“Motherhood”…

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“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”

~Robert Browning

I want to wish all Mothers a very HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Rose

Nikon D810| LensBaby Soft Focus Optic @f/4|1/20s| ISO 640| PS CC 2018

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Wordless Wednesday 10/52 A Pink Spring

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Flowering Plum Tree Blossoms

Flowering Plum

Flowering Plum

Flowering Plum

Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Canon 500D Close Up lens| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2017, Nik Suite, On1

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Pink Gerbera

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A Pink Gerbera from a  bouquet of flowers #1 Grandson had Baby Girl buy for me a few days ago since I’ve been a bit under the weather the past 2 weeks.  I had to break out my LensBaby to take a few images of the flowers.

Pink Gerbera

Here he is with the bouquet at the store.  Baby Girl said it was his idea and was totally floored.

Jaxon with Bouquet for Grandma
Image used with permission

He wished me to feel better the second the front door opened then ran to me with this huge bouquet. He’s so sweet, and wonderful!

I came down with a mild case of Shingles. I thank God it’s a mild case! I can imagine how horrific a bad case is now because it’s been pretty awful, but I’m a big baby. 🙂

I’m too young to have been offered the vaccine, but I’m going to get it when I’m over this; the Dr. said it can’t hurt.

I am getting better everyday, and hope to be right as rain soon.

I hope you all are having a lovely Sunday!

Purple Flower

Nikon Df| Lensbaby Composer with Soft focus Optic & 8mm macro converter| PS CC 2015 & Nik Suite.

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An Australian Beauty

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UPDATE: Pauline over at https://pommepal.wordpress.com/  has identified this plant! It is called Waratah, and is in the Proteaceae family.  Thank you so much Pauline!

The Wintering birds are beginning to head north which means they’ll be fewer bird posts, but I won’t be slowing down. Spring is blooming all over and I love hunting for flowers and photographing them.

Protea

This particular plant and blossom is a Native of Australia.  Much to my surprise I learned last year that Santa Cruz has the same Mediterranean climate as Australia. The University of California in Santa Cruz has a lovely Arboretum with quite a few native Australian plants and flowers of which this is one.  The Elevenia J. Slosson Research Garden established in 1978  began looking for drought, and pest tolerant beautiful ornamentals to give Californians some options for our gardens.  Since their trials they’ve paved the way with Koala Blooms Programs to introduce many new plants to California gardeners.

I think this is in the Protea Family. I couldn’t find the marker to snap an image so I’d have the name of it. If anyone knows what it’s called please let me know.

Nikon D700| Nikkor 105mm macro lens| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2015| Nik Suite| On 1 Photo 10

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P52 20/52: Checkermallow

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Checkermallow

Nikon Df| AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm w/ Canon Close-Up Lens 500D| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film|

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” To live is to feel, to enjoy, to be constantly aware of the new that reminds us we are alive.”~N.I. Lobachersky

Blossoms from my Flowering Plum tree.

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