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Friday Flower Fiesta (11-3-17)—Alternatives to that all-white landscaping of the north

Friday Flower Fiesta

I never have been a fan of that all-white landscaping that they seem to prefer this time in northern states. It’s just boring. I want flowers. Lots of flowers. Like these:

Bird of ParadiseBird of Paradise

ArtichokeArtichoke

Tuberous Begonia
Begonia

Tuberous Begonia
Begonia

Tuberous Begonia
Begonia

Wax-leaf Begonia
Begonia

Cane Begonia
Begonia

Tuberous Begonia
Begonia

Water Lily
Water lily

Lily
Easter lily

All of those started as plain ol’ pictures of flowers. I used Redfield’s Fractalius G4 to add a little extra pizzazz to them. Fractalius in one of my favorite photo editing programs. It’s interesting because it literally has millions of settings.

The bad part is that I could not tell you exactly what setting I used for any of those pictures above. The good part is that I could not tell you exactly what setting I used for any of those pictures, which means they truly are one of a kind because other than telling you that I used Fractalius, I wouldn’t know how to do any of them again.

Fractalius does have a little die which you can click on. It’s like rolling the dice. You don’t know what setting is going to come up. It also has a “last used” setting but I quickly discovered that what I liked for the last picture doesn’t necessarily work for the current picture, so I usually just keep rolling the die until I get something I like.

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Friday Flower Fiesta (5-20-2016)

Friday Flower Fiesta

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over five months since my last Friday Flower Fiesta. Alas, time flies when you’re having fun….

People say we don’t have seasons here in San Diego, but I’m here to tell you we do. In fact, we’re in the midst of one of them right now: Purple Season.

Purple Season is when the Jacarandas, Lilies-of-the-Nile, and Sea Lavender all are blooming simultaneously.

Picture 7 - Biggest, baddest Jacaranda I've ever seen

lily of the nile 4x6 stamp

Sea lavender

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I’ve been catching up on my Stephen King reading lately—Cell, Dr. Sleep, and now Insomnia. I have not been disappointed. As I was creating Photographic Art this morning, I hit the wrong key combination and came up with the following Lily-of-the-Nile, which made me think of Insomnia. Those of you who have read Insomnia probably will understand.

Lily of the Nile

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Day LilyDay Lily

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Tuberous BegoniaTuberous Begonia

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FuchsiaFuchsia

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AnthuriumAnthurium

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Giant HibiscusGiant Hibiscus

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GingerGinger

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Friday Flower Fiesta (5-16-14)—Flowers from my garden

Friday Flower Fiesta

I am a big fan of San Diego’s weather because any plant will grow here if its water needs are met. Many plants also bloom year-round in San Diego, such as crowns of thorns, begonias, pelargoniums, and geraniums, all of which are well represented in my garden. Following are Photographic Art stamps based on pictures of flowers taken this past week in my garden.

Freesia

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Star of Bethlehem

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Strawflower

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Crown of Thorns

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Pelargonium

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Pelargonium

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Pelargonium

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Geranium

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Geranium

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Cane-like Begonia

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Cane-like Begonia

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Tuberous Begonia

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Petunia from SeaWorld

Friday Flower Fiesta #19 (June 1, 2012)

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Friday Flower Fiesta

 

Happy June!

Pelargoniums from my back yard garden

Pelargoniums from my back yard garden


 

Hibiscus from the San Diego Zoo

Hibiscus from the San Diego Zoo


 

Hibiscus from the San Diego Zoo

Hibiscus from the San Diego Zoo


 

Iris from Weidner's Gardens

Iris from Weidner’s Gardens


 

Iris from Weidner's Gardens

Iris from Weidner’s Gardens


 

Day lily from out in the boondocks

Day lily from out in the boondocks


 

Alstromeria from who knows where

Alstromeria from who knows where


 

Thistle from out in the boondocks

Thistle from out in the boondocks


 

Bromeliad from the San Diego Zoo

Bromeliad from the San Diego Zoo


 

Tuberous begonia from my hanging garden

Tuberous begonia from my hanging garden


 

Petunia from SeaWorld

Petunia from SeaWorld


 

Petunia from SeaWorld

Petunia from SeaWorld


 

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