Monday, May 03, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday...

I've already mentioned that a week ago my husband and son and I were in California visiting family. While there we took advantage of the gorgeous flowers that were blooming in my mother's and sister's gardens and shot some photos of them. The roses were especially beautiful! Flowers like these won't be available to photograph for a month or so in Colorado, so I thought I'd share these Bay Area beauties with you for Bloomin' Tuesday this week.

My son's photos below.
To say he is a wonderful photographer would be a bit of an understatement.

Brandy (Apricot) Rose

Double Delight Rose

Rio Samba Rose

Freeway Daisies

Brandy (Apricot) Rose

My photos (below).
Roses like these can make even the amateur photographer look good.

Double Delight Rose

Sombreuil Climbing Tea Rose

Chihuly Rose

Double Delight Rose

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Wishing you a warm and wonderful spring day!


16 comments:

Nancy said...

Lovely!

Julie said...

They are all just so pretty, Suzanne! I am planning to do one of my tire gardens in miniature roses, so to see these just spurs me on all the more! California just can't be beat for their growing abilities! I sure wish I lived there!!!

Paula said...

These are amazing! Gives me hope for our flowers in a month of so! Thanksk for sharing, Paula in Idaho

AtOneWithHim said...

Soo pretty! Thanks for sharing such great pictures of beautiful subjects. How in the world do you remember their names?? I got 2 climbing rose bushes last year for Mothers Day and I don't remember...*sigh* maybe I need some ginkgo!

Leanne said...

Those are so beautiful. I can't wait till my flowers bloom. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

perennialgardener said...

Gorgeous roses, I'm so jealous! :)

Meg said...

Is there anything more beautiful than roses. I kept thinking I had a favorite and then the next one would be even more glorious. Stunning! Thanks. Meg

Darla said...

Yours and your son's photos are just gorgeous, oh the beautiful roses!

Becca's Dirt said...

Amazing collection of roses. Stunning photos. Gardening runs in the family does it.

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous roses!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What lovely roses!

Jan said...

Absolutely beautiful. I LOVE roses -- and these are lovely!

Alea said...

Beautifully captured roses!

We went on a vacation to San Diego a month ago and my youngest was more taken by the flowers and plants than he was by the attractions. He was born and raised in the desert, so I think he was shocked to see so many living plants in such close proximity. :)

Jean said...

I envy those that can take such wonderful photos! Every one was as beautiful as the subject. Love the white tea rose! Jean

Tina said...

Just gorgeous Suzanne, I can almost smell them from here:) thanks for sharing some of your Spring! ~ Tina x

MiaKatia said...

I love roses. We bought a bunch on Monday at the grocery store and they have just bloomed out so beautifully. But nothing compares to roses straight from the garden!