Friday, May 4, 2012

Flowers on Saturday (#6 for me)

I have been working on a completely different post this week at work whenever I have had a spare moment. The pictures that I wanted to share are stored on my work computer and I had placed them in the post and was working on the commentary here and there when I had the time.

I came home tonight and finally sat down to finish it. I opened the draft with the title I had given it and did a double take...blinked my eyes several times...moved the cursor up and down, back and forth and even sideways ...made several mouse clicks in different areas of the box....and finally just stopped, slack-jawed and stared...yes, stared in disbelief at an EMPTY box. No pictures, no dialog, no ANYTHING.. NADA...but a title. What the heck? Where was my post that I have been working on all week.  SERIOUSLY...where?

Has that ever happened to you?  My post is gone, totally and completely gone.  Now I could understand that if I had only worked on the post once -I would think that I had forgotten to save it somehow.  But I have worked on it several different times throughout the week, so something should have been in the darn box!  I repeat.."What the heck? "

Okay...deep breath...exhale...and moving on....My contribution for Flowers on Saturday.....( I love this shot )  All of the photos for this post are unedited...straight out of the camera.

If you recall from last week, I mentioned that it was Derby time here in Kentucky.  One of the florists in our area dropped off an arrangement at the office.  I think they are trying to obtain our corporate account and we have all enjoyed their efforts at persuing us.  The arrangement is really beautiful and Derby themed.  Notice the horseshoe on the vase?

The arrangement contains primarily roses and lillies.  The Kentucky Derby race is also called "The Run for the Roses"  The winning horse is draped with a large garland of perfect red roses in the winners circle after the race.

Lesser known is "THE OAKS" race.  This is a race run on the Friday before Derby Saturday.  This day has become the favorite day for us locals to hit the track.  Today was the 138th running of "The Kentucky Oaks" race.  This event has also become just as big as the Kentucky Derby so us locals may have to come up with a lesser crowded day to claim as ours. 

The actual Kentucky Oaks race is run strictly by fillies - no boys allowed.  The winner of the Kentucky Oaks race is draped with a garland of "star gazer" lillies.  Hence the term "Lillies for the Fillies".

The Kentucky Oaks race was won today by a filly named "Believe You Can".  Don't you just love that name?  I do, not only because it is inspiring, but because I drew that name in one of the office pools, so she is a winner and I am too!!  It was just a small pot ($2.00 per horse so I won about $28.00) but a win is a win and it made me happy.  I also drew names out of pools for tomorrow's KY Derby race so keep your fingers crossed!

On another note - Do you guys ever have trouble uploading your photos to your posts?  I have been trying for over 30 minutes and still haven't been able to upload another picture that I want to share.  Nor is this the first time that I have had trouble doing so.....ugh!!!

Wow.....success at last.  Anyway, that explains the significance of pairing the roses and lillies at this particular time in Louisville KY.

Lillies of the Valley and greenery are the only other things in the bouquet.  We have this in the entry foyer and everyone who walks by comments on how lovely this thing is, even the guys!!

My goodness, this is going to sound like I am complaining but that is not my intent.  I love blogging, truly love it.  But it has taken me over two hours to get this post together and I have pretty much been working on it without interuption.  I did have the issues uploading the photos that added to the time.  Being new at this I guess I just didn't realize how much time it actually takes to do this.  And I haven't even made the actual linkups below with my post.  Nor have I visited others at the parties yet.

I am just mentioning this in case there are other newbies reading this and I want to give thanks and kudos to all of you who manage to post more than once a week. Kudos and thanks to those of you who host the linky parties and visit each and every person who has linked to your party.  You guys are amazing.  Amazing!! I so admire your dedication.  I hope to become more like you as time goes by.

Thanks to everyone who stops by - I hope you like what you see!!!  THANK YOU for making my day!

I'll be linking with....

Flowers on Saturday

Weekend Flowers

Your Sunday Best

Sunday Snapshot

The Simple Things


  1. Your photos are stunning and I'm so happy you were able to post them to share with us. I'm really sorry to hear about all the problems you've been having and I know you're not alone. I've been hearing a lot of buzz lately about posts disappearing. It happened to me once and I haven't the slightest idea why. I saved it, I know I saved it, and then went back and it was empty. The next couple of blog posts after that I started copying the HTML code in a document folder if I didn't finish the post in one sitting. It was a lot of extra work, but I knew it would be there if I lost another post. Yikes!

  2. The flower bouquet is just gorgeous and your shots are beautiful. I especially love the Lily photos.

  3. These are all lovely. Your up close rose shot really caught my eye in the Saturday Flowers linkup. I would love it if you would share it in my floral themed linkup, too! Here is the link... http://www.photosbyleanne.net/2012/05/flower-art-friday-for-may-4-2012.html

    Hope to see you there!

  4. Beautiful flowers and photos -- thank you for linking up to Rural Thursday Blog Hop this week.

  5. A very interesting post!. And gorgeous photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I agree with you, some of the linky hosts out there are so great at time management!
    Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

  6. Beautiful flowers. The close up shots are wonderful.

  7. Beautiful floers and your photos of them are so great.
    Wishing you a creativ sunday.
    Greetings from Hilda

  8. Så otroligt vackra blommor!
    Ha en fin dag!

  9. Stunning arrangement! The roses and lilies are gorgeous!

  10. Wonderful flowers, such beautiful colors ... great ...
    Best regards, Karin

  11. Sorry about the spelling - I had my language switched to German where Z & Y are interposed.

  12. You have very beautiful flowerpictures here. I have learn textures from Kim Klassen

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

  14. Oh my, such perfect red and pink combos! And all those great photos are straight out of the camera ... perfection! ... especially the close-up of the rose petal texture ... I too love to shoot flowers that way, getting the impression of flower without explicitly saying flower, I always think of it as a photographic version of Georgia O'Keefe's work.


  15. That bouquet must make your home smell wonderful. Lillies and roses, some of the most fragrant flowers, just beautiful.

  16. A wonderful flower bouquet and beautiful Macro photos from the rose.
    Kind regards, Synnöve

  17. What lovely flowers and photo's. They are just gorgeous.

  18. thanks for your sooo beautiful weekend flowers! :)

  19. Oh my gosh! How frustrating! You do have some gorgeous flower photos though. So lovely! ;)

  20. What gorgeous flowers - such vibrant colours

  21. Beautiful pics of the flowers! Stargazer Lilies are one of my faves. Super shot of that rose...what detail. The petals are perfection!

    Yes, I have to try repeatedly sometimes to get a picture in a post. Just keep trying, it will eventually go just about when you are ready to cuss and pull your hair out. LOL!

  22. I have had some setbacks with Blogger, too, but I figure it's free so I can overlook a lot. Your photos are amazing of this arrangement!

  23. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful bouquet!
    So happy to meet you! Thank you so much for stopping by and for you sweet comment...I truly appreciate it. I am now your newest follower and look forward to visiting you often!
    Take care and have a wonderful week!

  24. Excelentes macros de belas flores....

  25. Beautiful flowers!! I have always wanted to live on a big horse ranch in Kentucky--I love the horse races :)

  26. Oh goodness, I have never had a draft post go missing....I would pretty upset as they do take a long time to put together especially when I do a tutorial. I have always had trouble uploading pictures, but I have heard a few people comment about it this past week, so it must be really acting up! Well, congratulations on your Derby win! I think you should give that florist the corporate business, those flowers are gorgeous!!


  27. Sometimes I have problem uploading pictures in my posts but posts disappearing is something new and would drive me crazy as well! Something or the other is always going on with blogger:( Congratulations on the Kentucky Oaks win,always exciting to win something! Love your beautiful floral arrangement, roses and lilies always make a beautiful floral display!Thanks for liking my handmade jewelry and for your visit. I do not have an etsy store yet, I'm working on it:)I appreciate your sweet words. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

  28. That red rose is just perfection. So beautiful - I'm glad you persisted in getting it loaded. Just yesterday someone told me they had "lost " their draft and we attributed it to user error but know it looks like it might be something more. I sometimes have to wait to get my picture loaded but no major problems.