Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More roses~Nature Notes~121511

It rained here in the desert Monday night and since I was still sick with my flu, I slept in Tuesday morning until about 8:00 a.m.   That's LATE for someone like me, who usually gets up at 4:30 am!!!  But, by 8:00, the rain had stopped and I wanted to drive to our nearby park, set up my tripod, and take some photos of the roses with raindrops on them.  So I did!  I was dismayed to see that many roses have been pulled off and thrown on the ground carelessly by people who frequent the park.  Some have been bent...sigh...But, at least for now, there are many, many flowers and buds still on the bushes and I'll continue to visit them as often as I can.  I appreciate their beauty, their grace, and their color!  Nature Notes for December 15, 2011.  All roses are at the Palm Desert civic center park. Don't you love their color and variety?  To visit Nature Notes, please go to:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Water on pansy~Macro Monday~121211

I was waiting for my friend Susan a couple of weekends ago because we were heading up to the horse ranch and she was coming to help me groom a couple of the horses.  I looked down and saw that some of the flowers on the divider strip on one of the streets had beautiful flowers and the sprinklers had just turned off.  I focused on this pansy, with the water droplets sitting on the top of it.  Isn't it beautiful?  Macro Monday for December 12, 2011. To visit Lisa's Macro Monday, please go to:

Pansies~Mellow Yellow Monday~121211

Cheerful, bright pansies for Mellow Yellow Monday.  No, these aren't in my garden.  They are on a strip on El Paseo Drive, in my town.  MYM for December 12, 2011.  To visit MYM, please go to this link:

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Yellow rose~Mellow Yellow Monday~120511

Once again, I spent the morning down at my local park, taking photos of the roses there.  I now do this every weekend and I'm constantly discovering new angles and lighting situations.  I find this very relaxing.  The ducks are out, the fountain is on, people are out walking their's a very pleasant way to begin the day!  Mellow Yellow Monday for December 5, 2011.  To visit MYM, please follow this link:

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Light pink rose~Flowers on Saturday~120311

I found this pretty pink rose in the city's rose garden.  I like to take my camera down there and just take photos of their roses, since I can't grow any of my own!  Flowers on Saturday for December 3, 2011. To visit Flowers on Saturday, please go to:

Status of my garden~120311

The seeds have sprouted and I can now identify desert lupine and California poppies.  Not that many sunflowers have survived, however.  I planted two packets of them and only about 6 have survived.  I'm not going to replant them.  And, I haven't planted my sweet peas out back, along the fence yet...sigh...Anyway, here's a peek at what my front side garden looks like today, December 3, 2011.