Friday, August 26, 2016

TODAY'S FLOWERS #420 - August 26th, 2016

I always think of one of my first blogging buddies Eve when I see this flower.  She hosted Sunny Side Up.  She took the lovliest photos.  Eve told me it was a Cleome.  It took a few times for it to sink in, but she was always there to remind me, and after a while, I never forgot.  Thank you Eve!  I hope life is happy in your world.  You often pop into my thoughts.


Thank you to all who participate in this meme, and for every comment left.  They are all read with great appreciation.

Bee Balm

Today's Flowers opens on Friday at 12.00 a.m. and closes the following Thursday at 11.55 p.m.  We welcome blogging friends to add their favorite flowers during that time.  If you think you would like to participate you can read more information at this link

Hydrangeas


A lovely dark pink Cosmos Flower


Today's Flowers was originally created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. Thank you Luiz!  I am now its host. 


An orange lily, not quite sure of its name.  I keep going back and forth between a Trout Lily and a Turk's Cap Lily.  What I love are those twirly, candy-stripe buds before they unfurl.  No, it doesn't take much to keep me entertained!


I am also linking with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to our hosts.  Please click on their names to visit other participants.

Nick at Floral Friday Fotos

Aquariann at Flower Friday

Laura at iHeart Macro 

Pamela at Garden Tuesday


37 comments:

  1. Love the lilies. I think the Turk's Cap flowers point down - but would be interested to hear what the more knowledgeable think.

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  2. The twisted lily buds are amazing! I have never seen anything like them!! The first two flowers do look kind of like science fiction; strangely weird. There are Cleomes here, a nickname for them is spider flowers. My very favorite is your big beautiful cosmos!!

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  3. You found so much beautys outside, Denise!
    Today I'm here with a Hosta.
    Have a great weekend ... Frauke

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  4. Heisann, nice, late Summerdays to you....

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  5. Beautiful flowers! I love lilies especially!

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  6. All beautiful photos! I particularly like the Cosmos and the lily.

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  7. All pretty posies. Have a great weekend, Denise! I am photographing the Kinzua Heritage Festival this year. This will be my fifth year doing so.

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  8. Dearest Denise; Oh, I never knew first two flower "Cleome and Bee Balm"; such fantastic flowers. Flowers always soothe our mind, don't they♡♡♡
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  9. Bee balm and the orange lily are new to me. Love the twirly, candy-stripe buds too. Thank you, Denise for hosting. Have a beautiful day!

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  10. Lovely flower images Denise.
    Yes Eve, a lovely Lady, hope she is OK.

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  11. Good morning, Denise! They are all lovely flowers. The Bee Balm is a favorite along with the pretty Cleome. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Never saw anything like the orange lily! Very fascinating, especially the buds!

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  13. love that cosmos.. looks like I could touch it or smell it. the first two are flowers I have never seen. they are gorgeous....

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  14. There are many beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Beautiful flowers !! Escpecially I love the Cosmos Flowers !!
    Greetings

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  16. Your flowers are beautiful - thanks for hosting.

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  17. Beautiful flowers..... I have always loved Hydrangeas. I recently published a blog post asking people to identify some of the flowers we saw at Biltmore... Have been able to get several of the names --but remembering them will not be easy for me... ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. Hi Denise, again some wonderful flower images, so beautiful.
    Regards John

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  19. Lovely selections this week. I need to learn more about cleome.

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  20. I love the dark pink flower. So nice!

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  21. Flowers are just a pleasure to look at.
    Isn't it amazing how the first two photo's show an almost spiky flower, whereas the Hydrangeas just have a much softer look about them.

    Enjoy your weekend, we have a three day 'bank holiday' weekend here in the UK

    All the best Jan

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  22. These are so pretty ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  23. What a fascinating first flower! That's sweet that it reminds you of an old friend, but a shame she doesn't blog any more. :(

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  24. Fabulous colours....the Bee Balm looks amazing, great name and attractive target for insects!

    Thank you Denise - have a wonderful week,
    Ruby

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  25. Cleome or "Spider Lily." Mom grew them, but not purple. They can become invasive in the South.

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  26. We have gobs of bee balm. The hummers love it. It is so prolific here. Loved all the flowers. Such a pretty variety. genie

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  27. And Cleome, is also called Spider Plant, in the NE. :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    Luna Crone

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  28. Denise, fabulous lilies. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. The Cleome is quite striking! I have a handful of bee balm re-blooming now the weather is a bit cooler. That's a lovely hydrangea shot. Pretty pink cosmos, haven't seen that color. Thanks for hosting.

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  30. Another delightful selection of flower photos, Denise!
    Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

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  31. Hi Denise, I tried several times to link up, but couldn't. Not sure why. Will try again for this week or might have to wait until your next round. Christa

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