Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

May 14, 2012

Miscellaneous Spring Shots

A-Z took up all April, so these are a bit old.  

Pretty pink flower near the fence.

Not good at botany but the flower buffs on Facebook identified these as hyacinths.  They smell heavenly!

No idea what this is, but it's white and it's cool.

Pink hyacinths in the front yard.

Daffies in the front yard.

A patch of grape hyacinths.

The glass hummingbird on the small chimes.

PJM Rhododendron.  I learned that this hybrid rhodie was first cultivated in this state!

Creeping phlox.

Red tulip tipped with yellow

This is either a tulip or a poppy.

No clue what these are but the deep burgundy flowers are pretty.

I don't generally like to shoot flowers with the flash, but it was a rainy morning and the flash really helped to show the water droplets.

I love lilacs.  The entire side of the yard has purple lilac bushes and it smelled heavenly!


  1. Anonymous7:08 AM

    They don't look' odd' to me, just very beautiful :0)

  2. The dark pink ones are azaleas - rhododendrons' smaller cousins. The cluster looks like a viburnum, also fragrant, but not as much as the hyacinth - grow those inside and it can be overpowering!

    I hust love daffies, but the prize goes to lilac. Proust had the smell of the madeleine cake to bring back memories, I have lilac.

  3. Gorgeous photos.I love the shot of the sky it looks like snow.

  4. Wow, beautiful collection of photos! Are all of these flowers in you yard? Lucky you, it must be beautiful.
    Everyday Inspired

  5. Awesome photos! I love the orange clouds. The flowers are so pretty! I wish I have a better camera like yours. Mine just doesn't take good macro shots.

    A Ladybug's Life


  6. Fabulous shots! Our spring blooms are gone and we're into a pre-summer drought! Ahhh, mother nature!

  7. WOW amazing shots!!!


  8. BEEYOOTIFULL flowers, Jojo! A nice treat today...

    PS: got your email and realize I forgot to reply properly so I am just letting you know, you have my (((hugs)))... I am always helpfully reminded that I dodged a bullet. :)


  9. Gorgeous shots! I love those white ones but I have no idea what there are either. All beautiful!

  10. I can't wait for the flowers to start blooming here! they look so nice

  11. Yes, all of the flowers shown in this post are in my yard, and there are more blooming. It's been a real treat to see!

  12. Hi JoJo, Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. I would love to have a yard full of beautiful flowers like those.

  13. Can't beat a good old daffodil, but being Welsh I'm biased :)
    Some lovely shots JoJo, especially the bluebells.

  14. You've really got a gift, JoJo; I couldn't take such amazing pics to save my life (probably). The flowers sure were purty, but I like the cloud pics the best.

    Some Dark Romantic

  15. Great photos JoJo! I really love the ones with the droplets...gorgeous. Mina is do have a gift. Thanks for sharing :)

  16. really uplifting shots Jo Jo - nice one

  17. What beautiful photographs you do take. They just acted like refreshing brain food for me in the middle of lesson planning - thank you!