Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Morning Flowers

Ah! It's Monday and I see a certain little spark in your eye.

Could it be you have come to see if I have flowers for you, my lovelies?

I do indeed.

Put your sweet little noses up to your computer screens and see if you can smell these beauties.


First we have a rose that symbolizes your deep and abiding affection.



Then we have this pink and white flower that symbolizes your beauty and delicate sensibilities.



Then we have this bad boy of the flower world. YoW. Come and get your Flower Love, baby! Let me buy you a beer!


Bonus SKY picture this week.

Taken out of the sunroof of my car while driving at 75 miles an hour down Highway 5.

Kids! Don't try this at home!



I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.

--e.e. cummings


Hope you all have great weeks!!

66 comments:

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

These pictures are so lovely and vivid, I believe I CAN smell the fragrance! Thanks, Betty! Have a great week!

Mr. Stupid said...

Great pictures. You really took the sky shot driving at 75? Good Job! LOL
Have a nice day...:)

Nicolasa said...

Gorgeous pictures. I love the sky shot! I take pictures while I am driving too... oops!

Tabor said...

Nicely done. Now I have to wipe the pollen off my nose and finish my coffee.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's like an ink blot - I feel I should be looking for a shape!

Leanne said...

Happy Monday, Betty! Thanks for the flowers - they are so lovely today!

Madi and Mom said...

BB thank you for the blooming beauties today....also please tell us that you were not driving and taking the picture of the sky. It is one lovely picture though.
Madi and Mom

Joe Cap said...

There you go again, traipsing through neighbor's yards with your camera...
I love the sky shot and the quote.
Keep it coming!

Momma Fargo said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

That rose looks amazing! The sky is great too, but I have a thing for clouds.

blueviolet said...

Ummmm...no cloud picture taking while driving! Dangerous, dangerous, dangerous!

The flowers are quite lovely and so are the clouds, but again I say...dangerous!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww thank you for the flowers BB!! I particularly love the BAD BOY of the floral shots here! One beer and I'm a busy bee to his pollen. Oh yes!

Great shot of the skies you daredevil woman you!!! The things one does for one's art...!

:-) Thanks too for the ee cummings quote. Yes indeed!!!

Take care
x

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Gorgeous pictures as always Betty and the perfect way to start my week!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

What amazing pictures, Betty!
I can almost feel the velvety of those petals!
Have agreat week!

~Betty xx

Georgina Dollface said...

Happy Summer Solstice! Beautiful pictures. I love the Hybiscus. - G

sarahjayne smythe said...

Such gorgeous pictures. I can almost reach out and feel and smell them. What a great way to start Monday. Thanks. :)

Marlene said...

I always look forward to your flowers on Mondays!!!

Tracy said...

Oh, yes, I always come here looking for flowers or a smile and sometimes (like today) I get both! Woohoo! Happy Monday to you, Betty.

Ally said...

Lovely as always. Happy Monday, Betty! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Father's Day.

FourthGradeNothing.com

faye said...

Beautiful shots.
ALways a nice way to start the
week. Thanks.

liz said...

That bad boy is MINE! Love it! And I think I won't be driving with you. Ever.

DrSoosie said...

Needed those in a big way today Betty!!! I wish I could put them in a vase on my desk. Oh well...I always have my computer screen!!

Lin said...

Aren't the flowers lovely these days?? I sure miss them when winter is here. I've noticed lots of bugs have noticed the flowers too!

Writing Without Periods! said...

I love the photos, but most of all the ee words...he was marvelous, no?
Great way to start my week. Thank you.
Mary

Joann Mannix said...

I do so love e.e. cummings, Betty, almost as much as I love your pictures. I think you must be the most tranquil person on this earth because your pictures are so filled with beauty and peace. You have an eye for God's beauty in this world. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Christina Lee said...

holy moley that just shows what a good photographer you are--at 75 mph!

Katie's Dailies said...

That first picture blew me away.

We had terrific skies Saturday night while I was out running: half the sky was lit up by the setting sun, while the other half was black as pitch with a brewing storm, and in between there were brilliantly white thunderheads tinged with pink, violet and a bit of black. Really wished I had my Nikon with me (but then again it would've been hard to run and take pictures and not trip)!

Talli Roland said...

Oh, I can smell those lovely flowers. And what an amazing sky... beautiful.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Beautiful!

TS Hendrik said...

Great pictures as always. What is the third flower? I love the colors on it.

Ms. Anthropy said...

I got so close to that bad boy that I'm picking pollen out of my nose hair! Ahchoo!

As always, thanks for the lovely start to the week!

slommler said...

What gorgeous flower photos!!! That rose is amazing!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Feeling Just Right said...

Bet! You actually took that while driving? Next time, please don't. We care about you too much!

BUT I love that sky picture! And yes, I thought I could smell the rose.. I looked at the last picture and felt a sense of calm fill me. I looked for a while. Thanks Bet! I feel good!

Pat Tillett said...

Your little narratives are just as awesome as your photos!
I look forward to them...

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Sigh...What a PERFECT PAIRING of photography and poetry!!! You feed my soul!! Love this, dear Betty! Love, Janine XO

Aging Mommy said...

Thank you for the flowers Betty! Beautiful as always

Brian Miller said...

ah...those smell amazing..at least what i am imagining would go with such beautiful pictures. i hope you are having an amazing monday!

Ann said...

Pretty flowers but I think you may have forgotten to activate the scratch and sniff feature on the rose. I couldn't smell a thing. Like the sky picture, I think I can see them moving :)

SquirrelQueen said...

The beautiful reds are a wonderful way to start the week, I really love the 'bad boy'. Gorgeous sky shot, you do like to live dangerously! I would have snapped that one too.

Peggy K said...

Some beautiful flowers and e.e. cummings...Life is good. Life is very, very good! Thank you for brightening my day!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

The flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for bringing a touch of beauty (and danger - taking pics of clouds through a sunroof at 75 MPH?) :)

Stacy Uncorked

Copyboy said...

The flowers are soooo Georgia-esque,

Michelle Faith said...

Wow I think I need to take a cold shower after that. :)
It rained all weekend but whats new.
Thanks for the uplift after the gray weekend.

Michelle said...

Woohoo! Monday morning flowers!!

anna @ frosted petunias said...

Thanks for the lovely Monday flowers Betty! That sky shot is awesome!

Lourie said...

Gorgeous flowers. Especially the rose.

I wonder if other drivers saw you taking that picture! Hahaha. Funny. It's an amazing picture!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Stunning flowers, as always. I can almost imagine the rose as a Georgia O'Keeffe painting. =)

Kazzy said...

Are these flowers all in your yard?

The Retired One said...

All I can say is WOW.
If you haven't already, please enter one of these in my June free photo contest...just go to my blog and at the bottom of some of my posts it tells you how...
the theme this month is flowers....so you HAVE to enter one of these!

Muthering Heights said...

I adore your shot of the rose....it's SOOOO beautiful!

Dreamfarm Girl said...

I have hibiscus and have done paintings and pics of them for years...this year is my first try at roses. Your shot was incredible. What I don't often have is a beautiful high blue sky like that. We have a lot of humidity and, more and more, air pollution. Ick.
Thanks for the flowery and airy treat!

Jimmy said...

Very Nice Betty,

I almost leaned in to smell the rose and the sky shot at 75 impressive.

Thank You

I Wonder Wye said...

YES is my favorite word. Fabulous flower shots. Thanks!

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful flowers. Love the variety.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Big sigh! Those are gorgeous flowers Betty. Thanks for a beautiful Monday.
jj

Daffy said...

Shhhhh....I snap pics out of my sunroof too. That may or may not have been the moment a curb jumped out and munched my wheel....

Beautiful shots

Cheeseboy said...

Very nice. As always, love the Monday morning flowers.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I know I arrived late, but is the bad boy still around? Send him over.
xoRobyn

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ethelmaepotter! said...

Okay, I am NEVER listening to your instructions again.

Per your request, I put my nose up against the laptop screen and took a big sniff. And I DID smell something...but it was...BAD. Definitely not the sweet smell of rose. I sniffed again, and then backed away and took another sniff. It was still there and getting stronger. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my new puppy, Bode, sniffing the floor beside my chair. Wha...? And that's when I saw it - the hard almost black contents of his bowels on the sports section of the Sunday paper.

But I couldn't scold him...at least, he HAD used the paper, and heck, I have no use whatsoever for the sports section, unless his namesake skier cousin is in it. So I placed the laptop on the floor, gingerly picked up the newspaper, and dumped the contents in the commode.

That was only the beginning. When I returned, to my horror, I witnessed Bode, his little tush down, scooting along my freshly cleaned hardwood floor...leaving a brownish trail behind him. "OH NO!" I said aloud, and lifting his little tail, saw the evidence - a large bit of stool caught and smeared in his silky hair. Holding his struggling 4 pound body as far away as my short fat arms would allow, I made a beeline for the bathtub, and Bode endured the embarrassment of having his behind cleaned with a pink bunny bathcloth, Johnson's baby shampoo, and Suave coconut conditioner.

But the story doesn't end there; no indeedy. For after I had dried him off, cleaned the floor, and sprayed Lysol in the air, I retrieved my laptop and made myself comfy once again in the recliner. And at that precise moment, the now pristine and tropically scented Bode jumped into the chair, landing on the laptop, and somehow erasing both my lovely comment on this post and an unsaved email I was composing.

No, I shall be sniffing no more of your flowers...

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Wow! Beautiful pics.Have a good day!

Daisy said...

Wow! What gorgeous photos! I love the e.e. cummings poem too. :D

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What stunningly gorgeous shots. I like all those lovelies but I have to say the bad boy struck a chord. Very cools shots.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Perfect poem for such a lovely post. I imagined the flowers were here on my desk.

Thanks for the floral delivery,
Debi

Jessica said...

Again, thanks. :)

Pat said...

Love the close ups of the flowers.

And they want to ban cell phones while driving? How about cameras! Ha ha!