The Beauty of the Earth

The flowerbed near the road in front of our house. May 19, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

One of our newer flower beds is in front of the house near the road.  Betsy and I wanted color in the bed throughout the growing season, so we planted tulips, iris, roses, lilies and day lilies in the bed.

This year we’re getting a lot of color, often at the same time.  In the picture above you can see two varieties of lilies in bloom, and two varieties of roses.  What’s more amazing, if you look carefully you can see a purple iris that decided to bloom again of Friday.

I guess we’re going to have to stay home for a while so we can enjoy all this beauty around us.

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23 Responses to “The Beauty of the Earth”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    I can’t imagine having all that in my yard. Beats the heck out of all these sago palms I’m stuck with.

  2. MadSnapper Says:

    absolutely gorgeous. and so are your water pics with the new filter. you are challenging me to try harder.

  3. Maple Lane Says:

    Very pretty! Yes, I think you have plenty of great photo opportunities right within your own yard. We enjoy your flowers so much.

  4. The Incredible Woody Says:

    Somehow I just can’t picture you two sitting idle for any length of time!

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Such a gorgeous variety of flowers and colors, George, and such a terrific capture for the day! Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!

  6. dayphoto Says:

    You do such nice photographs…please think about joining us on Sunday Stills!


  7. Happyone Says:

    Lots of great colors and variety make for a beautiful picture.

  8. NCMountainwoman Says:

    What a gorgeous and colorful flower bed. Just beautiful.

  9. ladyfi Says:

    Oh, how gorgeous!

  10. kathy Says:


  11. rhiebert Says:

    Oh my! That is gorgeous. I look at that and think of just how many pictures I would be taking.Yikes!

  12. busy bee suz Says:

    All the colors are so vibrant…again, your neighbors must LOVE you!

  13. Gardener On Sherlock Street Says:

    That is a great combination. Love all the bold colors.

  14. alskamom Says:

    What a lovely flowerbed, George! The colors are gorgeous!

  15. Carletta Says:

    How you arranged them when you planted them and the colors used is gorgeous!
    Just saw your water photos over at Betsy’s – beautiful!!

  16. Ginny Says:

    For some reason, this picture looks so romantic and old fashioned. Like in a wonderful old book.

  17. Jewaicious Says:

    What a beautiful array of tones and contrasts. How lovely.

  18. readerwil Says:

    Your flowers are a great success, George! I enlarged the photo and saw all your flowers.

  19. Linda G Says:

    I have to travel to see beauty such as this! How wonderful to look out your window or walk to the end of your driveway to see such pretty colors.

  20. Leovi Says:

    Wonderful pictures with exquisite colors of spring, your capture as impressive as ever.

  21. ZielonaMila Says:

    That is gorgeous. Beautiful!! I am greeting

  22. tmhHoover Says:

    What a beautiful bed of flowers!! It has been a marvelous spring here in the south. I have never had roses and iris blooming at the same time. Thanks for stopping by – I have been super busy with photo clients—I think I need two of me!

  23. Sartenada Says:

    When looking at Your photo, I am sure that You are living in a Flower Paradise!

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