Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Black and White Wednesday....with a side of color.

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OK....a lot of color !!

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Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Ward Beecher

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What grows in the garden so lovely and rare? Roses and Dahlias and people grow there.
A Gardener's Library

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If you pass by the color purple in a field and don't notice it, God gets real pissed off.
Alice Walker

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What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell so sweet.

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It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams

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There you have it. A tiny glimpse into my garden again. More to come in a little while.
The blooms are bustin' out all over!

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Enjoy visiting all the great photography.

Happy Wednesday!


Cherees said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the one with the gazing ball how it captured your reflection. Happy Wednesday. Sorry if this is a double post. I hit the x instead of the tab next to it.

Buckeroomama said...

You have the loveliest flowers in your garden! Now, I'm curious: Did you name Dahlia after those flowers in your garden or did you get dahlias after Dahlia came home?

Terri said...

Fabulous pictures Wanda and what a great garden you have!
I had to go back up and check the gazing ball photo after reading Cherees comment. VERY cool!

Frau said...

Wow....amazing them both in color and b&w! Cool one with you in the mirrored garden ball. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Love Letters To China said...

What beautiful flowers you have growing in your garden. Love that you included the original with the conversions today. I think my favorite is of you reflected in the sphere! Can't wait to see more. All of my flowers are pretty much gone now. The heat is way too much for their delicate petals.

Happy Wednesday!

Lynn said...

Oh how I love your garden pics (and your beautiful daughter too). I wish I could garden. Any tips for South Florida? Hee Hee. We are hot as blazes already and summer has just begun. Beautiful garden!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness Wanda! These are SO gorgeous. I love them. Wow. Very, very pretty!

JinXiu said...

Wanda these are simply stunning. I love the way you capture nature its so moving and pure. Its as if the world stood still.
thanks for making my day

Gail said...

I noticed you in the gazing ball right away...snapping away! These are beautiful, your peonies, iris and roses are showing off so well. I hope you're bringing some indoors. And your quotes fit perfectly!

Hope you're having a great week!

Colin and Jill Canada said...

You and I have a common interest - photographing flowers! Very very nice shots.

Courtney said...

Here from B&W Wednesday! Beautiful photos! I enjoyed visiting today!

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful post. I love the first quote and the gazing ball with your reflection in it..
Blessings to you and yours

The Mommy said...

I just love the shots and the quotes! Happy Wednesday!

Amy said...

WOW, great black and white photos! But I love how vibrant the colors are in the other photos.

Sarah @ said...

Ooh, I love that last quote! And well done on your beautiful photographs as well!

Sarah @

Daisy Dreams said...

Beautiful!! Oh, how I wish I had a flower garden, but something called "six dogs" prevents that from happening ;)

Audrey @ said...

I actually like them better in the Black and white. especially the first one.

Lisa said...

Your garden takes my breath away in any color!

I suspect that your blooms thrive in much the same way as your girls do....under your watchful, loving, devoted and tender ministerings & care ~ all done with grace & joy!

Mama Hen said...

I love these Wanda! My favorite one is the one with the mirror ball. It is like a Where is Waldo picture. You can be seen taking the picture, but I bet some people would miss that. The first two are beautiful! I love the color! Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Our family said...

Despite your black and white Wednesdays, it is always so colorful to pop into your world! Thank you Wanda... I love how you capture your readers!!!!!

xo Jen

Karli said...

Oh WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous shots! Lovely...every single one. (And I totally missed your reflection, but after reading some comments above, I had to go back and look - LOL! :-) Found ya! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog too! :-)

Kim said...

Goregous photos! I love Peonies and Iris and roses. The one with your reflection in the gazing ball is really cool. Thanks for stopping by today!

Raymonde said...

Love your flowers today Wanda. I love peonies. Your self portrait is pretty cool also!

Thank you for visiting. Have a super week. xxx said...

You have one gorgeous garden!! I absolutely loved the picture with your reflection! How cool is that?! I have to work on a self portrait one of these days :)

Dave said...

excellent work, the first B&W is a classic.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I always love your garden photos! If I took photos of my garden, they'd probably all be black, too... from my black thumb.

Mama Hen said...

I hope you had a great Father's Day today!

Mama Hen

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hello there my friend!! I am finally getting over here....almost a week late:( Your garden looks those flowers are beautiful!!! And I love the reflection of you in the gazing cool is that!!

Less than 5 weeks.....and counting!!!



Mama Hen said...

Hey there Wanda! Thank you so much for your kind comment about my Dad! He was really charismatic and had such a zest for life! His family was everything to him. I sure miss him! I appreciate your comment! I hope you had a super day yesterday! I always love coming back to your blog and enjoying the gorgeous photos! Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Serline said...

For some reason, I like the third pic most. The colors are nice, but there's just that little something special in that black and white version that says it better...

Dita said...

Is that YOUR garden? OK, I may have to change my sitting place when I'm drinking my vino....the garden, perhaps? Heck, I'll just have a glass in the new kitchen and another in le jardin!

4 more weeks, Baby........4 more weeks!

xoxoxoDita Darling