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Friday Flower Fiesta (6-12-15)—Now Arriving

Friday Flower Fiesta

It’s been almost a month since I’ve published a Friday Flower Fiesta.

Zoey the Cool Cat all relaxedWell, even though I’m still unpacking boxes from the move, cleaning things, and organizing the new home (with Zoey the Cool Cat’s help, of course ►), I decided that I simply needed to take a time out and enjoy some flowers. I’m now at a stage where, for the first time in my life, I don’t have a garden. Ah, well. I have one of the world’s largest botanical gardens just eight miles down the road: The San Diego Zoo! Yes, it’s an internationally renowned botanical garden, too, so be sure to enjoy the plants along with the animals when you come to San Diego!

Meanwhile, here are ten Photographic Art stamps of flowers that I have found blooming since my last Friday Flower Fiesta on May 15:

Spanish Dagger (Yucca)img_0291 spanish daggar stamp

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Unknown Flower
(This was the only flower for miles around in a nature
preserve. I felt obligated to take its picture.)img_0318 unknown flower stamp

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Rose
(but you probably knew that)img_0556 rose stamp

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Coral Treeimg_0557 coral tree stamp

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Cliviaimg_0894 clivia stamp

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Zinniaimg_0915 zinnia stamp

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Giant Hibiscusimg_1086 giant hibiscus stamp

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Bougainvilleaimg_1676 bougainvillea stamp

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Unknown Flowerimg_1681 unknown flower stamp

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NOW ARRIVING
(Honeybee landing on a Datura flower)img_1691 datura bee stamp

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Friday Flower Fiesta (4-24-15)

Friday Flower Fiesta

Ten Photographic Art stamps created from pictures of flowers taken in March in San Diego County.

img_0221 day lily stamp

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img_0222 flower stamp

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img_0410 orchid stamp

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img_0549 hibiscus stamp

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img_0555 rose stamp

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img_0565 daisy stamp

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img_0886 yellow clivia stamp

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img_0903 yellow cactus flower stamp

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img_0916 zinnia stamp

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img_0914 moth yellow flower stamp

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Friday Flower Fiesta (3-20-15)

Friday Flower Fiesta

Photographic Art stamps made from pictures taken this past week.

Iceland poppy

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Unknown flower

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Unknown flower

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Unknown flower

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Clivia

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Sea lavender

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Kangaroo paw

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Unknown flower

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Cherry blossoms

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Primrose

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Sea lavender

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Unknown flower

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Friday Flower Fiesta (4-4-14)—Photographic Art postage stamps

Friday Flower fiesta

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A selection of photographs of flowers that I found showing off this past week. Fortunately, they were not bullying anyone, so I let them go to Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos at Fine Art America and show off there, too.

1¢ Kangaroo Paw stamp

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2¢ Amaryllis postage stamp

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3¢ Aeonium stamp

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4¢ Bottlebrush stamp

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5¢ Calla stamp

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6¢ Clivia stamp

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7¢ Poinsettia stamp

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Yes, poinsettias are blooming in San Diego in early April. They bloom year-round here and grow into large, scraggly bushes, getting up to 15 feet tall.

Poinsettia 15' tall

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Friday Flower Fiesta (3-14-14)

Friday Flower fiesta

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I have been so busy that I almost forgot that it was Friday!

Today’s Tonight’s Friday Flower Fiesta features my Photographic Art creations of flowers that are now available at my store on Fine Art America.

Various versions of these flowers have appeared in my blog before, but the versions here are the versions that are for sale at my store on Fine Art America. Fine Art America offers many different types of prints, such as standard matted and framed prints, prints rolled in a tube so you can do your own matting and framing, metal prints, canvas prints, and acrylic prints, as well as greeting cards and cell phone cases.

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Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)Bird of Paradise

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CliviaClivia

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Sunflower and CloudsSunflower and Clouds

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Red Hot PokerRed Hot Poker

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Cactus Flowers and Fruits
(of a barrel cactus)Cactus Flowers and Fruits

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ThunbergiaThunbergia

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Pink HibiscusPink Hibiscus Flower

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African Tulip TreeAfrican Tulip Tree Flowers

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Purple GeraniumPurple Geranium

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White DaffodilsWhite Daffodil Flowers

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Pink GeraniumPink Geranium

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Flower & BeeFlower & Bee

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Orange PoppyCalifornia Poppy

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California Tree Poppy & Visitors California Tree Poppy and Visitors

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Raindrops on Gerbera DaisiesRaindrops on Gerbera Daisy Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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Friday Flower Fiesta — #6 (March 2, 2012)

Kathy Schowe, real estate agent with Intero Real Estate in La Quinta, CaliforniaToday’s Friday Flower Fiesta is dedicated to Kathy Schowe, a real estate agent with Intero Real Estate in La Quinta, about 90 miles northeast of me. I have known Kathy for a couple of years through a real estate professional networking site. I highly recommend her for anyone needing real estate services in the desert cities of La Quinta, Palm Desert, and Palm Springs. Kathy is an expert on living the desert life.

All pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

I had forgotten that Fridays are for my Friday Flower Fiesta and that if I miss a Friday my regular Friday Flower Fiesta readers get upset.

Since I had already done two posts today (Snow pictures from San Diego, California and The Geisel Library at the University of California San Diego) before realizing that it was Friday, I was rushing about wondering what flowers to put in my Friday Flower Fiesta today.

I went to Ralphs a couple of blocks away to get some milk and that’s when I realized that today should be an orange day. Just in those two blocks but two different streets, I found all of these orange flowers:

Roses bloom year-round in San Diego, but orange roses are pretty rare. Most people prefer red.

Orange rose

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March and April are when the clivias are blooming. I found a couple of yellow clivias, too, a much rarer clivia color, but it’s not a yellow day. It’s an orange day.

Orange clivia

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The aloes are coming to the end of their spring blooming but you can still find some around, the laggards. Two different aloes:

Orange aloe

Orange aloe

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February through mid-April is also the spring blooming season for ice plant. If you’re ever in San Diego this time of year, the freeways are covered in purple and pink ice plant. Orange is a much rarer ice plant color.

Orange ice plant

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This is also blooming season for the kangaroo paw, so named because its racemes look like kangaroo paws.

Kangaroo paw

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I believe the following is an African daisy, which also tend to bloom year-round in our climate.

Gerbera daisy

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Last is one of my favorite flowers, a protea. My wise old grandmother in Kingsville, Texas, used to have a protea bush, but only because I bought it for my little cactus garden before she claimed it as her own. 🙂

Protea

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All pictures taken by Russel Ray using a Canon 550D camera and a 55-250 Canon lens. Picture framing was done in Corel PaintShop Pro X4.

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Friday Flower Fiesta — #5: February 24, 2012

Friday Flower Fiesta

Today’s Friday Flower Fiesta post is dedicated to Sally and David Hanson.

Sally and David are real estate agents with Keller Williams in Brookfield, Wisconsin. I have known Sally and David as virtual friends for several years and had the privilege of actually meeting them over in Palm Springs in 2010. If you need a real estate agent in the southeast Wisconsin area, I can highly recommend Sally and David — two great agents for the price of one!

Sally and David, this Friday Flower Fiesta is for you!

The pictures in today’s Friday Flower Fiesta were taken this past week at the properties where I was doing home inspections.

Picture 1 & 2
Purple irisPurple iris

Purple iris

 

Picture 3
Purple ice plantPurple ice plant

 

Picture 4
Blue agaveBlue agave

 

Picture 5 & 6
TulipsTulips

Tulip

 

Picture 7 & 8
CliviaClivia

Clivia

 

Picture 9
Unknown bromeliad Unknown bromeliad

 

Remember the power of flowers to brighten your day!

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