A virtual bouquet

By: roughseasinthemed

Jun 27 2012

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Category: Flowers, Gardens, Gibraltar, Photography

6 Comments

Aperture:f/2.6
Focal Length:5.8mm
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to everyone who sent me (and my partner) birthday greetings. Very much appreciated.

And for those of you who like to see flowers in the ground, rather than cut and wrapped in plastic, here are some beautiful lilies from this morning’s walk around the Alameda Gardens in Gibraltar.

More glorious blooms to follow.

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6 comments on “A virtual bouquet”

  1. Awww, they’re the same as the lilies Freddies’ mum gave me πŸ™‚
    How nice to see them actually growing.

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    • Wasn’t quite sure if they were or not as your pix were totally different angles. They were the nearest I could get, and after we discussed cut flowers v growing ones, seemed a good choice. But still yours are in your home and I have to walk ten mins up the road to see these πŸ˜€

      Do you think that’s a butterfly on the right or half a blue flower?

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  2. Lovely and my favourite colour too!

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    • Thanks. They looked so cheerful and vibrant. I love the range of colours in them, the bright clear yellow, then the darker stripes in the middle of the petal, and finally the deep coloured stamens. And then whatever the little yellow things next to them are pick up the bright yellow too.

      I was surprised in midsummer and hot temps that there were so many lovely flowers in the gardens yesterday.

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  3. gotta love lilies! as far as cut flowers vs live, growing ones – some flowers become even more prolific if you cut them, as it allows the plant to exert its energy not on seed production of the current blossom, but for the next ones to open – such as asters or zinnias. just a thought πŸ™‚

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    • They look so smiley and sunny don’t they? In fact I would love that bunch of flowers in my home I have to confess.

      That’s an interesting point, you must send me a list of appropriate cut flowers to buy!

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