Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunny Saturday


Some of my poppies have popped. I think maybe if I stood next to them long enough I could catch them in the act of going from fuzzy buds to gorgeous open flowers.


The Solomon seals hide quietly in the deep shade behind my house. They do not announce their presence with the same zeal that the poppies do, but they are well worth the extra look.




The lily-of-the-valley are filling the backyard with a lovely light scent, but I was unable to capture them on film. I brought 4 flower stalks into the house for continued enjoyment of their fine scent. My grandmother had tiny vases that were perfect for a single small flower. I wish I had them now, as my lily-of-the-valley would look much better in those tiny blue and white vases than they do in the wine glass I put them in.

9 comments:

Momma Val said...

Oooooh! Oooooh! Oooooh! Oooooh! & Oooooh!
Nice flowers! Ya know, Crate and Barrel sells a reasonably priced bud vase(s). That may be the right size. Think you need to take a trip to a thrift store for doggy towels and bud vases. Happy Sunday!

DancingFish said...

Gorgeous! We were driving around and I was seeing poppies everywhere. They are so beautiful!

Smellyann said...

Very pretty flowers! Why couldn't you take ones of the LOTV?

Nadine said...

Actually, I did take some photos, but when I transferred them to the computer they were all out of focus. The screen on my digital camera is so small that I couldn't tell when I was outside.

BerryBird said...

I love those big ole Solomon's seals. They seem quiet and dignified somehow.

Electronic Goose said...

Those are just gorgeous.

Nicole said...

Lily of the Valley is one of my favorites!

swissmiss said...

Mmm I love poppies. These are gorgeous.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OOOh, love the fleurs! Tres belles, tres jolie! Yippeee!

Any blue cornflowers/batchelor buttons?

Too bad the LOTV were fuzzy!