=238605573727313755
Zazzle has a coupon valid under Sunday for $5 off $30, $10 off $50 and $25 off $100. The coupon code is SAVEMOREDEAL. I didn’t see any deal for calendars yet, but this is pretty good still. I might use it to buy my calendar for my own friends and family.
Thanks so much for supporting me in this effort. I really appreciate all your help!
Did you mean that the coupon offer was valid until Sunday or only on Sunday? I’ll definitely take advantage of it. And now, I must apologize, because I’m having the weirdest sense of deja vu–like you already told me this. If so, forgive me. My mind is not cooperating, but I will bookmark these pages now. 🙂
I didn’t give you these links already but they’ve been on the site for a few days, so no, you’re not dreaming.
As for the coupon, it says it’s valid until next Sunday so you have a few days to take advantage of it. Sometimes they give you a coupon valid for one single day. Talk about impulsive shopping! 🙂
Thanks! It’s on my list for tomorrow. 🙂
No, thank YOU!
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The bee adds dimension to an already great pic.
Thanks, it’s starting to grow on me.