My February 2019 In Photos

This little dog stayed at my grandma’s for a short time. If you read January’s post, you probably saw Blackie. Someone abandoned her at my grandma’s, and she took her in. This little dog obviously belonged to someone, unlike Blackie. She came around a lot for a couple of weeks and then left. He was adorable! โค

Mom’s daffodils started blooming and I had too much fun photographing them.

She has different colors! ๐Ÿ˜€

Side view. Some not even opened yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

She has SO MANY. ๐Ÿ˜€

Close up of the inside of the flower!

Mom made a giant heart sugar cookie for Valentine’s day. It was amazing. ๐Ÿ˜€

Mom’s peach tree bloomed! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s now covered in peaches.

My grandma’s lake at dusk. ๐Ÿ˜€

Looking up into the trees around our house. ๐Ÿ™‚

Laptop batteries! The one on top is my old one. The one on the bottom is the new one, which is now in the laptop I’m using to type this post. ๐Ÿ™‚ My old one didn’t hold a charge anymore, so my parents bought me this one. It lasts anywhere between 3 and 6 hours on a charge, depending on what I’m doing when using it. It’s amazing, I can go online anywhere without a cord now. ๐Ÿ˜€

Blood Red Lilies

I guess this is the last in the series of lily posts. (The first were the yellow lilies and the second were the orange lilies in case you missed it.) I didn’t get as many of the process this time for some reason. I thought I had but when the yellow and orange lilies bloomed, I guess I forgot to get more photos of these. Oops.

Babies!

Medium size bud – with a guardian. ๐Ÿ™‚

Almost ready to bloom…

Hello, red Asian Lily! ๐Ÿ˜

I love the rich red color. I didn’t expect these to bloom until this week, but they bloomed on the 31st of May.ย  These are the first lilies I bought about three years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

First Day Of Spring – March 20th, 2018

Let’s celebrate the first day of Spring by marveling at the beauty of God’s creation! Especially the flowers…

Easter Lillies

My mom has these beautiful flowers planted all over our yard. And the fun thing is – different batches of flowers have different colors. The above one, if I remember correctly, was planted around a tree near our driveway.

This one was in the flower bed of my dad’s shop.

These were in the flower bed in frontย of our house.

These were outside the flower bed at my mom’s gazebo.


Peach Blossoms

This one is also known as a selfie fail. ๐Ÿ˜‚ย I had the camera on a tripod and put the camera on timerย mode. I ended up having to get on a step-stool to get a proper selfie. Andย then once I was up there, I saw the bees…

If you look closely,ย you can see a bee in the center of this photo. Or the backside of one,ย anyway.


Pear Blossoms


Tulips

I found this beauty at Walmart for $1. Someone messed up and put three tulip bulbs in one pot; it was supposed to be $1 for one tulip. So I guess I got each tulip for 33.333333 cents? Haha. And each tulip is at a different stage of blooming. This is the first one. I expect the next two to bloom at the end of the month or in early April. I hope we have more time the next time we go back to Walmart because I plan to look and see if they made more mistakes… ๐Ÿ˜…

I love the texture of the petals.

Especially with the sunlight filtering through them.

And the inside is really awesome too.


Wildflowers

You’ve probably noticed that I have a fondness for wildflowers. So of course, I had to get photos of them too. ๐Ÿ™‚

We have a few trees in our woods growing wild that have some of the most beautiful pink blossoms!

I don’t know what they are, but I really like them.

Wild violets!

I didn’t see the plant that the flower came from, but we have been getting high winds, so it could have blown in from anywhere. I’ve seen the vines that have these kinds of flowers, but the flowers on those aren’t opened yet.

This is also growing wild. At first, I thought it might be a dogwood, but no other dogwoods are blooming. The blooms remind me of my mom’s apple tree. I would compare them, but it hasn’t bloomed yet. It didn’t bloomย last year either. We’re beginning toย think it’s dead… but if this is a new apple tree that nature planted, I can’t wait to see if it produces apples this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fun With Flowers

As you probably already know, I love taking photos of flowers, and I have a ton of flowers in my archives. I’m a bit late responding to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge – Fun or Flowers, but I thought I’d post these flowers that I’ve taken over the past few weeks and never got around to sharing anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

I found this one at my great aunt’s house. The plant is taller than I am!

These were growing wild around my grandma’s lake. They remind me of black-eyed Susan’s (at the end of the post – the sunflowers are first ๐Ÿ˜…), but the center isn’t black.

And this one was planted in a pot outside our bank.

Nature’s Smile

During a walk through the woods last spring, I saw a bunch of gumballs and pine cones and thought it might be fun to play with them. So this happened:

Don’t worry – be happy! ๐Ÿ˜‚ And then I thought maybe it might like a branch for a hat:

A little while later, I found two dogwood blooms that I accidentally knocked off the tree. (Oops!)

And I decided to completely redesign the whole thing…

My dad said that this was the result of having too much time on my hands, but it was really nice to unwind on my stroll and let my creative side come out. ๐Ÿ™‚

**Thanks to Incomplete Thinker for inspiring me to write this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

Easter Lilies And An Unexpected Guest.

I found these photos in my archives from spring and surprisingly, I don’t think I ever posted them.

I wanted to get photos of my mom’s lilies while in full bloom.

It was in this photo that I realized that someone was photo-bombing me, though after downloading them, I realize it could be seen in the previous photos too:

So I zoomed in:

Hello there, little bug! ๐Ÿ˜€

I don’t know what kind of bug this is, but he was patient and let me get very close:

He didn’t seem to be hurting my mom’s flowers, so I let him be. ๐Ÿ™‚