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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

F is for FLOWERS


Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere usually find the month of February to be frightfully dismal. In some areas it's still frosty, and fancy snowflakes continue to fall.  In other areas, the weather is still ferocious and foul as our thoughts turn to fanciful delights of the first days of Spring.  So, as we watch the snowdrops forcing their way through the snow and we await the first signs of crocus, primrose, daffodil, and tulip, I thought you might be cheered by some of my floral fotos!  If it doesn't say "my" or "in my garden" the photo is from either around my neighbourhood or from my travels.  Regardless, all fotos were taken by moi!  So turn up your sound to "Here Comes the Sun" and have faith that winter will be over soon enough and then we'll all be able to enjoy the fabulous fruits of the summer season.
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30 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

it's definitely FROSTY today

anthonynorth said...

Ah, so many 'f' words to describe February :-)
Nice one.

Reader Wil said...

Fantastic, my friend! Fortunately flower fotos are my favourite fotos!
Wil Francois

ewok1993 said...

it's frightfully wet and soggy here, so this post of floral delights is a breath of fresh air.

Meryl said...

Oh Fabulously Fantastic! Have a great week...I look forward to "G."

Carver said...

Fantastic idea to cheer up the winter doldrums with flower shots.

Norma Ruttan said...

what a "fenomenal" garden of flowers!
I'd love to walk through it, if you only lived more closely to me!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful! Nice to see flowers here when it is Winter in USA in New England ~ Great post and photos!

LONDONLULU said...

February will forever be frosty and frigid here, so I love these fresh florals!

agnetha said...

Jag älskar också blommor. När jag ser alla dina vackra bolomster så längtar jag ännu mer efter sommaren. Vilken fin film du gjort och härlig Beatles musik till också. Here comes the sun!!! YES!!!!

bettyl said...

Wow, what a variety of wonderful colors!!

Hildred said...

Beautiful flowers and a great choice. Your garden must be lovely, Leslie.

photowannabe said...

Absolutely beautiful.
This is a real feel good post.
(:0)

Beverley Baird said...

What a great way to brighten February! I needed that - we are getting snow now!

Hazel said...

I can look at the hyacinths and corn flowers all day. Beautiful all!

Tina´s PicStory said...

so lovely flowers! nice film :)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Such beautiful flowers! Your video brought some warmth to an otherwise very cold day!

SRQ said...

Rather than freeze, you should frequent Florida...and see a few flowers here too. Beautiful captures.

Ann said...

Oh I do so enjoy spring flowers but ours would be buried in 12" of snow--its coming tonight. Love the pictures though.
Ann

Joy said...

Makes me want to rush out into the garden, oh no I'll have to wait.
The snowdrops have appeared, the have birds sing in the morning and there is a touch of yellow on the daffodils, the optimist in me says spring is very near.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful!
This makes me longing for spring. It is very much winter here..

Lise said...

Fantastic flowers!!! I thought of fotographing flowers for f too:)

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Judy SheldonWalker said...

Fabulous alliteration for the fantastic "f".

We are feigning for spring also, but with the dry summer we had last year the snow will help to replenish our lakes. We have to accept that God knows what He is doing. :-)

Ann said...

I LOVE FLOWERS. AND THIS SONG.

Rajesh said...

Flowers delight everyone.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Great idea for F, I am so looking forward for Spring!

Fitness... Fashion... Family

Playing catch up again with F entries..
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Russell said...

FRANKLY .... this is a most pleasant post! The idea of seeing flowering and hearing birds again is something is am looking FORWARD to!!

Always enjoy stopping by.

Shrinky said...

Ahhh, you've managed to capture and bottle the warmth of Summer in there - you certainly know how to get the very best out of a shot Leslie, you are a true professional behind that camera of yours!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Fabulous post!
Such a Fantastic Flowery Foto slide show!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment.

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