I am not sure what these pink flowers are, but if anyone can enlighten me, I will add that information as an edit to this post!
Cee’s FOTD 1/20/20
I found these clematis flowers so striking – I’d never seen them in these colors. Posted for Cee’s FOTD 1/7/20.
One of my favorite spots to visit in the Chicago area is the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It’s nice to visit during different times of year when different plants and flowers are featured. And in December, there is Lightscape – a light show that takes over the gardens four nights a week during the holiday season. (Click on the link above to see my post about this show.)
In February or early March is the annual orchid show.
Besides orchids, there are other beautiful flowers and plants on display, such as this pitcher plant…
and cactus in the desert greenhouse.
In May, I love to see the fields of poppies...
…and wander around to delight in other spring beauties.
In the summer, my friend Marcia and I head to the butterfly pavilion.
And of course, in July there is a lot more beauty that surrounds us as we stroll through the gardens.
During December’s Lightscape, there is not much to see in the way of flowering plants, but that’s OK because the light show is spectacular! Dress warmly!
These are from the orchid show last March at Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Posted for Cee’s FOTD 12/17/19.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is my favorite color: Green!!
Here’s an essay I wrote years ago about green, in a series about colors. Yes, I know this is a PHOTO challenge but I am going to try to combine the photos and narrative.
Green is the best color because it is the color of nature: plants and trees are green.
When it rains, everything looks greener than ever.
In fact, “green” is the new code word for the environmentally conscious. If you are green, you are committed to recycling and conserving the natural resources of our Earth.
Green is a combination of two primary colors, blue and yellow, so it has the coolness of blue and the brightness of yellow.
There are many hues of green, created by adding more blue for a deeper, darker green or more yellow for a lighter or brighter green.
Green is everywhere. It’s the color of land on a globe because the land looks green from space.
It’s the color of leaves in the summer …
and pine trees all year round. (Both photos taken in northern Wisconsin.)
It’s one of the colors of Christmas!
When I see a stand of evergreens, I smell the aroma associated with them – the sharp smell of pine. Pine candles are green and I love to smell them!
Green is the color of many good things to eat: lettuce, spinach, broccoli, peas, beans, sweet peppers. These foods are healthy too, so it’s important to eat them every day. Green represents how plants eat: chlorophyll makes leaves green and it is chlorophyll that captures energy from sunlight and converts it into food for the plant. We humans get some of this energy when we eat green foods.
Humans can learn a lesson from the plants and capture sunlight for our own energy needs. In a greenhouse, sunlight comes in and keeps plants warm as well as provides energy for them to stay healthy. We too can be “green” by eating healthy foods, consuming renewable energy from the sun, and enjoying the beauties of nature: the brown earth, the green grass and plants, and the multitude of colors of flowers, birds, butterflies and other creatures.
People who like green will use green for things in their daily life – drive a green car, wear green clothes, or maybe paint a door green!
American cemeteries are usually covered in green grass which is kept neatly mowed. Green is often conducive for quiet contemplation.
Taken after rain showers…
Posted for: Cee’s FOTD 10/9/19
Equipment: Sony Alpha 68 18-55mm lens
Date: September 15, 2019
At: Point Defiance Park Rose Garden, Tacoma, WA
Taken at rose garden of Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA
Posted for Cee’s FOTD 10/7/19.
An amazing variety of dahlias were on display at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. This was at the “Dahlia Trial Garden” sponsored by the Washington State Dahlia Society. This is the ball form of dahlia.
Cee’s Flower of the Day, 10/1/19.
I took many photos of flowers at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma shortly after it had rained. This is a beauty from the rose garden.
Posted for Cee’s FOTD 9/29/19. (I am sticking to flowers as long as possible – I don’t want to let go of summer! When there are beautiful fall leaves to photograph, I may post them here. So far, I haven’t seen any.)