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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Flowers on Saturday

This will be my fourth participation in Flowers on Saturday.As much as I love writing about Sanibel Island FL and sharing my pictures with you, I also LOVE taking photographs of flowers. People would look at me funny when amongst my other pictures I would also have lots of photos of flowers.  Well, who's crazy now!!  Turns out not me! LOL



The first photo that I shared a few weeks ago was a picture of a brilliant purple Clematis.  It wasn't mine.  I was dog sitting at a coworkers house and I took tons of pictures of their flowers.They were amongst the first ones that kinda looked at me as if I were crazy for taking so many photos of their flowers.  But later they turned some of my photos into a gift of  coffee mugs for each other.



These are my Clematis.  My father gave me a small vine at the end of the season last year.  It's about 3 ft high now and full of buds that are finally starting to bloom.  The purple isn't as vibrant as the earlier flower I shared but still pretty just the same.


Look at all those buds.  I can't believe how many flowers are on this tiny vine.  I can't wait to see them all open up!


Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend.  I am in Louisville KY and tonight is "Thunder Over Louisville"  The WORLD's largest fire works show which is the kickoff of the KY Derby Festival.  All kinds of events happening in the next two weeks leading up to the KY Derby, which is the 1st Saturday in May.


Linking with these fabulous parties









Thanks Ladies for hosting another week of fabulous photos and blog posts.


Gotta love these macro shots!!


I really do love them.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I truly appreciate it!!

38 comments:

  1. Your clematis is amazing, and your photos are stunning! Very nice!

    I take pics of my flowers, too! We must take so many pics because we really appreciate the beauty around us!

    I bet my cousins will be at Thunder over Louisville tonight. Have fun!

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    1. Thanks Del - I didn't make it to Thunder this year. So you have family in Louisville? Who are they? I know the odds are against me knowing them, but stranger things happen all the time.

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  2. Who is crazy now?

    If not you, is it me?

    But we are always crazy on photography, and flowers, and nature..

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  3. I love your story about your neighbors' creating beautiful mugs with your photographed flowers. Your own clematis is gorgeous. (I love my macros too!)

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    1. Thank you Cheryl - I thought it was kinda funny!

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  4. They are so pretty.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  5. It's hard to beat the beauty of clematis!

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    1. I know! It's a simple flower with a puffy center but I love them

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  6. Oh -- my clematis are loaded with buds just about ready to open. Lovely captures of this variety.

    Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. xoxo

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  7. Gorgeous photos! I need to perfect my close-ups, personally. ;)

    You dropped by Happy Hour Projects and asked a couple questions about metal stamping, but your profile is set to no-reply so I wasn't able to reply back to you... I'm happy to chat about it if you want to email me! adriannesurian at gmail dot com. I hate to leave a novel-length comment on a totally different kind of post, LOL!

    Adrianne
    Happy Hour Projects

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  8. What lovely shots! I simply love the colors!

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  9. Lovely flowers and very professional photos. Nice to meet you! New follower.

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    1. Thank you - I popped by your site as well - you have some amazing shots - I couldn't see where to follow you and I def want to

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  10. beautiful flowers, they would look lovely in my garden :))

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  11. thanks for your wonderful macro flowers! really great shots :)

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  12. Wow beautiful pictures! I love how the yellow just pops on the blue :)

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    1. Thank you very much Rebecca I really like how they turned out as well

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