A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday Flowers

It is a nice day here and I took these pictures while sitting out back enjoying the afternoon.
Nice to get some more practice in with the macro lens right in our own yard.
A row of calla lilys in different colors.
The deer do not like them. We only plant non-deer food flowers.

These are two separate flowers side by side on our hydrangea, not a photoshop trick.

The azalea was a bit difficult keeping the color from blowing out.

Newly planted ice plant.

This is linked to Lisa's Macro Monday


  1. Lovely images John.. it's been dull and wet here today.
    9.25pm and dark now so thanks for brightening up my day.

  2. I like the last photo of your orange Ice Plants. Do the deer eat them? Very nice colorful well done photo. My weather is a lot like yours. Some of my ice plants are lifted out of the dirt. Not eaten, just out of there space. I will keep trying...

  3. janie, good luck w/ those ice plants. :)

    i LOVE calla lilies. i think they are my favorite bloom of all - maybe even love 'em more than white roses...

  4. These are beautiful and you are right about having trouble keeping certain flowers from over saturating.

  5. Beautiful macros! The ice plant has done very well for me here in Virginia...is now in its 3rd year and going strong. Love the calla lilies - but mine are not near blooming yet.

  6. Once again, I also have saturation problems when photographing my pink azaleas, they end up with way too much glare? on them.

    I miss all the ice plant out there, it would grow anywhere you put it. I wonder if it would grow here in Tn., we could sure use it on our hill in the front yard!

  7. the calla lilies are beautiful John and those mesembryanthemumus (ice-plants) are good value in a sunny spot; don't they just sparkle?!

  8. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good second Easter Monday.
    Hugs Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

  9. They are all beautiful ! I like the first one because of the contrast between the two complementary colors !

  10. beautiful flowers...it's been a very long time since i've seen ice plant! we left ca in 2001 and haven't seen it anywhere since!

  11. Lovely images John and happy Easter!
    In Germany, the weather is currently cold and rainy. But it is also determined to be better again....

    greetings & hugs

  12. Love the vibrant colour of the gerberas!


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