Monday, May 23, 2016

Sweet and simple blossom...

In the area of our neighborhood where I go on my walk/run, there is a neglected house on an equally neglected lot.  Overgrowing onto the sidewalk is a holly tree, which I foraged from at Christmastime.  There is also a rose bush, overgrown and all abloom with pink blossoms.  Then there is a little clump of these purple flowers.  I don't know if it's a survivor from a long ago flowerbed or a wildflower.  I pinched a small bloom off just for the sake of capturing it's simple beauty.


And for Songography...

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting and encouraging, Kristy!

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  2. I can understand why you wanted to photograph it. It's just lovely with the pretty colors.

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    1. Betty, it's just so sweet and pretty, isn't it?

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  3. Very pretty, and against a pretty backdrop, too.
    Thanks for joining the party at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/american-tobacco-campus-durham-nc.html

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    1. My old wooden cubby filled with misc. antique and thrift store finds is the background. It's one of my favorite things.

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  4. Such a simple pretty flower!

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    1. I've walked past the neglected yard so many times and been tempted to pick this little flower that grows between the overgrown rose bush and the blackberry brambles next to the sidewalk. I finally succumbed to the temptation.

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  5. Beautiful composition! Adore that last one though!

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  6. We had wildflowers like this one in Germany. I am not sure if they are the same, but either way I love them because their petals look like little hearts. That first shot is to die for. So pretty.

    Lisa @ Life Thur the Lens (www.lisakerner-slp.com)

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    1. Do you know what the flowers were called, Lisa?

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  7. Love the Dolly quote

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Molly, I'm kind of a closet Dolly fan. She really is a wonderful songwriter.

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    1. I wish I knew what the little flower is!

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  9. precious little face on the flower. :)
    your quote reminds me of another:
    "bloom where you're planted."

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    1. It really is a similar thought, isn't it?

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  10. Well I'm glad those neglected blossoms are being shown for all their beauty here! Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

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  11. I was hoping someone would identify this beautiful flower in the comments. I don't know what it is, but it is lovely indeed! Thanks for sharing it with us, Elizabeth.

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  12. Hello!!!
    Your pretty little flower is a pelargonium. It is in the same family as the geranium. Next time you go for a walk snip a piece of the sturdy thicker stem part. You can root it in water in a glass OR get a flower pot and fill with really wet soil (muddy) and just stick it in there...it will grow. Be sure to take all the leaves off the lower submerged stem part. They grow really easy and fast. As your 'mother " plant grows you can continue to break off branches and stick them in the dirt to fill it out. You can do this with geraniums also.
    God Bless~
    Addie

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  13. gorgeous little blooms! beautifully captured! <3

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  14. I love mallow! It's one of my favorite flowers. Your images are gorgeous.

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  15. edenhillds , You are right!!!....I stand corrected. I was looking at the leaves and the varied petals and thought for sure it could be a "Martha Washington" variety. Now that you say mallow...I do have to go with that....so sorry.
    Addie

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