Category Archives: Friday Flower Fiesta

Friday Flower Fiesta (10-31-14)—Merry Halloween!

Friday Flower Fiesta

Let’s see if anyone can guess what the theme for today’s Friday Flower Fiesta is.

Aloe flower buds

Flower in an organic garden

Flowers at San Diego State University

Friday Flower Fiesta 4-5-13

Friday Flower Fiesta 4-5-13

Nasturtium flower

Ranunculus at the Carlsbad Flower Fields

Flower and rain drops

Flower and rain drops

Flower and rain drops

Coneflower

Friday Flower Fiesta

Happy Halloween!

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Friday Flower Fiesta (10-24-14)—2015 Orchid Photographic Art calendar

Friday Flower Fiesta

What a long day yesterday….

Although the clock said it was only 24 hours, I’m pretty sure someone slipped in a 36-hour day….

I need a few more 36-hour days, but I also need advance notice of when they are going to be provided….

Please….

Meanwhile, I thought I’d share a Photographic Art Orchid Calendar for today’s Friday Flower Fiesta.

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For more on my 2015 Photographic Art calendars, see these posts:

Little Cats Calendar

Birds Calendar

SNIPPET #5 in SNIPPETS (10-21-14)

2015 Photographic Art digital calendars

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Friday Flower Fiesta (10-10-14)—Day lilies

Friday Flower Fiesta

My home inspection this morning was at a house with beautiful gardens.

Each plant had a name plate next to it.

The owners’ speciality was day lilies, so I thought I would feature day lilies in today’s Friday Flower Fiesta.

Until I visited the Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden a year ago, I had no idea that there were so many beautiful day lilies.

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Day lily at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Freeway day lily

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Friday Flower Fiesta (10-3-14)—Size doesn’t matter

Friday Flower Fiesta

Up until last night, I have been giving my work away to people who asked for it so they could use it on book covers, as screen savers, to make quilts out of, as publicity photos, and more….

Since I’m now trying to eke out a living selling my work at Fine Art America, I’m no longer going to provide things for free. That doesn’t mean that I’m going to turn into a crass, mean individual. No, it just means that I need to recognize the value of my work and force others to recognize it, too.

Thus, I’m putting a value on all my Photographic Art of $49 each.

However, in the interest of good marketing relations, if YOU are reading this, now (October 3, 2014) or anytime in the future, and if YOU would like any individual Photographic Art, simply contact me at photographicart@russelrayphotos.com, tell me what Photographic Art you want and why. Once I have that information, the digital Photographic Art file is yours for just $20. Payment has to be made through PayPal unless you can stop by my place with check, cash, or money order.

If you buy any of my Photographic Art at Fine Art America, you’ll also pay $20 over there. Printing, matting, framing, etc., at Fine Art America is whatever they charge. I have no control over their costs, but my markup there is $20. My markup on size is nonexistent; after all, it’s a digital file. $20. That’s it.

Flowers tend to be the Photographic Art most requested, so for today’s Friday Flower Fiesta, let’s look at some of my flower Photographic Art that, except for any incidental framing here, is available Fine Art America:

Aloe flower buds

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African tulip tree

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Azalea

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Iris at the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College in San Diego, California

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Beauty

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Flower & Bee

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California tree poppy being visited by honey bees

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Cane-like Begonia

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Bearded iris

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Bird of Paradise

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Lily of the Nile

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White Daffodil Flowers

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Friday Flower Fiesta (9-19-14)—Almost all white

Friday Flower Fiesta

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I have never been a huge fan of all-white flowers like my wise old grandmother was.

When I went to my first prom, which was in the ninth grade, she bought a corsage for the girl whom I was taking.

The part of the orchid that I could see through the little cellophane window made it look like an all-white orchid.

I was so disappointed.

I wanted something colorful.

However, when I opened the box, that orchid was not all-white.

It had splashes of color, like this:

Orchid

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I have always remembered that orchid, much more so than the girl I took to the prom……..LOL

Here are some more nearly all-white orchids:

Orchid

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Orchid

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Orchid

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Orchid

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Orchid

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Friday Flower Fiesta (9-12-14)—Bearded and wild

Friday Flower Fiesta

Part of my youth was spent living in northern Utah, places like Hyrum, Wellsville, Logan, and Brigham City. There is a significant difference between the climate of northern Utah and that of San Diego.

One of my favorite flowers that grew very well in Utah was the iris. We have a wild iris that grows here in San Diego, and while it is pretty, it’s just not as awesome as the irises from Utah. About the only time I see something like a bearded iris is near the coast where it’s cooler all the time, and on the campus of San Diego State University which has become a pretty good arboretum over the last four or five years.

Here are some of my favorite iris pictures in my collection:

#1 Wild Iris stamp

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#2Wild Iris

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Purple iris

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Purple iris

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Iris at the San Diego Zoo

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#6Iris from Weidner's Gardens

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Peach Iris

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Regal Iris

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#9Bearded iris

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#10Wild Iris stampPictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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Friday Flower Fiesta (8-29-14)

Friday Flower Fiesta

It’s Friday again…. Where does the time go…. School has started…. My Texas A&M Aggies, ranked #21, destroyed #9 South Carolina 52-48 on the football field in South Carolina…. Christmas is just around the corner…. So onward to today’s Friday Flower Fiesta….

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Pink hibiscus

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Yellow and red hisiscus #3
Orange double hibiscus

#4
Unknown yellow flower

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Foxglove

The first three flowers are hibiscus, and #5 is a foxglove, but if anyone knows what #4 is, please let me know!

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