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Published Saturday, December 18, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tillandsia caerulea flower

NOTE: Just updated this post, the tag had said it was tillandsia paleacea but an expert said no, it’s a caerulea. I checked on google images and they are correct! I’ve had this air plant for several years on this north window sill in Seattle. Sometimes some other tillandsia plant stems just seem to appear in the bowl, but I never see them attached. I basically ignore it, soak when I can remember. Over two months ago (!!) a long flower stem emerged. This week a tiny, delicate flower finally showed, and it’s very fragrant! Wow and wow.

Fragrant purple flower about half an inch wide of tillandsia paleacea, with one or two more blooms to come

 

Bowl of tillandsias, one tall spike finally flowering

 

Pretty gray-green color of tillandsia air plants

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Published Monday, September 27, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Late hydrangeas

When the petals of your hydrangea flowers get a little like crepe paper, they dry very well. Put in a vase with a half inch of water. By the time the water evaporates, the flowers will be dried enough to last and last.

Colors of mauve, purple and soft blue appear as the blue flowers mature and get ready to dry.

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Published Monday, August 9, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Two flowerbeds

My backyard a couple of weeks ago in late July. Don’t the pointy iris leaves look good?

Cosmos and speedwell (veronica), with blue hydrangeas in the background

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Published Thursday, July 29, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Deck flowers

My friend Cindy has the most incredible flowers. These were in flower boxes on her deck last month.

Purple petunias and other annual flowers on a summertime deck

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Published Friday, July 2, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender and bees

I just got a new camera, a Canon G9X Mark II. It’s been several years and I was overdue. Here is the first video I’ve shot with it.

Here’s a still shot. Pretty nice, don’t you think?

Playing with focus with my new Canon G9X

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Published Monday, May 17, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Backlit irises

Glorious spring weather this weekend in Seattle. The red roses (‘Crimson Glory’?) are on a bush I rooted myself! Beyond the little plum tree, the rest of the yard is my lovely neighbor’s.

Backlit purple-and-white irises and roses in my back yard

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Published Sunday, May 9, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Iris macro

Irises not only come in every color of the rainbow, they are even fragrant.

Tall purple and white iris flower, close up

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Published Thursday, May 6, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring lilacs and bluebells

My morning view of the front yard. Planting the bluebells only three years ago was a success! Soon they will fade but the roses and lavender will take over. If only the lilacs lasted longer.

Lilacs and bluebells blooming in springtime

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Published Friday, April 30, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Double lilacs

Most lilac blossoms have only one row of petals. But this one has an abundance of everything lilac.

Almost fully open panicle of double lilac blossoms

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Published Friday, April 2, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snake’s head flower

I’ve always called these checkered tulips, which they are not; they are fritillaria. A very cute early spring bulb flower, just showing in my garden now. I was charmed to hear them called snake’s head flower, something new to me. The buds DO look like that, don’t they?

Almost looking fake, these fritillaria are also called snake’s heads.

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Published Friday, April 2, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Muscari buds

Sometimes the bud stage is as nice as the fully flowering one. The sense of promise! This patch of grape hyacinths or muscari is getting ready to bloom very soon.

Blue grape hyacinth buds get ready to bloom

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Published Friday, March 19, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Crocus flowers

Don’t you just love the cheery crocus, blooming so early?

White and purple crocus flowers with their darling orange centers

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