One of my favourite subjects to photograph is flowers and as the northern hemisphere gets set to burst into bloom I’m celebrating with a floral bouquet of blossomy photos.
Sitting in a friend’s garden in Seattle, I noticed a solitary rosebud gazing skywards as dappled sunlight cast leafy shadows on the walls.
There’s nothing quite like a burst of bright yellow daisies to chase the blues away.
I found these ones hiding out in Mesa Verde National Park.
I couldn’t resist taking a snap of this flashy, frilly streptocarpus on a tabletop in California.
Guatemala is awash with the most fabulous blooms, but the one that really caught my eye was this Clock Vine Flower, originally from India but growing in profusion in Antigua.
Are you ready to create a bouquet of your own? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Blossom
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
- Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes
I’m still working my way through all those great River posts from last week, but I can’t wait to see what sweetly perfumed treats you have in store for me this week.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust
Thanks guys! 🙂
I love Spring and those beauty flowers… so alive
It’s my favourite time of year, with everything starting to come alive! 🙂
Ailsa. I love the composition of your first photograph. Texture, balance, and mystery. Fantastic.
It spoke to me of pure romance, almost as if the rosebud was trying to reach out to the leaf like a long-lost love. But then I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic, you know! 😉
I love Spring and those beautiful flowers… so alive
Such beautiful photos! I especially love the third one.
Hmmm.. flowers… let’s see. 🙂
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An single floating blossom I saw that made the Thailand Grand Palace temple worthwhile.
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My enrty, the beautiful lotus flower:
Now where will I find anything to compare?? 😉
I bet you’re up to the challenge, AJ! 😉
For blooming sure!! 😛
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Ailsa, the Mesa Verde image is stunning 🙂
Blossoms are intricate things… http://windagainstcurrent.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/
That first photo is really gorgeous, Ailsa! Thank you for another wonderful challenge.
Here’s my take on blossom: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/
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One flower! http://chilchile.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/
Beautiful post, Ailsa. Thanks for another great challenge. Here is my response: http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/editing-monets-garden/
Wonderful flowers, great idea (:
Here is my entry: http://mannalexandra.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/
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Your photographs are beautiful. Flowers are one of my favorite things to shoot, so I had a difficult time selecting one for today’s theme! http://wp.me/p1tzBV-2iW I’ll have to create a few other posts with the other shots of blossoms that I decided not to use today.
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Beautiful photos, my favourite would have to be the yellow daisy like flower in close up, stunning! Thanks for the challenge, here is my entry…
The theme for this week is great! Thanks Ailsa for inspiring.
I love the dreamy shadows on the white wall in your first picture and the amazing Clock Vine Flower you ended with.
Here ‘s my entry accompanied by an ancient poem from the Carmina Burana
Wish you all a floral weekend!
– Dauw –
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I love to take photos of flowers. Here’s one that I took at Monet’s Garden a few years ago.
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such beautiful blossoms Ailsa. I hope you enjoy this very different take on your theme. Blossom As You Age http://traveltalesoflife.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom-as-you-age/
Roses for you, Ailsa 😀 http://funfamilyfeats.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/
I think they are all beautiful, but that rose……..gorgeous.
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Lovely photos! …but the rose… is simply beautiful!
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Blossoms from Glacier National Park.
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Loved the theme! I chose some blossoms from my backyard and others from my neighborhood.
Hello Ailsa. I do like the Clock Vine shot!
Here’s my ; multiple blossoms: http://wp.me/p16tta-y1
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