Monday, May 12, 2008

Even more flowers

My husband and I enjoy our flowers for many reasons, one of the reasons is that we very much like to photograph these willing subjects.

This is the kind of bleeding heart that my mom used to first teach me this story of how the bleeding heart got its name. These used to grow wild where I grew up and I used to pick bouquets of these, wild forget-me-nots and other flowers to sell for 25 cents a bunch.

This flowering quince also came from my childhood home, I dug up a piece before my parents sold the property. I think it is a very simple, elegant and lovely plant.

Even a fallen petal can have extraordinary beauty - just look at the "veins" in the petal. So delicate.


If you aren't all flowered out yet and want to see more flower pics, check here.

7 comments:

Anne said...

Life IS good! Lovely pics.

Amanda said...

Those are beautiful, Heather. Thanks for sharing them.

Mary-Sue said...

What beautiful photos you have! What lovely flowers you have!
I've been reading a lot about quinces lately. Do you make anything with the fruit? Jam?

Heather said...

I've never noticed it get fruit, Mary-Sue. My mom calls it a Japanese Quince, but maybe it is a hybrid type that is just ornamental?? Will try to find out.

this is my patch said...

I haven't got a flowering quince, I really like them. x

denise said...

Beautiful photos!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! Never get tired of flower photos - so much variety and all those beautiful colours!