Sunday, May 10, 2015

10 on 10 May


"The Earth laughs in flowers." 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


May is a beautiful month in my part of Northern California. The temperatures have not yet reached unbearable highs and the air is filled with the scent of beautiful flowers. 

This month I have been surrounded by gorgeous blooms. I have only 3 rose bushes but they bloomed prolifically in my favorite colors: a honey gold and a perfect pink. Then, on a mid-week excursion to my local Trader Joe's I was pleasantly surprised to find peonies! I've never had peonies before so I jumped at the chance to bring some home. They did not disappoint and I am very motivated to try growing some. Lastly, my dear in-laws surprised me with a Mother's Day bouquet of blossoms in the most gorgeous purples, oranges and yellows. Sigh...I do so love flowers!  












And I know they are not flowers but I just couldn't resist including these two images of succulents that arrived in the mail as a surprise. A dear friend of mine sent me all these starts after I told her Gus the Wonderbeagle had taken to eating the few I had planted (one of which she had previously sent me).  Seriously...I'm in succulent heaven! 




Thanks you for humoring me while I showcase some of my favorite flower images this month.  I just couldn't help myself. Please continue on to Trine's gorgeous blog...and don't forget to leave some comment love! 






10 comments:

  1. Such lovely details and tones in these images. Beautifully done ~ the succulents are superb!

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  2. Lovely images, as always, Laura - and thanks for the tip that the peonies have arrived at TJ's - I'll be there soon! Such a sweet succulent story too, gotta love friends like that :)

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  3. Such beautiful, romantic shots, Laura. And I love the succulent collage! Beautiful work. Love the way you've edited. Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  4. I love your flower images, they are so beautiful. One of my biggest favourites are the peony. I have two of them in my garden, but they are just peeking out from the ground waiting for some warmer degrees. In the meantime I will look at yours ;-)

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  5. Love all the colors and textures you captured in these flowers. And isn't Trader Joe's the best?

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  6. Once, again, Laura--amazingly beautiful shots. The colors and light are amazing and that succulent arrangement is so artfully done. I love it.

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  7. These are just gorgeous! I can't wait for my yard to start filling with flowers! Beautiful images!

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  8. Your blog this month is so colorful, makes me wanna go out and buy me flowers! Love the soft tones you used to edit!

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  9. I love the flower details, and the fun uniqueness of the succulents. Have fun with them!

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  10. Hi there. I love all these beautiful flower images. Just so gorgeous. I'm starting to make more photos with my phone as you can see from my post. I'm going to watch Kim's little primer on IG so I can do more with it. You were so helpful with it, but alas I didn't do much with it and then forgot. LOL

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