Saturday, January 12, 2013

What's Blooming In January



It's January and we have Blooms. I found these two flowers 


the pot was nothing but dirt, Bob started watering it to see what it would do, it had Moss Rose in it and they died. Or so we thought.
Don't you fret I will keep you posted on what this ugly pot does. Oh YES I will!

Isn't it odd that those tiny flowers that look so ugly in the pot below, Macro turns them into Beauty.\


 There is a moral to this story, I am thinking we need to take a closer look at people who appear to be not worth a closer look..... Put our Mind on Macro and pay close attention. No telling what we will find.


I noticed the sun shining through the hibiscus and decided the backside was also worthy of a photo.


While trying to get behind the flower without  touching it I got this accidental shot below. Can you find Bob and Jake?  Bob was washing the tennis ball after Jake's 3 pm game... while you know who was in the bushes with and attack of Macro-itis


UPDATE:   OOPS! this was Sunday's Post. WAS is the clue word, Sunday came early so see you Monday.

29 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Pretty blooms. I like what you said about giving folks a "second" or closer look.

We have our windows open today - it's 71 now and the cats are listening to the birds sing!

Beautiful reflections in your pool, too.

TexWisGirl said...

i've been trying to figure out if you were changing up your posting schedule. some intention, others not. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The are beautiful shots. I do love moss roses, we have a few that come up each summer but my memories of them are from growing up in Chicago. My dad had them every year!

Susannah said...

The hibiscus could not be more beautiful. I could take a swim in that pool! I wish ours was open!

Karen said...

So cheerful to see blooms this time of year. It is pretty gray here in Indiana! Thanks for sharing.

SweetMarie said...

Love the last photo! I can see Jake looking at you. :)

DawnTreader said...

You're right about the macro and I like your thought of applying it to people as well!

Mamabug said...

Beautiful blooms Sandra! That tiny little yellow one is Yellow Oxalis and it is a little wildflower. Most people consider it a weed.

S. Etole said...

So fun to come here and see flowers in January.

Ginny said...

Amazing you have these in the dead of winter, especially the Hibiscus. The front of it is my favorite picture. And this last one is my next favorite. There is just something SO cool about it!! Here are just a FEW things:
1.The domestic scene of the house, and it has the tree shadow on it.
2.The cool reflection in the pool.
3.Bob looks really neat bent over with his beautiful white hair and that aqua short.
4.The aura of the whole thing, you know someone is in the shadows watching and it adds a sense of fear or mystery or anticipation. Of course we know it is you, this is for someone just seeing this picture and knowing nothing.

Now to the point, I think you should take up stealth snapping, it will be endlessly amusing for all of US.I know it might make you a bit nervous at first, but you will get USED to it!!

Chatty Crone said...

Gorgeous blooms in your yard!!! And It looks like yours always grows back in more healthy.

I am looking at the pool - I want it - that looks so wonderful!

sandie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Macro does bring out so much beauty.Have a great rest of the weekend.

Inger said...

It doesn't matter that it showed up early. It was a great treat either way or day.

Betty Manousos said...

how lovely blooms this time of year!

gorgeous shots of hibiscus and moss rose. your place looks so inviting!
lovely house and pool!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wonderful macros and I love that shot of you hidden in the bushes and looking across the pool at Bob and Jake!

Catherine said...

Look at your pretty flowers! We have snow in January. Snow snow and more snow. Oh yea, and some cold too. :(
xo Catherine

George said...

Believe it or not, we have flowers in bloom as well. They're not supposed to be blooming, but they are. I don't know what will happen if winter decides to come for a visit.

BlueShell said...

O Sandra, so beautiful and delicate! January can be kind to us...
Love
BS

SquirrelQueen said...

I've done that before, watered old planters that I had forgotten about. You found some really nice surprises in this pot. Mamabug is right about the Yellow Oxalis. It is a beautiful little wildflower but it will take over a lawn.

That hibiscus is gorgeous!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, how lovely to have blooms in January. :))

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

You draw words of wisdom, from your photography.

And I love the last shot! One of those, it-just-happened shots. Which turns out to be so cooooool!

"Auntie"

Madi and Mom said...

MOL oops!! There are lot of those here in this house. Mom and I go with the flow now. Lovely flowers and OHMS we have such exciting news.
In fall 2011 mom and dad bought an Adora...in the fall. It was supposed to bloom Feb. 2012...not a peep, not a bloom in fact it looked sickly.
Low and behold the entire plant is now full of blooms and we can hardly wait for Feb to show you.
Mom is taking pics of the progress.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Betsy Adams said...

Pretty blooms... I always enjoy seeing flowers blooming in January --since we don't have many here.

It has been very warm --so many of our Spring flowers are beginning to grow... Scary since we will have more winter to come I'm sure...

Happy Sunday to you.
Hugs,
Betsy

A Quiet Corner said...

Sandra, I use macro on people all the time...it's the layers beneath that count!...:)JP

Angela said...

Beautiful blooms! I looked and looked for some flowers around our house yesterday to take pictures of my daughter outside but there was NOTHING blooming this time of year and there NEVER is! lol

I didn't realize just how close the pool is to your back door! I'd be scared I'd walk straight out into the pool! lol

EM Illustrator said...

Lovely shot's of the hibiscus - they're one of my fav flowers/bush. The 'accident' photo is great, the reflections in the pool is cool.

Deb said...

that last shot is my favorite..the flower...reflections in the water...Bob...great combo..

Dee said...

Coming to your blog is about the only sun shine I have had in a few days... I miss the blooms of flowers.... I look forward to the blooming of May flowers. I did find a caterpillar on my patio the other day...same thing happened last year and we had an unseasonably warm Spring.

LC said...

Thanks for the inspiration to use our spiritual "macro lens" when we look for the beauty in others."