Blooming Tuesday

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay

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  1. thanks for adding some summer to my wintery day :)

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  2. Stunning, are those Proteas in the last pic of the second row?

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  3. Beautiful, Tammy. It’s a somewhat dark, gloomy day here in New Hampshire. It’s lovely to begin my day with a poem that motivates me to appreciate my world a little more deeply. Your photos are beautiful and included several flowers we just don’t see around here. Lovely!

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    • The poem took some selecting as my favorite was just highlighted on another blog and there are many spoken about flowers.

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  4. Great pics Tammy! I have a thing for Hydrangeas and I’m loving how it has come out in the picture. Also, the 2nd picture in the 3rd row, is it a Dahlia?

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  5. Pic in the upper right-hand corner opened my heart. Thank you.

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  6. Lisa H

     /  July 26, 2011

    Wow, just amazing. The photos of flowers from my childhood brought back many wonderful memories. Mom’s favorite is the hydrangea which we planted in front of the living room one Mother’s Day. My favorite are the cactus flowers.

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    • Thanks Lisa. I really like the red flower on the vine too but I haven’t identified it yet.

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      • Lisa H

         /  July 26, 2011

        Looks like a passion flower. I haven’t had luck with them and the caterpillars like them. Is the photo from your yard?

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  7. Beautiful photos, Tammy. They remind of my resolve to draw some flowers a la Josef Frank. Where did the time go?! Perhaps I will draw some of yours, if you don’t mind.

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  8. Beautiful! They make me feel so calm and relax :)

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  9. Sally Mom

     /  July 26, 2011

    SWEET!
    Love the poem, Love the flowers.
    Love my hydrangeas. When I was small, I thought of them as “old lady ” flowers. Now I am an old lady and I still love them!
    Thanks Dear tammy!

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  10. Ravi

     /  July 26, 2011

    Great to start the morning with this visual treat

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  11. Beautiful!!

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  12. Brum Darling

     /  July 26, 2011

    Lisa H is right. The red one is a passion flower. We have them in our yard and they attract monarch butterflies. Great shots, Tam… thanks!
    Brum

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    • Thanks Brum. I don’t think I would’ve guessed that. Do you make tea from them?

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  13. Beautiful shots! You’ve inspired me to wander about my own place and take a few shots. We had blooms on some veggies and spices from our CSA here in the Phoenix area a couple of months ago, but now that we’re in in July it’s primarily root veggies, melons, and tomatoes.

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  14. Gorgeous! Just what I needed. Thanks, Tammy! :D

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  15. Lovely flower show, thanks ;-)

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  16. Gorgeous!

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  17. The best thing about photography is being able to capture some of the beauty of nature without harming it – and being able to return to it again and again and again. Love your pics, Tammy, and thanks!

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  18. Gorgeous selection, Tammy!

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  19. Oh, what a lovely poem! And these photos make me think of my mum, an indefatigable flower-photo-taker-but-not-picker. :)

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  20. Divine, Tammy. It takes strength to touch, and not try to possess. Beauty like this is so transient but utterly breathtaking.

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  21. Sunny beautiful photos! I like what kateshrewsday just said. That strength to be with the presence of the flowers and not possess. To simply be with the beauty and perhaps lean down and smell the sweet perfume.

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  22. glorious! I love the beauty and simplicity of this–the poet distills these feelings into 4 lines, and you treat us to a visual feast. thank you.

    curious: what favorite poem was already highlighted in another blog?

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  23. Ah…at last! I can sit and oogle beautiful flowers that my deer friends cannot reach! :D Gorgeous, Tammy, and I am assuming these are all in your yard.

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  24. We are in thunder storm watch here, thank you for a giving us a pop of beauty!!

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  25. Wonderful, Tammy! And I loved to see an ARTICHOKE among the flowers! :D

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  26. Oh, this is simply GORGEOUS…and what a perfect quote, which I’ve not read before – thank you for the upliftment, Tammy!!

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  27. you are so welcome. I love the word upliftment!

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