Friday Flower Fiesta (3-7-14)—Bursting out in color

Friday Flower fiesta

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Spring sprung here in San Diego around January 2, but this past week the flowers have really responded to the rain we’ve had for the past two weeks. Some areas got up to 1.8 inches, which basically is a Noah’s Ark type of 40-day flood for San Diego.

All of the following pictures are from this past week. The aloes and bougainvilleas are looking particularly beautiful right now.

I have been exploring Actions in Photoshop and deleting Actions that I don’t like. The brushed aluminum frames are from an Action that I do like, quite a bit!

Coral Tree (Erythrina)Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Some sort of fruit treePhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Unknown flower at a home inspectionPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Some sort of bottlebrushPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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UnknownPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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UnknownPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Honeybee visiting unknown flowersPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Bougainvillea, popular as fence coveringsPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Bougainvillea, popular also as ground coversPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Bougainvillea close-up
The flower is the little white doohickey.
The colorful parts are bracts, just like a poinsettia.Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Mother of Thousands
This is from my garden.
I first planted one of these in the small plot that
my wise old grandmother gave me in 1966.
She loved this plant.Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Unknown flowerPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus)
Purple ones are more popularPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Succulent planting offered for sale at
Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Dixieline.
This one was at a home inspection.Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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CliviaPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Aloe in a 1% neighborhood
On the way to a home inspection in Santa Luz. Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Aloe flower close-upPhotographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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My favorite picture of this set.
You can see a home on the hillside
similar to the home I was going to be inspecting.Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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8 thoughts on “Friday Flower Fiesta (3-7-14)—Bursting out in color

  1. karenlawrencephotography

    Wow a huge amount of rain! i do know of several counties down south of England who would have loved to have had that much rain this winter and not the deluge that flooded them in november that just wont go away! Great pics by the way.x 😀

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  2. philipfontana

    Russel Ray, Love the plants so quickly it seems to us out east! Your photos & comments about not knowing the type of plant makes me want to get a book & look them up for you!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would like to know if those Aloe plants will grow in the New Jersey climate. Don’t see why not. They have been planting palm trees here in New Jersey for years!!! Phil

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I have 48 books about plants and flowers in my library. I usually look things up but I’m so busy with home inspections and setting up Photographic Art online stores that I decided that I could better use elsewhere the time that I normally spend flipping through pages looking up plants and flowers.

      Aloes will grow anywhere but they might not flower as well, they will rot from too much rain, and they will freeze.

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