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Friday, May 12, 2017

Flower Friday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  We are teaming up with Da DB Boyz to bring you Flower Friday! We thought we'd take a walk around our gardens right here at Ao4 Headquarters this week -- ready to take a look at what's in bloom?

Let's start things off with a shot of me looking at the Peonies:

Me checking out the Peonies.
Well, fine.  I was looking at some guys next door.  Whatever.

Or rather a shot of me not looking at the Peonies. Whatever. There was too much going on out there! Anyway, here are some of our Peonies! First, a couple shot with Mom's iPhone:



And now with the Canon 7D:



Mom just can't get enough of her Peonies!

The Purple Salvia is blooming, too:


And so are the Roses:

Rosebud with some kind of Gaussian blur thingie.  I have no idea.

Our other big bloomers right now are our Irises! We have purple ones:


And this color-combo:


What's blooming in your neck of the woods?

Thanks for joining us on our garden tour!  

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Your flowers are so gorgeous! Mom can't wait for the peonies and iris to bloom in Connecticut!

  2. Your flowers are all so beautiful. Mom loves peonies too but has never had much luck with them. That red rose is absolutely amazing - almost looks like it was apinted:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  3. Wow that flower looks fantastic. Mom is a great photographer
    Lily & Edward

  4. Ohhhhh Ladies! Very very purrty! April showers brought your May flowers!
    Hugs madi your bffff

  5. Such a lovely array of beautimous flowers Maggie...we are afraid that our treat money may run out tho...We saw our Mama drooling at the Canon 7D pictures....and now she wants one!!
    Bilbo, Jakey & Arty

  6. all beautiful!!!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  7. Anonymous11:11 PM

    Gorgeous! I love the variety of Irises. At first I thought your purple salvia was Mexican sage, and I thought, wow, that's early to bloom, but looking closer I see it's a different variety. Bewootiful! We did a lot by seed this year in our raised beds, and they are still in sprout mode. What a nice variety of flowers!

  8. Lady can't decide which is her favourite, they are all so beautiful!

  9. We have a few things blooming around here but not as much as you do. Thanks for sharing your pretty flowers.

  10. Wow, Maggie, those flowers are really beautiful. We've got lots of weeds and that's about it !
    Seriously, our honeysuckle is absolutely covered with flowers and smells gorgeous, and Mom's six euro bougainvillea is coming along nicely too, it has pink and white flowers on the same stem ! Apart from that we have what Mom call's a dog's garden, from the time when she had three male dogs who liked to tear around the place and flatten everything.

    Inca xx

  11. Stunning pix of gorgeous flowers!
    Hugs and Love
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

  12. Our mom tried to plant some peonies and we dug them up! There were in the way of our tunnel to Siberia, so what did she expect? Right? So she will just have to enjoy yours!