Monday, January 28, 2008

Colors to brighten your day

For those who are in a funk or depressed from all the winter weather, I wanted to share some color with you. Some of these photos were taken in mid-December; and others were taken on the 23rd of December. So that means all these photos are more than a month old. But this is the time of year when all of us, including those of us who live in California, are lacking color around us. So it's time to brighten everyone's day!


This is one of our miniature roses in our front yard, taken in mid-December, and on a day the sun was shining.
You not only get to see our newly painted house, but also get to see one of our grasses - miscanthus sinensis - in its beautiful full blossom. This was also taken mid-December, before all the storms had hit.
This is one of our heath shrubs in full bloom. Again, mid-December.
Cancun rose, taken mid-December.
Cancun rose, taken December 23rd.
This is our navel orange tree (back yard), mid-December.
Orange tree, December 23rd. Anyone hungry for a sweet and juicy orange, freshly picked from your own tree?

9 comments:

RuthieJ said...

Excellent pictures Mary! Exactly what I needed to see today as another winter storm is bearing down on us!

Red said...

ah... color... i noticed the heath this morning (since you asked yesterday).. it's still pretty despite all the leaves still stuck in the plant.

i just emailed you pictures of the Christmas cactus I attempted this morning... all i can say is that they were in focus :( It's a difficult subject... harder than cats!

Red said...

ps... like my new avatar?

mon@rch said...

Amazing colors and very much needed! :)

Mary said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. You HAVE brightened my day, Mary!

Ruth said...

Beautiful pictures and a welcome change from the snowy landscape I am seeing every day. Spring will come....

nina said...

You are blessed to have an orange tree!
Thanks for the sunshine-y post!

Larry said...

I could use some flowers to cheer me up.The Patriots just lost the Superbowl.

Mary C said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm glad I could help brighten everyone's day. That definitely was the intent when I posted the photos. Larry, I'm sorry your team lost - they had such an outstanding record for the season. It will be interesting to see if the Patriots can do a repeat next year. Meanwhile, I'm still rooting for my San Jose Sharks. After a slow start (especially at home this season), they seem to be doing better. I'm still hoping they will do well in the playoffs.

 

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