Thursday, June 23, 2011

Red and Yellow

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It rained off and on all day but I went out after supper to catch these few blooms to share with you.   I have lots of these red poppies in the flowerbeds in the back garden.   I love the brilliance of them and how delicate they look.

 

 

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The Gaillardia or blanket flower is just so pretty in the flowerbed.   This plant is a great choice for hot and sunny locations. One of my favourites each year.

 

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In a container at the front door I have one lonely Calla lily in bloom.  I tried to catch the rain drops that were still on it after the rain.

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Another perennial that never fails to please me with its cut edges and bright yellow colour is the Coreopsis or Tickseed.

 

I will be joining Laura for Macro Friday and Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday.   I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Valerie

14 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

These are beautiful - love the first one.

Bernie said...

Loved all your reds and yellows, but the Poppy certainly grabs all the attention. Wonderful shots.

Beth said...

Your red poppies are fabulous, Val! It is interesting how you garden in a sandbox (glaciers must have come through your property?) -and I garden in clay! Do you use soil ammendments? We compost and it has been successful for the most part.
Blessings, Beth

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Gorgeous photos as always. I love how the color in the second photo just pops.

Mrs. Mommy said...

That poppy is amazing! Love it!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful macro shots!! Love the coreopsis the best - but I am partial to yellow!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Beautiful images.. and makes me want out of the north Texas heat.. thanks for brightening my day with your color

Carletta said...

Love how you captured the center of the poppy!
The Calla Lily is like a pitcher ready to pour out the water. :)
Lovely series of shots!
Carletta's Captures

Lona said...

Hi Valerie. Your photographs are so beautiful today. I love your red poppy. The Calla Lily is my favorite with the water drops. Have a wonderful weekend!

Shirley said...

It's so cheering to see this wonderful colour! It must brighten your day each time you look at it.


Please stop by for a visit in my garden at The Gardening Life

Crafty Gardener said...

wonderful macro photos .. I'll have to check out Macro Friday

Pondside said...

The red poppies are out in all their glory right now - the spring garden here on the island is the most beautiful, with all sorts of flowers for which I can take no credit at all as they are the ones that take care of themselves - foxgloves, bachelor buttons, perennial geraniums etc. I'm so glad you posted a shot and the name of the Gaillardia, as it's a plant I once had but could only remember how great it was, but not the name!

Henrietta said...

Your red poppies are fabulous and I wish I had them too, they are so bright spotlights:)

Byddi Lee said...

Gorgeous flowers and great photos of them too.