My roses are blooming like crazy this week. I’m so glad they made it through our brutal winter of last year; they seem stronger than ever.
“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns;
the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.”
~ Kahlil Gibran
(I’ll be on a vacation for a few days. I hope to return with some photos to share. Happy creating!)
Hydrangeas are a beautiful flower, yet I often think they look like white wigs when I get a little closer. 😉
Now in full bloom, the peach color of these lilies really lights up in the sun. Enjoy!
“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Headwaters of the Mississippi River
Itasca State Park
We made a trip to Minnesota’s Itasca State Park, location of the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Northern Minnesota is so serene; it still feels like wilderness.
Various wildflowers I’ve spotted around my yard or nearby. So much variety in nature. Have a great Wednesday!
I have a funny story about this flower. Last year, I pulled my hollyhocks thinking they were weeds. The good new is that I didn’t pull out the root, and they returned this year. Fortunately I still have these beauties in my garden. If you look closely, you’ll see a star in the center of each flower. 😉
These wild berries were spotted at a local park not far from where I live.
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Hibiscus is such a warm, welcoming flower.
A hardy flower, clematis holds on tightly as she climbs up her fan trellis against the western side of my house. Such color when she finally blooms!
A pink/purple rhodadendron will catch your eye as you walk by. I planted this in my backyard.