Hawaiian White Hibiscus

2 08 2014

Stamen of Hawaiian White Hibiscus (Hibiscus waimeae)

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Hisbiscus stamen

Lily and Monarda

27 06 2011

Sounds like a law firm name, doesn’t it? Actually, if it were really a law firm’s name, it would go something like: “Good morning. Thank you for calling Lily, Lily, Monarda, Liatris, Shasta, Gallardia, Nepeta, Platycodon and Campion, LLP. This is Rose speaking. How may I direct your call?

Ah, this takes me back to temping in my younger days when I first moved to the D.C. area. One of my better paying assignments was an $8 per hour job answering the phone at the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council, Inc. I was supposed to answer the phone with, “Good morning, Copper and Brass Fabricators Council. How may I direct your call?” I figured the person on the other end was as annoyed with receiving that lengthy line as I was delivering it. After a few weeks, I got lax and just answered, “Copper and Brass.” What does all this have to do with flowers, you ask? Absolutely nothing.

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Blooming in my garden: Lilies

27 06 2011

These stamens look like tiny ballet slippers en pointe, don’t they?

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Columbine closeup

11 05 2011

I’ve been photographing Green Spring Gardens for more than five years and this year they have Columbines in every shade imaginable blooming all at once!

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Think pink

28 07 2010

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. — Chinese proverb

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