If you enjoy my photos and would like to purchase some, I want to thank you! Simply visit my Zazzle online shop and browse the product offerings. If there’s a photo you would like to purchase but don’t see it in my shop, please contact me by using the Contact form at the bottom of my home page and let me know which photos you are interested in purchasing, and in what format / medium.
I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s Challenge is: Flowers.
Yeah! Flowers are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. I used quite a few photos of flowers in my 2013 12-month photo calendar, didn’t I?
Why do I love photographing flowers so much? First, they still mostly still, unlike my kids, so I can take my time and find the best angle to photograph them. Unless my kids are standing very impatiently by my side… Second, flowers come in tons of different colors. I love pink and purple (you’ll see one of my most favorite flowers below) but really, flowers look great in almost any color. Third, on top of their awesome colors, some flowers can even smell good. Ah, our world is such a wonderful place…
For this photo challenge on flowers, I’ll share a few photos I took during my most recent visit to the San Diego Botanic Garden. I have many more photos to share about this visit, including some of the most amazing topiary I’ve ever seen. So if you’d like to see them, make sure you subscribe to this blog (sign up in the left sidebar), or to my Facebook page.
It’s one thing to like flowers and take photos of them. It’s another to know the names of the flowers you photograph. Even when I visit the San Diego Botanic Garden, I manage to take photos of flowers that are not labeled, so several of the flowers below will remain nameless, unless you know their names and you’re kind enough to share in the Comments section.
Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.
Here’s one of my most favorite flower in San Diego. It starts blooming in large patches in January, for about two months – a beautiful way to celebrate winter here. I believe this is called a Pink Aster. And it’s my favorite color too!
What goes well with flowers? Bees! Here’s a bee on cactus flowers. Very cute, small, yellow flowers as you can see, smaller than a bee. Unfortunately I don’t know what type of cactus this is.
Many types of cactus are blooming at this time of year, and aloe is no exception. The one in the front is called Red Aloe, the one in the back Gold Aloe. Don’t they look great?
My last flower pick is some type of daisy. Unfortunately its petals are not in great shape but I really like the angle of this photo.
Stay tuned for a couple more posts on my visit to the San Diego Botanic Garden. I promise you won’t be disappointed, especially with the topiary I found throughout the garden.
That pink aster is gorgeous! As for the daisy, its petals look like how I feel in January and February. 😉
I just LOVE those pink flowers. I don’t see them all year and suddenly, right in the middle of January they pop up! I’m glad they don’t seem to have suffered from the frost much.
Unlike my fingertips… They turn white in the cold. Not fun. I need to move to San Diego. 🙂
I think you do too! I don’t know about Mr Rubin but I bet your kids would love it. 😉
We’d all love it. But I’d miss my gorgeous falls. They almost make winter worth it. Almost.
I hear you. Fall is usually our hottest season here, along with the wildfires, so I could do with your fall. I think you need two homes for half of the year each.
Yeah, I’ll get right on that. 😉
I should add our frosty days seem to be gone and we’ve enjoyed ridiculously high temperatures this past few days, around 80 degrees every day. I thought I’d just run it in…
Gee. Thank you. 😉
The aloe flowers are stunning. 🙂
Indeed they are! They almost look like tall flames with their gold and red hues.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!
Pingback: Busy bees on cactus flowers « Milka Pejovic