Friday, May 20, 2011

My Town Shoot Out - Flowers

This week's Theme is courtesy of the My Town Shoot Out gang.
"Our theme for May 20 is Flowers in your town. I feel this will be a cheery and very colorful theme."

"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into." ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858
"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844
"Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock." ~Henry Ward Beecher, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers
"I like what Henry Ward Beecher had to say about flowers. Think about it, do they have expressions? Do they emit a feeling? Challenge for our shooters for this theme .....
show us a flower expression
show us a flower thought
show us a flower feeling
show us a flower attitude
show us a flower mood
show us a flower emotion

and as always HAPPY SHOOTING!!"
Check out the other participants here and here.

These have been on my mind, and in my nose - they look cheery, but I think they harbor an evil underbelly:

The stars of this week are on bushes growing directly across a walking path from one another:
Snow White and Rose Red

 And as you would expect, after several years, the cross pollination takes affect, and you get the blush, amidst the white roses:

 And this hanger on, in the middle of the red roses:
Happy Friday all!


Sandra said...

exquisite is the only word that comes to mind, that and Stunning!

Tina said...

very nice shots. :)

Jama said...

Gorgeous gorgeous roses photos, I just love them.

Doreen said...

that white rose is just gorgeous!!

GingerV said...

your red rose is wonderful, the petals look like velvet. I have tried I don't know how many times to get photos of red and yellow roses and the color will be nice but no petal can be differentiated. your are the best.

Ann said...

What is the last flower? I always like rose buds.

Rebecca said...

Love the roses. The perfect flower.

J9 said...

Ann - I think it's just milkweed