Our World: Tiny Flowers

Sempervivum blossoms, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  July 7, 2013

Sempervivum blossoms, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. July 7, 2013

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

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

While many of our roses, lilies and day lilies have large blossoms, our yard is home to some tiny flowers as well.  We have planted Hens and Chickens (Sempervivum) in several places in our yard.  Hens and Chickens are wonderful succulents that look good year around.

Hens and chickens blossoms, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  July 10, 2013.

Hens and chickens blossoms, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. July 10, 2013.

In spite of their name — Sempervivum means ‘always alive’ — hens do die out.  But they blossom before they die.  The flowers are tiny, but they are pretty.

Sempervivum blossoms, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  July 10, 2013.

Sempervivum blossoms, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. July 10, 2013.

When the hens die, their chickens grow to take their place.  It’s a shame the hens have to die, but what a way to go!!

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22 Responses to “Our World: Tiny Flowers”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Going out with a burst of glory!

  2. Denise Says:

    They are lovely!

  3. Blackberry Lane Says:

    I love these!

  4. busy bee suz Says:

    LOL….yep, if you have to ‘go’ go while you look pretty!! 🙂

  5. MadSnapper Says:

    they look like beautiful lavender colored stars.

  6. Linda Says:

    They do seem to go out in a blaze of glory. And they will live on in your photographs. These are great captures.

  7. sylviakirk Says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen any of these and they are SO beautiful, George!! Lavender colored stars indeed! Delightful captures for the day! Have a great week!!

  8. Rose Says:

    They are gorgeous shots of the flowers..

  9. ladyfi Says:

    What delightful small flowers!

  10. The Incredible Woody Says:

    They do have a beautiful flower!

  11. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    These are so pretty, and I never would have guessed what they are!

  12. Linda W. Says:

    They’re lovely George! So cheerful!

  13. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    We call that the “last hurrah!” Beautiful photos.

  14. rhiebert Says:

    These little flowers are really very pretty.It is one of those times where one must stop and take a close look to appreciate the beauty.

  15. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful flowers, very nice color combination.

  16. Sonnja Says:

    Beautiful photos!
    Greetings from, the Netherlands

  17. Linda G. Says:

    The flowers are very pretty and well photographed.

  18. Carletta Says:

    Very pretty blooms!
    I may have mentioned before that I have no luck with hens and chickens and certainly have never had any bloom. 🙂
    I need gardening lessons George!

  19. Lisa Hermanson Says:

    Beautiful photos – great enlarged !

  20. ZielonaMila Says:

    Wonderful flowers, beautiful colors:) Greetings

  21. Neal Says:

    Very beautiful George…especially when enlarged.

  22. Sartenada Says:

    Thank You presenting these beautiful flowers. What a joy to eyes they are!

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