Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.
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I recently went on a trip to Oahu, Hawaii. It rained almost every day that we were there, but here are a few shots that I took.
We went to the Tweechol Botanical gardens, it was filled different tree sculptures and orchids. I thought this was pretty.
I went to Reader’s Rock garden for the first time today, there’s were some interesting pathways that weaved up to a hilltop cafe. The Garden and Cafe happen to be right beside a very large Cemetery in Calgary, which seems like an odd place for a cafe. I enjoyed it either way. The photo below was taken with a 12-24mm/2.8.
These are everywhere along the river, and if it weren’t for this photo-a-day thing, I would never have taken the time to notice that they have no petals.
I’m really not sure what kind of flowers these are, but they’re really pretty!
Curtis found a patch of white fluffy stuff to ride though…
I found this near the river, I thought it made an interesting shot with the ants on the flowers.
I was discovering in my backyard all the wonderful things that have mysteriously started growing (it snowed today…it snowed yesterday…it’s still cold here!). I found some tulips starting to poke up through the ground, I noticed leaf buds starting to grow on the trees, and THEN!! I found a pretty pink thing! Flowers!!! Hmmmm…I’m actually not sure what this thing is, it looked sort of like a bulb growing, but the pretty pink ruffle thing is hard, so I’m going with fungus, it’s got to be a fungus. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.
**Edit: Apparently this is Rhubarb! Which seems to be growing in a very odd location in my backyard! But, YAY! I have a garden!!
A housewarming gift from a friend. A vase full of flowers and pussywillows. I happen to love pussywillows, so it’s my picture of the day. They are typically one of the earliest signs of spring and have the symbolism of motherhood, but I prefer the chinese symbolism which is the coming of prosperity. So bring on the prosperity in 2011!