Blooming Joy

I always find a strange amount of joy and comfort in photographing flowers, not for the sake of fine art or work — simply for me. For pleasure.

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I don’t have a clue what this is but if someone else does, I’d love to know. I just adore how it looks like a firework in floral form.
Storm King Wall
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Yellow rose in the extensive gardens of The Huntington. I loved the juxtaposition against the cobalt-blue sky.
The Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room
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These are called Apricot Drift. And made me wonder, “why? who chose that name?”
The Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room
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Paperwhite and Poinsettia. Is there a more classic combo in December??
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
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Plumeria or Frangipani, on our balcony in LA. They make me feel as if I could be in Hawaii every time I look at them.
Los Angeles
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White Oleander. I always think of the book.
MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa
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is there anything better than a peony in Spring?!
Los Angeles
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Protea in South Africa. I just love them.
Spier Wine Tasting
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Purple coneflower aka Echinacea purpurea. You almost always see bees on them and that just brings me so much joy. Save the bees!
Vorarlberg
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Caught a Fiery Skipper on pink and Orange lantana- rare and so cool to see!
Sunset Boulevard Nursery
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Cosmos. I think. Though not a color that I had seen before taking this photo, and which I haven’t seen since.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway
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sunflowers in late summer, what’s not to love [they make me think of Provence]
Union Square Greenmarket
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Japanese anemone or “thimbleweed” I’ve seen them in white as well but the pink are my favorite.
E Houston St/BOWERY
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Daffodils for Welsh holiday Saint David’s Day
Wales
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bouquets for sale on the street in Berlin, it was spring and very cold - but seeing these I felt warmer 💐
Berlin
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Orchids in winter at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.
Botanical Garden
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A dreich day in Helsinki was made more cheerful with a huge bed of Bambino Dahlia in Senate Square. Lots of bees too, which added to the pleasure.
Senate Square
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always drawn to flowers, even better when there’s a 🐝 too
Vorarlberg
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Black Eyed Susans (?) in autumn. The kind of color you can’t see and failed to be cheered by.
Massachusetts
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orchids that looked more like pansies
Botanical Garden
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