Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's in the Top 10!

I have to be honest, while researching tulips, 
I didn't really find many interesting facts that really struck my fancy. 
Which doesn't mean the flower itself isn't interesting! 
Because it is! Hence why I photographed it!
I did find out that Tulips are third-most popular flower. 

Which made me wonder, what are the top 10 flowers?

So Here are the Top 10:

  • Rose
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Tulip
  • Lily
  • Carnation
  • Gerbera
  • Freesia
  • Cymbidium
  • Alstroemeria
  • Gypsophilia

Rose was a given!

Is your favorite listed?

(information found from

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lincoln Says:

Here are few my favorite quotes from Abraham Lincoln:

"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.

The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

"I will prepare and some day my chance will come."

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. "

I took this picture just fun! Enjoy :D

Friday, April 9, 2010


Does any one know what the round brown things are?   I was thinking maybe galls?  
But I'm not sure I'm totally sold on that idea. If is galls, I'd love to learn more about them. Fill me in if you know. :)

'The Narcissus's are Nice'

Narcissus's also know as Daffodil's are in full bloom around this time of the year. 

So of course I had to break out my camera and take a picture of this yellow beauty!

Although a lot of us are draw to it because its eye popping color. 

I'm drawn to flowers not solely for their colors but their elegant shape and form. 

This is why I choose to make these pictures black and white. 

I believe color can distract us from what is also beautiful.  

So, hopefully  you will find this photos as beautiful as I do! 

Fun Fact about Narcissus's:

Did you know that ancient Greeks believe that plant originated  Narcissus 

Vain youth?   Narcissus died after falling in love with his own reflection in a pool of water.

The Greeks believe a flower was from his remains. 

You  must admit he did make a beautiful flower :P