Sunday, February 6, 2011

Flowers in Winter - Macro and Mellow Yellow Monday

Winter in my part of Canada lasts a long time. We are buried in snow, and this part of the world seems devoid of vivid colour. I so enjoy looking at the flower photos from other parts of the world, as I peruse various photo blogs. I said to my husband last week, I can't wait until winter is over so I can photograph some flowers! Being the sweet man that he is, he brought home a bouquet of my favorite flowers to cheer me up, and give me an opportunity to take some pics.


Alstroemeria, aka Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas

Click on the pics to enlarge

“When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one,
and a lily with the other”

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You can see more Macro shots from around the world HERE

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You can see more Mellow Yellow photos from around the world HERE

34 comments:

fairchildstreet said...

lovely flowers and the colour is gorgeous. Charmaine

Carletta said...

Nice macro and I love the colors in the second photo!

Tammie Lee said...

such beauties!

forgetmenot said...

Very pretty!! Ironically, that was the flower that I almost posted too--decided on the daisy instead. We think alike!!!! :>)

David & Melanie said...

Those are beautiful. I really have always enjoyed this flower. Nice photo. Top one is my favorite.
David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston :-)

chubskulit said...

Plain gorgeous!

Kim, USA said...

Your hubby is so sweet!! The flowers are gorgeous!

lina@home sweet home said...

Agree with Kim, your husband is so sweet :)

Love seeing their bright color!

joco said...

How lovely and colourful.
At least we are lucky that we can make them last in our photographs.

Serline said...

I have to say these are much more attractive varieties of lily than the ones we usually see in our landscaped environment in these parts.

Artlover said...

Here was it colorful. I like their bright color.

Y. Ikeda said...

I totally agree with you. It's lovely to see lots of colors during winter:)
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Henrietta said...

We are at same situation here in Finland so I know what you mean. I have started to buy flowers to myself once a week cause I really need colors (my husbad don't buy me flowers like yours, lucky you:)

Maia said...

I'm tired of winter to and it feel good to look at these beautiful flowers.
Lovely!

Candace said...

Sooo beautiful!

namaki said...

Such bright flowers !!!

Kala said...

Beautiful color and light!

Annelie said...

Oh, what a nice macro!
Thanks for the comment on my blog

Jama said...

Your husband is so sweet! and the flowers are so beautiful.

Eden said...

Beautiful flowers. Great shots.

Evelyn said...

what beautiful colours.

minor said...

What a lovely story this is! I want to talk to my wife.

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EG Wow said...

Alstroemeria are a perfect pick-me-up!

Maximillian said...

Nice detail in the first one.
Thanks for the comment. :)

anthony-samson said...

beautiful captures... very colorful

Johnny Nutcase said...

understood! it' definitely time for spring to come. These shots are beautiful - hope you get flowers soon!

Indrani said...

So sweet of your husband.
Very cheerful and lovely shot.

The Clip Cafe said...

I will never get sick of flower shots. I LOVE fresh flowers!!

Cildemer said...

Just beautiful!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Icy BC said...

These are just beautiful shots of flowers, Karen! So good to see on gray days..

Stratoz said...

amazing yellow! I went yellow for wordless today.

Buck said...

Oh, lovely! How I miss those colours!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

What a good hubby! He deserves hugs at least. I love alstroemeria and look forward to some coming up in my garden this year. I think I saw some tiny shoots out there!