Raindrops in MtLawleyShire

On that same Friday, in my garden, raindrops be-gemmed things:

lemon grass bejeweled:

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tiny Chives flowers:

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rose bud:

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beautifying a rose past its best:

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rose leaves, although munched by a grasshopper, took on extra beauty:

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and can you shee him? Sheltering beneath the leaf:

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and gleaming on buhenia leaves:

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We have had more rain since, so there will be another post or two…

 

MtLawleyShire’s Roses in December – Red and Pink

Red roses are iconic and there is no shortage of them in the gardens around MtLawleyShire.  They range from light to the deepest of red, from small to large, majestic blooms:

this one has a touch of apricot:

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and this a softness:
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buds glowing in strong sunlight:

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flower_4  flower_3

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flower_4  flower_25

buds in shadow:

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flower_3  flower_2

and opening out into beauty in sunlight and shadow:

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flower_33  flower_2

flower_4  flower_3

flower_6  flower_4

flower_3  flower_5

flower_2  flower_1

flower_2  flower_18

flower_5  flower_1

 

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Mid-October Rain in MtLawleyShire

It rained today – in an October that has seen more dryness and heat than is normal.  So I celebrate with a page of photos of raindrops.

On leaves of jasmine:

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drops_6  drops_10

drops_12  drops_13

on jasmine flowers:

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drops_3  drops_11

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on leaves of dragon trees:

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petunia leaves:

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on dead tendrils:

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on petunia flowers:

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scorched roses:

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daisies (& the alien exotic is a hoarder, even when barely open):

flowers_1  flowers_8

magnolia bud:

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and on Bauhinia buds & flowers:

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Walking with flowers in MtLawleyShire

A clutch of flowers gathered over a week or so, though this first isn’t a flower.  I’ve been trying for ages to catch the way this crystal hanging in my courtyard catches the light and I’ve almost got it with this.

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More ‘light catching’ – sunlight turning leaves emerald beyond a garden gate

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a bee in sunflower-like flowers (it begins with a ‘d’ but I can’t remember the name of the flower except that they’re not sunflowers)

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roses – my favourite is this one:

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flower_3  flower_1

flower_4  flower_8

frangipani 🙂

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light tangled in grass seed heads:

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two types of Grevillea – brush and lower ground cover type:

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bottlebrush – that delicate pink and a deeper shade:

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coral blossom:

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the glorious colour of this geranium-type flower:

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Honeysuckle, scented even if a little bedraggled:

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Petunias in the garden, and looking deep into their hearts – as a friend said: a bee’s eye view 🙂

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petunia_3  petunia_4

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And no, she’s not a flower, but she is in the garden – amongst the lemon grass 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed these flowers.

Another sunset soon…

 

MtLawleyShire: Other People’s Gardens – Yellow Roses

Yellow Roses, and apricot and indeterminate – mixed reds and yellows, orangey, pinkish-yellow – all of those.  It’s the last roses post.

I’ve read somewhere that the yellow rose signifies friendship, but in another source, it was treachery or jealousy.  I guess it depends what university you went to.  The white signifies purity, and the red rose we take as meaning love, but for the Romans, it was secrecy.

Whatever meaning we place on them, they’re beautiful and fragrant and as ephemeral as life.

Odd buds, tight and jealous of their colour:

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Are these pink, but turned orange-gold by sunset?

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Pink and yellow:

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In the red orange spectrum:

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Apricot?

rose_6  yellow

rose_4  rose_5

 

definitely yellow:

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yellow_2  yellow

 

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next: flowers of different sorts…

MtLawleyShire: Other People’s Gardens – White roses

 

White roses always look so delicate – either translucent or rich and creamy, and they are perhaps the most difficult in regards to background.

Delicate and/or translucent:

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white  white

 

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becoming creamy:

rose_4  rose_6

 

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Pinkish:

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finally, creamy & rich:

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Next will be yellow…