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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, July 21, 2013

B is for Blooming Beauties

Welcome to the second week of the 13th round of ABC Wednesday, created by Denise, administered by Roger, and assisted by a team of ABCW'ers.  This week is brought to you by the letter B, a letter with a barrage of brilliant nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.  Remember last week when I brought you the word "alliteration" for the letter A?  Well, here are some examples using the letter B:

Barney & Barbie went broke as Barney & Barbie bought Billy's basement for billions of bucks.
The big brown bear bothered the busy beehive.
Beth & Bella bought brown bags of bananas before buying black boots for Becky.
Basil the bubbly basset bounced on the bright blue ball and barked.

Okay, 'nuff of that.  Because it's summer now, and most people's gardens are in full blooming mode, I thought I'd put together a little slideshow of my own flowers aka "blooming beauties."  All the photos and 99% of the flowers are mine, but if the photo was taken someplace other than my own garden, I have indicated that.  I hope you enjoy it because when I went searching for photos, it made me realize just how lucky I am to have a wonderful man who enjoys gardening simply because it gives me pleasure. This is a favourite shot of a butterfly beside my hanging basket that I luckily captured one day in June.


Be sure to turn up your sound for the background ambience. Have a beautiful and blessed week!
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31 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

The BUTTERFLY is particularly BEAUTIFUL!

Kay L. Davies said...

Aha, Leslie, this reminds me...I'd better get BUSY and create a B post.
K

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this blooming beauty collection! And I also liked the alliteration! Have a great and blossoming week. It is really very warm here.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Carver said...

Beautiful blooming beauties. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Norma Ruttan said...

Oh, I'm glad that I hadn't seen your post before I picked blooming as my 'b' word! stunning beauties here!

photowannabe said...

Beautiful Blooms!!
Each one is more stunning than the last.
How fortunate to have all of that color in your gardens.

Hildred said...

Especially love the lilies....

Wanda said...

Is there anything more lovely than flowers.

We were in Santa Barbara this weekend, and the flowers were so beautiful.

Ann said...

Leslie, you certainly have BOUNDLESS BEAUTY around to admire. I love that butterflies are attracted to our flowers.
Ann

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Beautiful images! I love the butterfly.

Beverley Baird said...

All of the flowers are gorgeous! Great photography Leslie!

Chicago Erratic said...

Holy cow, I can't believe you caught that butterfly shot! Amazing!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful image.

Hazel Ceej said...

Beautiful all! I also enjoyed Wind Beneath My Wings :)

Hazel

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The flowers in your garden are breathe taking, Leslie. Blessings!

magiceye said...

Wonderful as always!!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice capture. A beautiful butterfly on a blooming flower.

Indrani said...

You do these so well. :)

Carol said...

Beautiful! My books are taken in Pittsboro, NC

LOLfromPasa said...

I had a go at photographing flowers and it isn't easy as it looks. Your shots are wonderful!

Lea said...

B is for a Beautiful post!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Joy said...

You have some lovely flowers in your garden. Love the butterfly.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Lovely pictures of your B posting in your blog. Really enjoy checking in here. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

W. Latane Barton said...

beautiful shot of the butterfly.

Lise said...

Beautiful!!! We have Tigertail Swallowtails around here too, they are stunning! I have a hard time capturing them in a photo though, they don't sit still long enough...

Liz said...

What a beautiful butterfly!

Karen Traversy said...

I am also retired fro teaching. You were lucky with the butterfly shot. It's a beauty.

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! The butterfly is gorgeous !

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful blooms! I can only grow roses among them .

Black Jack's Carol said...

Leslie, you really did the "blooming beauties" in your neck of the woods proud. Your front garden is clearly a sight to Behold! As for the butterfly, Bravo to you for that capture, and I must add that seeing Tegan "smell the roses" really made me smile. Thank you so much for finding time (and energy!) to stop by my blog. You and Lorne are very much in my heart and thoughts!

Suzy said...

Beautiful blooms and butterflies and brilliantly done for B.

Suzy http://suzysomedaysomewhere.blogspot.co.nz/