Tag Archives: Flower

A Summer Evening In Central Park

By Johna Till Johnson

A sweltering Sunday evening calls for a walk in the park…

Central Park silhouette

After a brief cloudburst, the sun emerges from the clouds, lighting up the flowers…


And setting the raindrops on the leaves to sparkling…

Raindrops and flowers

The skies darken..


The lights come on, reminding me of an iconic children’s story…

Narnia in summertime…

… And the last of the light catches the retreating thunderheads.




Travel Theme: Yellow

By Vladimir Brezina

DSC_0014 cropped smallAilsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Yellow.




Channeling Georgia O’Keeffe

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More photos are here. And a second “Yellow” post is here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is In the Background: “Take a picture of yourself or someone else as a shadow, a reflection, or a lesser part of a scene, making the background… the center of attention.”

This photo seems to fit the challenge—

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Amaryllis Redux

By Vladimir Brezina

A month ago, our Amaryllis stirred to life. Day by day, it extended further a slender green flower stalk and eventually unfolded at the end of it three huge red flowers. But their time of glory was brief. When they had shriveled, we cut off the stalk and thought that the show was over for this year.

So we were amazed to find, growing out of the bulb some days later, not just a couple of green leaves but another flower stalk, which has now brought forth another two beautiful flowers—

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… just in time for a second response to this week’s Photo Challenge, Color! (The first response was here.)

Happy Spring!

By Vladimir Brezina

The Vernal Equinox just occurred a few minutes ago—and so, Happy Spring!

First flower

… to those in the Northern Hemisphere, of course. And to those in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Autumn!

Yet Once More…

By Vladimir Brezina

We didn’t have any great expectations for our Amaryllis this year. We didn’t treat it right. We didn’t treat it the way the books said to make it flower.

Yet a week ago, once again, it began to extend its long stalk. The stalk looked slender and fragile at first, and so we doubted still that the flower would amount to much.

But now at the end of the stalk, bending under the weight, Amaryllis has unfolded, all at once, three flowers, as if to assure us of its continued favor—

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Alien Life

By Vladimir Brezina

For a whole year it had been just sitting there, not doing anything much. Then, one day, we noticed that it had suddenly sprouted a pod.

This was a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s back to its old self, just sitting there… that’s the Amaryllis flower over for another year!

More photos are here.