Monday, May 31, 2010

Spooky Blue Orchid


It looks like a bug with two eyes watching me, so I have to say it's spooky! But really, it is just an exotic orchid at Belle Isle Conservatory. It is amazing to see and spotting new kind of orchid there every year.


I come a little closer, and the flower still looks like a bug! Strange and unusual, but the colors are just perfect. The flower has that zebra-look also, with stripes run through the petals.


The long weekend has come to an end, and outside my house, our local schools are participating in their annual Memorial Day parade. I'm going to watch the marching band even though my children are not with me.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Shadow of Tree Blossoms


We were lucky to have a few hot days this week, and the children at the school were out to draw on sidewalk. There were many beautiful art work, but this one caught my eyes since there was the shadow of the tree.

This tree was full of budding flowers, and I have showed this same tree's shadow before when it was in winter. You can see it here!


This tree was full of little pink and white buds when I took the pictures of its shadow, and then we have a couple weeks of rain. The flowers though are completely white.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Fave Five #4

I like Fridays! Fridays give me a chance to have the weekend without the hassles of morning rushing. We usually have a bit more sleeping in time.

1. Sky Watching


Since started blogging, I have been more aware of the sky around me. I pay attention to the changes in the sky. It is amazing to see different colors, cloud formations, and beautiful sunset/sun rise.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Making of Micky Mouse







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Monday, May 24, 2010

Blue-Eyed Daisy in Full Bloom




This is a continuing post from last week, Blue-Eyed Daisy. I'm showing you these beautiful flowers in full bloom, and a bit of crazy fascination with the heart of these flowers. I don't know why, but unusual things attracted me.


Not only the heart of the flower is blue, it also has a bit of purple around them. I love purple, that could be the reason. Since I can't grow many flowers in my garden, I really enjoy visiting different local nurseries.


Can you see the ring of purple around the center on each petal? I love that part! It was like ink leaking out onto the white petals of the flower.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Shadow of a Flowering Tree


This is a flowering tree in front of my library. I have seen this tree for many years, but somehow always managed to miss their flowers. This year, I finally took some photos on my way in to the library.


The flowers were white, and looked very much like pear blossoms, but they were not. This tree actually has red berries by the time winter rolls around though.

I didn't notice the shadow of this umbrella tree until the pictures were on the computer.


This is a close up picture of this beautiful white flower. The branches spread all around, and droop down to form an umbrella-like shape. Each branch was full of flowers.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Fave Five #3

Friday is here upon us, and it is time for me to think back to my week! I think this is a good exercise for my brain to work those rusty muscles.

I love Thrift Stores


It is funny how I couldn't tolerate the smell in Thrift Stores before, but now I can barely notice it anymore. I found some good stuffs there, from dishes to small furniture pieces.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Star-Like Flowers




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Monday, May 17, 2010

Blue-Eyed Daisy


These are the buds of the beautiful Blue-eyes daisies. Although they have the color of light lavender, they will open up to gorgeous white flowers. You can easily spot this flower at almost every store.


I love, love, love the blue center of this daisy! They are like a cluster of tiny dots all glued together, and a touch of purple just highlights on the bottom of each petal too.

The Blue-eyed daisy comes in white, pink, red, and purple. They are excellent for growing in containers, in the border, and in dry area. Blue-eyed daisy loves full sun, drought tolerant, and well drained soils.


Here is a close-up shot of this beautiful Blue-Eyed daisy. It is known for its quick blooming, and relative easy to grow from seeds. They can grow up from 12-18 inches in height, and should be plant 10 inches apart from each other.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pretty Shadow of Crab-Apple Flowers


I found one deep red crab-apple flower and was just amazed at the color when the other flower right next to it remained pink. They both received the same amount of exposure to the sun as you can see in the picture.


As I snapped away with my shooting, I also noticed the shadow of its center. It looked pretty, and again Shadow Shot Sunday entered my mind! It was like a curse, a fantastic one! I don't just take pictures anymore; I look for shadows, I look for reflections, and I look for colors.


After uploading the pictures, I like the shadow of this crab-apple center even more. The yellow color popped out so pretty against the deep color red petals. Do you like? What do you think of it?

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Fave Five

I have to think back to find my five favorite things since my week has come and gone by so fast. Do I really have any this week? Or everything was just a blur? Oh yes, I do! I remember now.

1. Mother's Day Celebration


Although it was just another day in my life, I get caught up in the buzzing of this celebration. My daughter took me to Red Lobster for dinner. She drove! She paid! She told me to order whatever I wanted, and not to worry about the price. When did she get so big and independent to come to this point? She grew up, and I grow old!

2. Hanging Out With My Friends

JoJo had three soccer games this past weekend, and we carpooled with my friends. It was fun to see the boys played hard, and had a good time while the adults complaining about the economy. Nothing is serious, just trying to make sense out of this life, and figure out how to make ends meet.

3. Enjoying the Chive's Flower


I grow chives in a container, and use them in my cooking, but what I like most is their beautiful flowers if I don't consume them first. I love the color purple, and the above picture of the chives flower is only at the beginning stage of bloom. It has been cold, rainy, and windy around here so the growing has put temporary on hold.

4. Watching My Son Performs in a Concert


Ok, I'm just a mom, who can't help but feels proud about her son! He did a fantastic job with his instrument even though he didn't want to play this particular piece! Yes, I know he needs a haircut, but it's not going to happen! He is very adamant about growing his hair out, and definitely wants to have the "skater boy" look.

I'm sorry about the poor quality of the picture! I zoomed all the way in to avoid many other obstructions in the way.

5. Writing Prompts

I love to find different writing prompts to experiment. Like Friday's Fave Five for example, it nudges me to look back at my week, and write about what was going on. Photo Story Friday meme help me tells the story of the pictures that I've taken. I love these prompts/memes, and my sincere thanks to the hosts.

These two prompts/memes are no longer exist!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Looking At the Water Drops On Chives





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