Dancing flowers

As I was browsing through my archives, I came across some photos

Taken one lovely summer’s day at the botanical gardens.

It was a day of flowers and smiles (that’s my daughter in the background);

Purple smiles

When pink leaves dazzled

In the sunlight;

PInk leaves

And bee houses

Perfumed the air.

Bee houses

It was a time of

Dancing flowers,

Dancing flowers copy

And time to stop

And smell the vivid heart of a hibiscus.

Hibiscus heart

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97 responses

  1. It’s good to have such heartwarming memories in times like this.

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    January 19, 2015 at 15:13

  2. Stunning, it’s very refreshing to look at the summer side when it is freezing outside.

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    January 19, 2015 at 15:14

  3. So wonderful to see these lovely blooms this morning, thanks for the lift! πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2015 at 15:16

  4. georgiakevin

    You are a talented photographer, these photos are gorgeous!

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    January 19, 2015 at 15:20

  5. Nice to see all that color right now when it’s all brown and white and cold. πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2015 at 15:28

  6. oh be still my heart! You never fail to cause my mouth to drop open in awe – and then a huge smile! Such a gift you have behind the camera! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2015 at 15:32

  7. These warm colors cheer me up on a chilly day. Thank you!

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    January 19, 2015 at 15:48

  8. Lovely, I can smell them from here.

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    January 19, 2015 at 16:02

  9. Beautiful memories. My surprise yesterday, while doing yard cleanup, buds were showing on the perennials – Spring is on her way.

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    January 19, 2015 at 16:03

  10. These flowers are amazing! Love the colors! Great shots!

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    January 19, 2015 at 16:11

  11. Ron

    STUNNING photographs, Fiona! WOW! The colors and textures you captured are amazing!

    “And bee houses

    Perfumed the air.”

    Yes, I could actually SMELL them from here πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing the beauty, my friend. And pink happens to be one of my favorite colors!
    X

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    January 19, 2015 at 16:32

  12. it’ll return soon!

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    January 19, 2015 at 16:43

  13. Hello Fiona, lovely images and beautiful flowers.. I am looking at your post and wishing it was spring already.. Have a happy week!

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    January 19, 2015 at 16:51

  14. amazing to see lovely flowers and beautiful colors in the middle of winter
    such a joy

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    January 19, 2015 at 17:25

  15. Gorgeous flowers! I love the hibiscus.

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    January 19, 2015 at 17:47

  16. Love your flowers Fi.

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    January 19, 2015 at 17:53

  17. ahhhh, how I long for dancing flowers & perfumed air! x

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    January 19, 2015 at 18:14

  18. These shots certainly weren’t taken now in Sweden!!!

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    January 19, 2015 at 18:47

  19. Yes, wonderful pictures, I love these flowers, its luminosity is beautiful, good framing !!

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    January 19, 2015 at 18:59

  20. daryledelstein

    thank you for this warm return to summer .. its bloody cold here now ..

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    January 19, 2015 at 19:27

  21. Such colour! These pictures brim so beautifully with the warmth of summer.

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    January 19, 2015 at 19:43

  22. wow. you make me feel almost warm….ha…its actually a much warmer day today…up in the 50s….
    enjoy these days…so much more than flowers when you are with family…

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    January 19, 2015 at 20:39

  23. ds

    Lovely to see such color on what is a dreary grey day here. Thank you. I am warmer already!

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    January 19, 2015 at 20:45

  24. Wow – these really brightened my day! Thank you Fiona πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2015 at 20:59

  25. jou

    so lovely and alive;)

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    January 19, 2015 at 21:23

  26. Delightful colours!

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    January 19, 2015 at 22:04

  27. Hello, A beautiful macro series! some color in this gray and rainy weather is welcome
    Thank you for sharing

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    January 19, 2015 at 22:18

  28. oh, summer…

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    January 19, 2015 at 22:48

  29. Just what I needed for day number four of no sun ;-(
    Thank you!!
    Carla

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    January 19, 2015 at 22:55

  30. Gorgeous shots of the dancing flowers.

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    January 19, 2015 at 23:12

  31. Great photos and I love your dancing flowers!

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    January 20, 2015 at 00:40

  32. A beautiful summers kiss of colour πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2015 at 00:52

  33. The center of a hibiscus is “a vivid heart”…a perfect description waiting us this year…:)JP

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    January 20, 2015 at 01:05

  34. Wow, Wow and triple Wow, glad I stopped by to enjoy a little dance with you today!
    Wren x

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    January 20, 2015 at 01:16

  35. Pat

    Beautiful shots.

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    January 20, 2015 at 01:32

  36. Lovely flowers!

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    January 20, 2015 at 01:36

  37. lovely images. we think alike, i posted summer images today too.

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    January 20, 2015 at 04:25

  38. Flowers and smiles are always welcome. And produce more smiles.

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    January 20, 2015 at 04:41

  39. It is nice to dream of such beautiful flowers when there is snow on the ground and cold all around!

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    January 20, 2015 at 06:44

  40. I love that you put flowers in today. I am so ready for spring. Your photos are always divine.

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    January 20, 2015 at 06:59

  41. these are outstanding shots.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    January 20, 2015 at 07:15

  42. I love flowers!
    These are all breathtaking.
    I can;t wait for spring and get in the garden and plant some beauties to enjoy all summer long πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2015 at 07:33

  43. indrani

    Lovely colorful post today.

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    January 20, 2015 at 07:53

  44. Amy

    lavender, bougainvilia, not sure of the third one, 4th one hibiscus? we have them here too.

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    January 20, 2015 at 08:04

  45. Very pretty pics:)

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    January 20, 2015 at 08:37

  46. Gorgeous shots! the colors are delightful πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2015 at 09:24

  47. Love that last shot – such vibrant colours!

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    January 20, 2015 at 11:19

  48. wow! you created various wonders here… truly admired each perspective

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    January 20, 2015 at 11:39

  49. πŸ™‚ Amazing way to tell and show aspects of summer! I dare to think of an early summer, let’s say in may, when I could have a dress printed with a “pink leaves dazzled
    In the sunlight” texture… It would be funny, right? Till then I’ll dare to imagine…or in other words I’ll try to put it in practice… Imagine: now i want a summer just like this: with “pink leaves dazzled in the sunlight”!! Inspired of… So thankful!!

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    January 20, 2015 at 12:17

  50. What lovely, bright visions to brighten up this dark, cold winter’s day! Thank you. πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2015 at 12:25

  51. Just the photos I need to see in January. Beautiful!

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    January 20, 2015 at 13:23

  52. I love the blurred image of your daughter laughing in the background, and what sweet little bee houses! Just the medicine for January!

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    January 20, 2015 at 14:05

  53. Claudia

    such beautiful colors. i bet it’s just what you needed during the winter blues.

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    January 20, 2015 at 14:42

  54. They bring me hope for spring. I especially love the one above “time to stop.” Indeed.

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    January 20, 2015 at 14:51

  55. Dazzling array of flowers ~ beautiful macro shots and makes me ‘feel’ Springtime!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    January 20, 2015 at 14:57

  56. miss-red-fox

    Wow, that looks gorgeous! I love the pink ones (is that bougainvillea?) and the hibiscus a lot!

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    January 20, 2015 at 15:04

  57. A beautiful preview of things to come πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2015 at 15:07

  58. Soothing captures!

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    January 20, 2015 at 15:17

  59. So joyful to have the memory of last year’s flowers!

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    January 20, 2015 at 15:31

    • Flowers and memories are two ways to lighten up a day. In a cold winter like now, it is best to reminisce summer thoughts and happenings. Your pictures are very beautiful.

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      January 20, 2015 at 16:38

  60. What beautiful flowers, beautiful creation! I especially like the foxglove?? with the bees in their little compartments. That’s such a great photo! – Judy@CranberryMorning

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    January 20, 2015 at 16:35

  61. The archive is necessary at this time of year. We all need some warm colors.

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    January 20, 2015 at 17:21

  62. Gorgeous flower photos!

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    January 20, 2015 at 19:04

  63. Very pretty flowers.

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    January 20, 2015 at 19:30

  64. just took a deep breath of warmth…thanks friend:)
    just what my color-hungry eyes needed.
    much thanks,
    Jennifer

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    January 20, 2015 at 20:19

  65. Wonderful pictures and your daughters smile makes them even prettier!

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    January 20, 2015 at 21:13

  66. Lekre bilder bΓ₯de i dette innlegget og i de under :-)) Store kontraster? Ha en flott uke!

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    January 20, 2015 at 21:36

  67. Magnificent photos of flowers and sunlight, and was that your daughter in the background on the first shot? The photo’s composition was delightful.

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    January 20, 2015 at 21:49

  68. Summer dreaming! Your timing is perfect! πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2015 at 22:51

  69. Lovely flowers and so glad that the bees find them!

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    January 20, 2015 at 22:57

  70. I love your photos and the mental image you weave with your words. Dancing flowers. Delightful.

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    January 21, 2015 at 00:39

  71. Al

    Very nice. I love that first shot, with your daughter out of focus but radiating joy.

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    January 21, 2015 at 02:11

  72. Such wonderful memories of summer, and that hibiscus is such a gorgeous color!
    Makes me think of a sunrise/sunset.

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    January 21, 2015 at 02:51

  73. That Foxglove is stunning! Great shots! Summery I like that! πŸ™‚

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    January 21, 2015 at 02:53

  74. Beautiful images of summer. I’m ready for its return, even though we don’t have much of a winter to speak of here.

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    January 21, 2015 at 03:42

  75. oh gorgeous! I don’t wonder that those bees are drowning in such beauty. Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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    January 21, 2015 at 04:05

  76. Absolutely gorgeous, all of them. The first is my favorite, but the last is a beauty, too.

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    January 21, 2015 at 04:35

  77. such lovely and warm memory πŸ™‚

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    January 21, 2015 at 11:09

  78. I remember flowers!!! Maybe they are more precious to us because of the long months without…
    I think the bee behinds in the foxgloves is my favourite image!!!

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    January 21, 2015 at 15:08

  79. Gorgeous macros of the pretty flowers…. Seeing flowers when it is winter here always makes me feel good.

    How’s the new puppy doing?
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    January 21, 2015 at 16:26

  80. Don

    A wonderful series of these dancing flowers. A refreshing post in this time of colder weather.

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    January 21, 2015 at 16:56

  81. lol, you clearly ended up in a different world πŸ™‚

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    January 21, 2015 at 19:28

  82. Colorful happy memories! Lovely macro shot and that peachy shade is my favorite color ever.

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    January 21, 2015 at 20:05

  83. I can not wait for the flowers to start showing themselves again.

    Mollyxxx

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    January 21, 2015 at 21:11

  84. nocolebolo


    It is worthwhile to look at your files, so you bring these beautiful gifts for us. They are wonderful flowers.

    Β· hugs

    Β· LMA Β· & Β· CR Β·

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    January 21, 2015 at 22:34

  85. itsallaboutpurple

    WoW-zers!! Such beautiful blooms and colors, like a burst of summer!!

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    January 22, 2015 at 00:43

  86. Wonderful images from your archives! I absolutely love the hibiscus!

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    January 22, 2015 at 05:43

  87. Amazing beauty in every shot!

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    January 22, 2015 at 05:58

  88. The warmth in your photos is welcomed as it snows hard here in Breckenridge!

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    January 22, 2015 at 06:43

  89. Thank you for the reminder of summer. Right now it seems a long way off.

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    January 22, 2015 at 08:24

  90. miyahde

    Dearest Lady-fi; What a fabulous pictures of ‘Dancing Flowers’β™‘β™‘β™‘
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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    January 22, 2015 at 09:54

  91. You manage to change a beautiful flower into heavenly object adding even more beauty to it. All these flowers are works of art seeing through your lens.Thank you for sharing this beauty with us all.
    Wil, ABCW Team

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    January 22, 2015 at 11:37

  92. Just lovely!

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    January 22, 2015 at 14:24

  93. you expect from me or more of these get photos from your archive:-))))
    Wonderful to see.

    Greetings, Helma

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    January 22, 2015 at 19:51

  94. awesome summer series and flower photos, great archive you have, I like more from this πŸ™‚

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    January 22, 2015 at 22:13

  95. oh elles sont si belles et j’aime aussi l’avant derniΓ¨re

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    January 24, 2015 at 17:45

  96. Oh wow! These are beautiful! You have inspired me to post some of my images from my Spring visit to the gardens.

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    January 31, 2015 at 08:26

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