Friday, May 20, 2011

The Brenda Photo Challenge (5-21) May Flowers

It's said that April showers bring May flowers. However, it seems to me, this year the showers of April have only led to more of the same for May. Or could it be that the dreary and rainy days just last too long for my liking?
Either way it's time for the Brenda Photo Challenge again and the theme is May Flowers so the camera was hung around my neck and I went in search of some blooms.
Amongst the multitude of weeds in my flower bed I found these little beauties.

Turning around I was drenched by the splash of color from the tree in my next door neighbors yard.

Last but not least, why did the photographer cross the road?
To take a picture of the tulips in another neighbors front yard.
Look, pink tulips. You won't see any of those in my yard. My efforts to honor the request of a neighbor down the street were mowed down. He swore when we planted them last fall that he wouldn't run them over with the mower. I should have known better.

37 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely shots Ann, I always like the Lily of the Valley.

LDH said...

Oh, you did find some beauties! Very pretty photos. Sorry about your tulips. Perhaps they will come back again next year.

Sher said...

Beautiful shots! I keep forgetting about her challenge. I'm going to have to do the next one. I really had fun doing them in the past.

Alan said...

Lovely flowers!

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful flowers! That's too bad your pink tulips were mowed down! :)

Ratty said...

The first ones look like the flowers I saw a long time ago in a cartoon. Fairies were wearing them as hats.

Chatty Crone said...

Lovely - just breath taking. I like the pink ones.

And please - you don't mean your neighbor ran over yours with his lawn mower?

:(

Chatty Crone said...

Lovely - just breath taking. I like the pink ones.

And please - you don't mean your neighbor ran over yours with his lawn mower?

:(

Donna said...

What a Snarky Neighbor!!!Hahaaa
LOVELOVELOVE the first one! How Beautiful! You make it look SO Easy Girl!
Happy weekend!
hughugs

Grace said...

Loved the Lily of the Valley - they look like linen!

Helen said...

You always had great photos to share. I felt the same about the rain, too much!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful for Brenda Photo Challenge, Ann... I'd definitely walk across the street to get a picture of those tulips. Gorgeous!!!!

And the other pictures are great also. Love that HOT PINK one.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

Grace and I had the same thought, the texture of the on the Lily of the Valley blooms looks like linen. Beautiful shots!

Kloggers/Polly said...

Beautiful flowers Ann .... I do like the pink flowers (are they cherry tree flowers?)- they are the brightest I think that I have ever seen.

Crunchy Diva said...

your flowers are lovely.

Katie said...

I would have crossed the road to take a picture of those tulips too!
I hope your tulips come back for you next year.

marie said...

Hi Ann...that's my comment up above...I didn't realize that my daughter, Katie, was signed in on my computer!

FishHawk said...

Well, those shots were nice, but they were all missing someone. Come on now, when you enter a challenge, should you not seek to win it?

Jen said...

Beautiful flowers - LOVE that first shot :o)

Marg said...

That is the way to garden, just look at all the neighbors flowers. LOL, Those are gorgeous flowers and I have to agree, the first ones are really pretty. Hope you have a great week end Ann.

Duni said...

These are so, so pretty. I love tulips, especially pink ones!

Catherine said...

Lovely photos Ann!

We are having rain rain rain today. So much for getting to the weeds in my garden. Oh well. :)

xo Catherine

Russ said...

Great pictures Ann. Isn't it fun taking pictures of the flowers? I hope the rain stops over here soon. It sure would be nice to get a few days of straight sun.Of course our gladiolas love it.
Have a good weekend.

Donna said...

Gorgeous! Love those pink tulips planted at the base of the tree. I think that color is my favorite for tulips! Love the texture applied to the first photo too.

MarissaDW said...

Ann, Lovely photo of the lily of the valley. I'm looking forward to my blooms, mine hasn't bloom. Really well done on the other photos. Nice job!

Ebie said...

Sorry to hear about your tulips! Sigh!

You have a beautiful garden. I love the texture of the lily of the valley.

Sandra said...

i love those sweet white droopy bells, what ever they are and the splash of pink is gorgeous. the last photo is my favorite and is perfect for Micki, i do hope she is ok now. i went back to last Oct and read the card.

Irene said...

Yup I had a neighbour like that too. He passed away a few weeks ago, and I have tulips this year. Amazing. Now who will cut my lawn?

SUGAR MOON said...

Love your pic. Good job!!

Sandee said...

Beautiful indeed. So much nicer than all that snow you had all winter and well into spring. Enjoy.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful!! Did you use a texture filter in the first shot? It's doubly nice!

Josep said...

I like the tulips surrounding the tree, they're really beautiful.

Jeanne said...

Love the Lilly of the Valley shot. They aren't blooming here in Minnesota but they are a favorite of mine especially the fragrance.

Jeanne said...

They're all so pretty but those first really capture me. Very delicate Ann!

Mama Hancock said...

Awesome shots!!

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous...love the white flowers in the midst of weeds!

Anny said...

pink tulips... so beautiful. So sorry yours got mowed away.

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