Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekend full of flowers


I saw so many gorgeous bouquets of flowers leaving the stores over the weekend that I had to get some for myself.  I chose these yellow roses with the burgundy lilies to dress up my dining room table.


Sunday morning when I took my walk at the Desert Botanical Garden, there were still a few cactus showing off with their gorgeous blooms.  Cactus bloom are so beautiful that it seems a shame that they can't be taken home with you.


I also spotted a lot of Queen Butterflies out and about.  These two have decided to share the taste of this shaggy lavender flower.


17 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

That's a very tasteful arrangement you decided on... wonderfully colourful series!

Mersad said...

Wow, that last shot is a real winner. I can't even get one in my shots :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Andy said...

I love the colours. Well done Sharon.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your dining table must look lovely Sharon, good choice of blooms. You are always so lucky when you visit the botanical gardens, two fab captures.

Steve Reed said...

Nice series of photos! Cactus flowers look so unlikely to me -- so lush and large, on such a spiny dry plant.

RedPat said...

All three shots are wonderful, Sharon!

Mo said...

We call them Monarch butterflies. Interesting the different names. (I had to have chocolate after doing photos for Ted's Post)

Judy said...

All pretty but the one with the butterflies is my favorite!

Halcyon said...

Wow! That butterfly photo is gorgeous! Glad you had a flower-filled weekend. :)

cieldequimper said...

This is a wonderfully uplifting post Sharon with gorgeous photos! Wish I could smell the roses!

William Kendall said...

That last shot is amazing!

Kathy said...

Lovely photos. Flowers are definitely for every day, not just special occasions.

Randy said...

Wonderful colors.

Jack said...

Sharon, you do a great job with macros. One of these days I need to get in touch with you and learn what settings you use. My close-ups usually have blown out details.

Kate said...

Flowers and butterflies--great images.

Karl Demetz said...

The last shot with the butterflies stands out !

Thérèse said...

This one last shot is beautiful!