Feb 16, 2013

Focusing on Life - Week 7 - Beauty of Flowers

It's week 7 of Focusing on Life: 52 Photos

 
 
This week Sally's prompt for us was
"Beauty of Flowers"

 
"This week take a moment to bring a little happiness
to your soul and enhance your well being.
Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of flowers."



I Enjoy Snapping Pics of Flowers!!

 
 
No prompt needed on this one!



 
However, with the freeze a couple of weeks back and the one this week as well, our rose garden is 'rose-less', and there's no other flowers blooming at the moment either, so I'm sharing with you some of the flowers I've captured in the past.

 
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These are from my backyard, from the White Mountains of AZ, from San Onofre Beach on Camp Pendleton in California and from my trip to Italy last fall.

Sommocolonia, Italy (Tuscany)
 
 
Yes, I have a slight flower obsession.



 It's as bad as my obsession with snapping pics of doors, locks/keys and door knockers. 

 
 
Can you tell?! ;-)
 
 
 
 
"Just living is not enough.
One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. "
~ Hans Christian  Andersen ~




Until Next Time,

Peace, Love and Flower Power, Baby!!



Cheers,
~Shel~

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and check out all the other lovely flowers today!!

35 comments:

  1. Italy!!! So beautiful. I love all your shots! Beautiful, colorful flowers - they do make us smile.

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  2. All you pictures are gorgeous. Really like the one with the bee.

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  3. What beautiful shots. I love the white flower with the orange stamen - great contrast!

    (no. 45 this week)

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  4. Such amazing beauty in flowers! And these are all spectacular shots. I especially love the macro shots.

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  5. A wonderful album of floral goodness!

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  6. Breathtakingly beautiful shots~ My fav includes the bee. :)

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  7. Thanx for sharing your beautiful flower pics with us. My brother Dave takes hundreds of flower pics. After looking at all these great flower pics I am going to go with him the next time he goes to the botanical garden.

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  8. wow!! you've given us a real bouquet of flower pics!! thank you :)

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  9. I love the last shot - just gorgeous.

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  10. Oh Shel, I am so glad you love taking flower pictures they are beautiful!!!

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  11. I too have a flower obsession, I find that most of the pictures I take, especially closeups, are always flowers with some nature and birds thrown in for good measure! I love all the shots you shared, the soft closeups of the white flowers are beautiful and I think I could live in those shots of Tuscany!

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  12. Oh my goodness! I just keep looking at these magnificent photos and wishing I was somewhere to see such beautiful blooms! Spectacular shots!!

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  13. You and I share a flower and door obsession, Shel! What a bounty, beautiful!

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  14. Thanks for all the compliments you guys - I truly enjoyed seeing everyone's flowers today - it was fabulous!!

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  15. Oh wow, you really do have a knack for capturing the beauty of a flower in a photo. I was thinking while reading the first part. Ah yes, just how a bee sees it up close and pollen... and then there was the bee! Awesome

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  16. I don't blame you for having an obsession with flowers; they're so GORGEOUS! All sorts of shapes, colors, textures, aromas. There's literally a flower for everyone out there :)

    Thanks for all your beautiful captures! Those definitely lend a little beauty and anticipation for Spring.

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  17. Michelle, what a phenomenal selection of floral pictures! They are all amazing, especially the orangish-colored rose. So beautiful!

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  18. Hi Shel - I can see this theme was right up your alley! Amazing shots and so nice to meet someone in the same "neighborhood." Would love to hear about your favorite local bead spots. I seem to put so many miles on the car to find good LBS in the Phoenix area and still revert to doing most of my shopping online. Great blog!

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    1. Hi there Paula! I used to frequent Bead World Glendale and A2Z Beads which were both with in about 5-10 minutes of me, but they both closed right before the holidays and I'm so bummed. I'm not fond of driving to Tempe/Mesa/Chandler to go bead shopping since they're about an hour away, so I too usually turn to the internet! I do pop in to D&I Beads now and then though. We should get together and go 'Valley beadshop shopping'!! ;-)

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  19. OMG, these are drop dead gorgeous. I am especially smitten with the bee.

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  20. Thank you all for the lovely compliments on my photos - that really means a lot!!

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  21. Beautiful shots! That last one makes me want to take a trip!

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  22. I just love all your flower photos.

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  23. Really beautiful shots...and the trip to Italy! What an adventure that must have been! And I love where you focus on the middle of the flower...going toward their little hearts...great shots, and those delicate rose shots are beautiful!

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  24. Thanks so much for your visit and comment... Always a pleasure to hear from you.
    The gem show is something I really want to attend one day...

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  25. I'm still taking in all the lovely places you've visited ... let alone the beautiful macro photography here! Beautiful pictures Shel!

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  26. You have such a beautiful collection of flowers! I really enjoyed seeing all of these amazing photos of them. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. This is SO MUCH beauty in this post. Thank you for sharing some of your obsession with us! :)

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  28. Beautiful macros! I'm especially taken by the first white blossom with the orange stamens and pistils.

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  29. So beautiful. You are a skilled photographer to get such amazing results!

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  30. Shel, this is such a beautiful collection of flowers! I have an obsession with doors, the more battered the door the more I need to take a picture! Thank you so much for sharing!

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