Friday Night Photos Flower Power edition

Some flowers from the San Diego Zoo because who doesn't like flowers?

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A little flower power music

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QMS's picture

Your pictures are so clean, can almost smell the faint aromas emanating.

Somehow reminds me of a Donavan tune ..

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Socialprogressive's picture

@QMS
Wear your love like heaven is one of four Donovan songs I have on my spotify song list.

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During the middle ages they celebrated the end of the plague with wine and orgies.
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@Socialprogressive

But our Hydrangeas are now in full bloom. The bees love them. The tree off the deck is wildly heavy with white blossoms. The bushes to the north vary in color from blue to pink, depending on the acidity in the soil. A few other butterfly bushes are still attracting monarchs, but the hummers have headed south already. Must be fall is in the air.

Cheers!

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@QMS

last week, the chore seems to default to me because deadhead.

be well and have a good one

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@enhydra lutris

for hydrangea arrangements here abouts
perhaps I could supplement my retirement income?
but my wife would kill me if I did
talk about having a dead head ..

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on Tuesday, I stopped by the pollinator garden hoping there would be some monarchs around but there was no butterfly activity. I was surprised two weeks ago when I saw the first white pelican already in town. Normally they don't start to show up until late october.

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Most of my flower pics that have come out have thorns, but this is one of my faves that doesn't - a desert aster in the middle of split mountain, out southeast of Ocotillo Wells on, you guessed it, split mountain road:

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@enhydra lutris
Nice desert aster. I'm hoping we will get enough rain in the desert this winter to get a decent spring wild flower bloom. It's been two years since there was a good bloom.

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Current plans are to be out east, though I guess we could slide home via Yuma to Brawley or Blythe to either Indio or Brawley, get our desert fix and then snake on up through Fillmore to Pismo or therabouts, etc.

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@Socialprogressive

flowers or not. We'll be off out east, though I guess we could slide back via Yuma or Blythe to Brawley, catch ABDSP and then zig up thru Fillmore to Pismo and then on to home. Dunno, without the trailer these trips play out a bit weird.

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@enhydra lutris very cool EL! Attsa nice botanical specimen! Great background too.

P.S. Don't Hydranga have a cyanid in them? I think so. Not good for the head, unless you want it really dead. Wink

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I think these were flowers at some point...

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref

No, I know, but know no snow heads
thanks for the photo

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@Bollox Ref
the Goldenrod galls on them.
I say Solidago Goldenrod.

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@Bollox Ref GREAT pic BR! Love it. Beautiful. Very well done sir.

I think maybe American Basketflower would be a good candidate guess.

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Hi SP! Hope everyone is doing well!

Outstanding flower photos SP! Beautiful! Nice fly too. Smile

GREAT work!

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The power of your flowers is bloomin' good!

The Manuka is in full bloom at the moment ...

Thank you Social, for Friday Photography. It's always a pleasure. Enjoy the weekend.

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@janis b Hi Janis, Wow! Beautiful! You are in the pink now. Does it smell? Great bark too. Sorta reminds me of Meloleuca (sp?).

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@dystopian

It has a subtle, more spicy than flowery fragrance.

It is this ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptospermum

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@dystopian Absolutely gorgeous.

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@janis b
The Manuka blossoms look a lot like cherry blossoms.

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@Socialprogressive

They do look like cherry blossoms, and this is the first time I've seen that.

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@#6.0

really good looking plant. I'ts really cool for me to see it, because we used to use Manuka honey as a wound treatment for birds and animals. It promotes healing and seriously reduces the chances of infection and all that. I once understood the theory, but now all I remember is that it works very well. We even considered getting some to keep around the house for minor wounds and abrasions.

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@enhydra lutris

and an equally good choice for you and others. Manuka honey is highly antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. I have used nothing other than this remedy for wounds for decades, and it has always done the trick.

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Just a couple quick ones, I gotta fly...

This is Shrubby Blue Sage, better known as Mejorana - el mejor (the best) in your food.
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This is an Anemone. They are mostly white, some lavender, rarely pink (here anyway).
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Hope everyone is doing well!

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Here are a few late contributions.

Campanulas with Teddy
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Thyme with Butterlies
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Strawberry Hydrangia (Hortensia)
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@Dawn's Meta

especially for the strawberry hydrangea. I had never seen this before. It does look like a sweet treat.

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@janis b
at our patio togther with the bird house and two bird baths in front and at the side of it.

Our "gardener" (aka known as car mechanic and unprofessional caretaker for my not totally demented, but slightly 'out of the loop of timelines' sister) takes care of the Hydrangea bush. Birds love to hide in there and they love the bird feeder, which hangs at the side of the bush, so that my sister has always good company and can have interesting conversations with the birds.

As my sister forgets to drink her coffee in her cup as long as the coffee is hot, the strawberry hydranger gets a lot of cold coffee thrown at its blossoms. So it is just a matter of time that the blooming blossoms turn brown.

It is a very useful bush in our patio-life-centered environment. Smile

Hope everything is going at your satisfaction in your corner of the world. Have a good Sunday.

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@mimi first cream-colored. Then as they age they turn Strawberry colored from the bottom up. After that they turn tan too brown and dry out. I am hoping I can dry some for indoor Winter flowers before our current river of rain turns them to mush.

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I'm glad you have patio-life to enjoy, while the birds and blossoms entertain you all.

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@Dawn's Meta
Very nice flowers. The strawberry hydrangia is a first for me. Are the butterflies regular visitors to your thyme? I have rosemary that attracts tons of bees but hardly any butterflies.

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@Socialprogressive fly up. I've checked antennae to be sure they are Butterflies. It is a wonder. We are mowing to encourage spread of Thyme mats.

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