An Embarrassment of Riches

We're bursting forth with blossoms right now in south Louisiana. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

We're bursting forth with blossoms right now in south Louisiana. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

SOUTHERN FLOWERS

I know that for many of you, Spring is still a yearning, a hope. I know that some of you are facing an upcoming big snow storm, here in late March. I’m not gloating, honest. But today I took a stroll on our property—just a 20 minute walk—and photographed a dozen things in bloom. A dozen!

So: for those of you who can only dream about warmer weather, here’s my gift to you today: a solid dozen Springtime blossoms. Enjoy!

Your turn will come soon, and by then I’ll be sweating and cussing the humidity…

Fallen camellia blossoms carpet the lawn under one of our stately old bushes. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Fallen camellia blossoms carpet the lawn under one of our stately old bushes. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

A wild climbing rose. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

A wild climbing rose. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Antique pink rose. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Antique pink rose. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Daffodil. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Daffodil. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Formosa azalea. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Formosa azalea. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Native azalea. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Native azalea. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Tung tree blossom. Our property is on land that a century or so ago was part of a giant tung oil plantation, and the trees still grow wild all over. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Tung tree blossom. Our property is on land that a century or so ago was part of a giant tung oil plantation, and the trees still grow wild all over. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Spirea. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Spirea. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Pink and white azalea. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Pink and white azalea. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Wisteria. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Wisteria. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Another different, pink antique rose. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Another different, pink antique rose. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Antique white rose. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Antique white rose. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

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4 Comments on "An Embarrassment of Riches"

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  1. corina says:

    Nice post, so colorful – a change from the monotones posted lately.
    And, I just saw some bluebonnets that I want to photograph, too.
    Not so many blooming, since it hasn’t rained much around here.

  2. Marco Fiori says:

    These are wonderful Andrew. I particularly like the composition of A Climbing Rose. Spectacular. Great to see Spring’s finally on its way! London’s finally warming up and beginning to bloom.

  3. The climbing wild rose, and the 2nd antique pink, are the two best, I think. Thanks Marco!

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