Dark Mystery!

Waiting to be unveiled... so huge and beautiful! Hibiscus 'Dark Mystery' has large flowers up to 9" across with a bold, cherry red central eye atop burgundy foliage. These perennial hibiscus belong to the mallow family (Malvaceae). Found this stunning beauty in the neighbourhood last evening as we decided to walk along a different route!... Continue Reading →

Pretty pops in purple…

New blooms in the garden are such a pleasant surprise in the morning, especially when you aren't expecting them! The first of this season...   “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson Hoping good old times will soon be here... Have a great week ahead! Posted for FOTD – August 3

A closer look…

All in my backyard and during walks, in the lockdown period! Never actually ventured into closeups until lockdown times... I don't have a macro lens either! Just made the best of available resources... Nature is our friend - trees, squirrels, grass, fields, meadows, oceans - without people. Hike. Walk. Stroll. Bike. Swim. Be in a... Continue Reading →

A lacy black dress…

feels great! Every girl's desire... "One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress." - Karl Lagerfeld Shopping is a good stress buster! Try shopping if you are lonely... Have a beautiful day! Posted for - FOTD – July 28

Queen Anne’s lace!

interesting legend behind the name... Queen Anne’s lace earned its common name from a legend that tells of Queen Anne of England (1665-1714) pricking her finger and a drop of blood landed on white lace she was sewing. Belonging to the carrot family, Queen Anne’s lace is a biennial that is also known as wild... Continue Reading →

Pretty spiky!

or pretty n spiky! “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” -  Laura Ingalls Wilder   Take time to stop n admire nature! Explore your neighbourhood - Have a beautiful weekend! Posted for - FOTD – July 25

Prolonged beauty…

On my kitchen counter now! This rose has an amazing fragrance and I knew it would soon wilt, if left in the scorching sun outdoors...  So I decided to put it in a vase indoors to prolong it's beauty and enjoy it's fragrance a little longer... Have a great day! Posted for FOTD – July 24

Blooming…

“Blooming and withering both are inevitable. Let's stay graceful in the process.” ― Nitya Prakash My prayer today - Oh God give me the strength to deal with the problems, big or small, gracefully with wisdom. Have a blessed day! Posted for - FOTD – July 22

Pretty n poised!

  Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. - Luther Burbank Have a happy day! Posted for - FOTD – July 21  

A fallen flower…

  Flowers whisper "Beauty!" to the world, even as they fade, wilt and fall - Dr. SunWolf Let your beauty shine even in difficult times... Have a beautiful day! Posted for - The Cosmic Photo Challenge - the rough with the smooth and FOTD – July 20

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