Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Inspirational Flowers

I've been taking more flower photos on my vacation and enjoying every minute of it. This one above is so beautiful, Leucanthemum "Goldrausch" - Fringed Shasta Daisy.

A giant yellow Dahlia and a bud just getting ready to bloom below.

I was crawling around the ground for a lot of these shots, quite literally. The results were so much fun though, that I didn't mind at all. These Petunias are "Surfinia Yellow Bush".

View from the ground up, near a bed of Phlox.

I just loved this bed of gorgeous pink Petunias.

These are Phlox "Coral Reef ".

Phlox "Garden Leader Pink".

Sitting among the Snapdragons.

A beautiful yellow Holyhock in full bloom.

Up close and personal with a Sunflower and bud below.

I hope you've enjoyed the inspirational garden photos. I'll be back next week to show you some artwork that I finished right before my vacation. I've also got some very unusual miniatures to tell you about that give a whole new meaning to the word "mini".


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Ruth, It has been a pleasure this summer going on so many vacations and it hasn't cost me a thing. All your photos are gorgeous. ~ Lynn

Donna said...

Your getting good with that camera, Ruth.

Stop by my blog, I have something for you.


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

ALL so gorgeous!!! The Phlox is amazing! Thx for sharing!

M ^..^

Anonymous said...

thanks for that, that just made my day.

Federal Way florist

Anonymous said...

gorgeous pics!

Federal Way florist

Naturegirl said...

Ruth these were wonderful
"bugs eye view" images! I'm sure you had fun!:)

Brook said...

I just knew you would have some gorgeous pictures of flowers and I WAS so right!! Thank you for sharing!


Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth,

Love the new camera photos! You took some awesome flower shots. :)


Charm & Grace said...

Wow, Ruth, these are stunning photographs. It's impossible to pick a favorite because they are all so good! The fringed daisy really caught my eye... and of course being partial to coral, the coral phlox was wonderful to see(don't know if I have ever seen any in person.) Brilliant shots of the dahlia and sunflower buds. They're all lovely!


NeereAnDear said...

Oh Ruth ... these photos are stunning!!! I love the fringed daisy and the sun flower... how you caught the light with that one especially ... the darker shades at the bottom ..... you really ARE getting good with that camera... !!!




Marilyn said...

Your photos are stunning! And, what I would give to have a pic of you slinking around on the ground to get that perfect picture!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

So beautiful, nothing like flowers to make you smile!

Happy vacation!


Greenie Gardens said...

Such lovely photos! Hope you had a great vacation.

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, your flower photos are incredible. I know you are being inspired through your talent with the camera lense. Thank you for sharing this beauty!
Keep having fun~~
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

The Rose Room said...

Gorgeous happy, happy flowers:) Rachael

Catherine said...

Hello Ruth!
Inspirational flowers~indeed! Enjoy them~that I did! Beautiful, each one, & your captures of them..I'm glad I'm not the only gal crawling around on the ground to get a shot of flowers~:)
I look forward to seeing more of your vacation pic's..also..beautiful butterfly & rose painting on canvas~I tried to leave a comment but it wouldn't let me, then I spied flowers~lots of them..and here I am!! :D
Hope you are having a great week!