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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Today's Flowers: April winding down

Hard to believe that April is near an end and May will soon be here.
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My earliest azaleas lost most of their blooms in last week's storm but my later bloomers are still going strong.
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I had fun photographing this swallowtail butterfly which seemed to love the pink azaleas.
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Its wings opened and closed so fast that I kept clicking away to get different views.
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My earliest roses were blown off in the storm but new ones are blooming daily.
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Some of the tall boughs were blown in a messy tangle but eventually pruning should deal with it.
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Not only are flowers blooming the trees are getting their leaves back full force.
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The shots above were all taken this week. For the last shot below, I dug into my archives for a shot of the Easter Bunny which was taken years ago in the verbena. I used to have verbena all over my garden but most was lost to a drought several years ago and I didn't replace it. The purple flowers are the verbena.
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Click for the home of today's flowers. Happy Easter!

16 comments:

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

eaach day, you are better and better with the composition and lights.
If u compare your shots from one year ago, you can see the difference. Congrats
Nice day
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/04/my-anguished-soul/

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

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Leora said...

I love seeing the happy butterfly. Our azaleas are just beginning to show color. Thanks for sharing your early spring colors.

Judy said...

Our April we saw no blooming flowers...Hoping that in May we will :)
Happy Easter to you as well.

Carletta said...

The flowers are beautiful!
The butterfly is a wonderful capture. I've only seen one butterfly this season so far.
I really think that bunny looks like he is smiling!
I couldn't believe when one showed up in my yard last week just in time for Easter.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter today.

Carolina Mountains said...

Happy Easter - looks a lot like our yard here.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers, very inviting to the butterflies.

nonizamboni said...

I've seen that same Easter bunny!
:O)
Such hardy blossoms around your yard. Nothing quite like azaleas to usher in spring.
Happy Easter!

kanak7 said...

I gasped as your page loaded! What gorgeous blooms! Also loved your swallowtail shots.

♥~Judy~♥ said...

I have been dealing with a lot of spam too. Seems a lot of marketers think we will publish their links to porn sites. I guess it's worth a shot, but they must have a lot of time on their hands. lol

Hope you had a blessed Easter. I see the Easter bunny visited you, and so has spring. We are patiently awaiting spring in Michigan.

Life Ramblings said...

glorious blooms. the second shot is so beautifully composed. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Jennifer Bowen said...

I love your red rose shot... so beautiful and vibrant!

January said...

nice catch with the butterfly. :)

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Fotokarusellen said...

A beautiful post. Great images.

SandyCarlson said...

Your azaleas are gorgeous. Those flowers were made for North Carolina. That is an awesome sequence with the butterfly, too. And the Easter Bunny off duty made me smile.

Sandi McBride said...

All the photos are fantastic, but that shot of Mr Easter Bunny is priceless!
Sandi