Beauty in the Blooms

Just stopping in to share these beautiful flowers with you!

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Day 274 & 276: The Colors of Fall

Now that it’s October, I feel like I can take photos of all things fall-ish. I’m splitting up my weekend blog post, because my Friday and Sunday photos go together so well. Tomorrow I’ll post Saturday’s photo. I had another busy weekend – I started to type out all the details, but I decided not to bore you. I think these colorful photos are enough.

Trader Joe's and many other stores have all kinds of crazy varieties of gourds and pumpkins.
My mom's fresh lilies and mums make the perfect fall bouquet.

Day 179: Emptiness

Here sit my empty flower pots on the patio, because last week when I went to a nearby nursery, they had just cleared out their summer flowers. I blame it on being gone for half the month of May, but it was probably just procrastination.

Colorful, yet empty flower pots.

Day 129: A different angle

One of my fellow colleagues had her last day at work a few days ago – these flowers that remain on her desk just don’t quite fill the void.

Canon 60d, 1/125 sec., f/3.5, ISO 125, 20 mm focal length, natural light

Day 63: Letting go

February 17 would have been my aunt Jill’s 52nd birthday. She died of pancreatic cancer on July 3rd. In honor of her birthday, we served a meal at the hospice house where she stayed at the end of her life. It just so happened to be the same hospice house my grandpa passed away in two days prior to the meal. Because I was focusing on Grandpa, I didn’t get a chance to post anything about it. These are the flowers we displayed at the meal. They were once pretty and pink, but I think it’s finally time to discard them. Sometimes letting go of simple things is so hard. I miss Jill every day, so I can’t even imagine how hard it is for my cousins and my mom. At least we never have to let go of the memories.


1/20 sec., F2.8, ISO 200
55 mm wide-angle lens, no flash fired