Saturday, February 16, 2013

Focusing on Life Week 7: Beauty of Flowers

I was trying my darndest NOT to take pictures of the roses in my front yard for this week's Focusing on Life prompt.

But, with overcast skies and a stuffy head, I didn't get too far from the house. Plus, when the clouds finally parted yesterday afternoon, it cast this gorgeous light on my front yard that I knew was perfect for picture-taking.
I was right wasn't I?

Now, I still find it hard to believe that I have pink roses in my front yard. I've never been a huge fan of the color pink and roses just always seem to be over-done. However, our landscapers put these in almost two years ago and there is not yet a season that they don't bloom. I LOVE that. . .seriously. I'm smitten with the fact that there are constantly flowers blooming in my yard. It's fantastic. I can overlook the fact that they're pink and that they're roses because there are FLOWERS.BLOOMING.HERE!!!
And there are lots of them!

What is it about flowers that women love so much? For me, I think it's that burst of color and the gentleness to them.
Yeah, I think Sally got it right. . .there's just something about the Beauty of Flowers.
Head over to The Studio Sublime to see what other beauties were captured on camera this week.

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful roses! It's still winter here, although the roses are beginning to come to life. Hope you had a great time at Mardi Gras!

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  2. I'm very happy you gave in to your front yard Roses, they are gorgeous. And I always love how the light and shadow can make them even more beautiful!

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  3. I think you are right - the color and gentleness! Beautiful roses.

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  4. Your roses are beautiful and you took such great pictures of them.

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  5. Your roses are gorgeous -- I cannot wait for spring to arrive here in NC.

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  6. These are beautiful pink roses indeed!! I'm glad they bloom all the time for you - I miss it when ours don't! I especially love the last shot - it's awesome!!

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  7. I've got to agree. There is something almost magical about how we can have flowers blooming all year here on the Gulf coast. My mother has a tangerine rose that has even been in bloom while covered with a dusting of snow (on one of the rare snow days).
    Roses aside, I still prefer lupine and blanket flower blooming without human touch.

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  8. How lovely to have those right in your front yard!

    (no. 45 this week)

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  9. Gorgeous and lucky to have flowers blooming right now. We have clouds. And gray. And clouds.... Gorgeous roses!

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  10. Well, if you hadn't confessed, I would not have known you don't have a thing for roses! They are lovely!

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  11. Love your pics of your roses. Pink is my favorite color and I love roses. It will be several months before anything blooms here. You are lucky.

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  12. Kristi- I think it was a god choice too. Buckling right when I did and the light was so perfect was divine intervention of some sort. Thanks so much!

    Mary- Aw, thanks!! I had a nice time standing out in the bushes in the sunshine getting the shots. I'm sure my neighbors were intrigued ;)

    Shel- If they didn't bloom all the time, I would totally be less enthralled with them than I am. Yeah, that last shot was one of my favorites too, I kept cropping it to get it just right. Thank you for your sweet words!

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  13. such beauty right outside your door! gorgeous :)

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  14. I'm jealous. I can't plant anything or the goats will just munch it right down. Hungry buggers.

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  15. Well, pink is my favorite color, so I'm glad you went with the roses!! I love the first shot with the angle and the light.

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  16. Lucky you to have roses in bloom right now! I love the last shot, the graphic design of the petals shapes and the light and shadows, beautiful!

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  17. Same here, pink not my first choice, roses neither. But boy are those just blooming beauties, right outside your door how could you possibly resist! Wonderful shots!

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  18. Patty- Now I'm jealous. I've been wanting some goats for a while. I guess I would have to keep them confined to the back yard! Thanks for popping by and giving me the smile :)

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  19. That's too funny, Hope! Guess what my first picture is! Yes, pink roses! Such beautiful photos.

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  20. Yes indeedy, you got the light just right here. Especially where it comes shining through the petals. I'm not a big fan of pink either but in a your roses it is gorgeous.

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  21. ... the scent I think! ; ) Yes, I love how the light is hitting it kind of sideways. Beautiful roses Hope.

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  22. you lucky girl to have those beauties blooming all the time in your yard! and some gorgeous pictures of them!

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  23. They are gorgeous. You are lucky to have such beautiful roses growing in your yard. I can never get them to grow properly. I had one bush that made a couple of flowers a year and then we moved. :( Celebrate and enjoy your roses. I think they are beautiful.

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  24. Cynthia- Yes, lucky indeed. I was so lucky the yard guys put those in as they wouldn't have been my first choice but I really enjoy having constant blooms. Thank you!

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  25. So glad you have such beauty to admire, even if they aren't your favorite color. Enjoy!

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  26. Marlene- Favorite color or not, they are a lovely sight to behold each day and I'm thankful to have them. Thank you! :)

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  27. I know they're pink but these are still very pretty and I'm sure a lovely site to see each day!! I would love a sign of Spring right now!!

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  28. Talk about some incredible shots. Thank you for sharing them.

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