It’s Take Tuesday and the Theme is Flowers!

Take Tuesdays is a photography series co-hosted by Shakti and Nicole. And as the title says, this week’s theme is Flowers.

I got all the following shots of real live flowers this past week-end and must say, I was really surprised to see how many beautiful flowers were still in bloom at this time of the year. When I first read the theme list (posted here) and saw that Flowers were on-tap during the month of October, I envisioned finding blossoms that were well past their prime (such as anything found in my particular garden!), but was pleasantly surprised to see that gardeners more diligent about planting for the full blooming cycle still have gorgeous floral displays on the go.

As I type I am reminded of a business meeting I attended just after beginning my first ‘big-girl’ job. Everyone who worked in our department was gathering around the boardroom table for our weekly status meeting. I, being the newby keener that I was, had already taken my seat at the table, as had the big boss. As we waited for the others, we passed the time chatting. The small talk included a discussion about his wife, who loved to garden. And his proud fascination that she had managed to create a flower border around their yard that was planted with a specific variety of flowers, that would ensure there would be colour in the garden for the entire gardening cycle, from early spring until late fall.

At the time, having my own garden was a distant dream, but I always remember this little story for two reasons. One being the obvious … that a good gardener plants with the full cycle in mind. But the second, and more relevant message to me at the time, was the pride this gentleman took in his wife’s efforts. He was impressed by what she had done, and thought it was noteworthy enough to discuss. Either that, or he really had no idea what else to talk about to a young woman he barely knew. Regardless, I clearly found it to be an interesting ice-breaker conversation, as I am still talking about it years later.

And while I took heed of the message to value one’s spouse and their achievements, I did not do so well on the gardening tip, considering that the last flower to bloom in my garden, showed its face at least a month ago!

Thanks for taking a look at my entry for Take Tuesday. Click the button below to see what other participants have done with this week’s theme!
xo loulou


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9 Responses to It’s Take Tuesday and the Theme is Flowers!

  1. Nicole says:

    Could that large dahlia get any prettier?!

  2. Trish says:

    Gorgeous pics! I really love the drawing of one on the wall. :)
    Trish

    http://www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

  3. shakti says:

    Loulou! I love this! You found a flower in every color!
    I also was surprised by the amount of flowers that are still in bloom in the city, there aren’t a whole lot out in the country where my parentals live (and where my camera was) I wonder if it’s because it is windier…

    Isn’t it funny the stories that stick with us? I guess it makes sense that you remember talking about gardening though, as it was still early enough that it could be considered a “first impression”

    • Loulou says:

      Thanks for co-hosting the Take Tuesday series Shakti. It has been really fun so far. If not for it I would not have been out and about looking for flowers and I had such a good time doing it!

  4. love every single flower in bloom~~ the daisies are esp gorg!

  5. mama lola says:

    there are still flowers blooming in my garden. i am enjoying them to their fullest!

    love the colourful, unexpected subject matter of the theme, flowers in october you say? well, looks like the city is still vibrantly in bloom!

    • Loulou says:

      Good for you Lola! I took a harder look arou d my place today and did manage to find so e tiny pink blooms still peeping up, but nothing as impressive as the gorgeous roses and dahlias I see around the neighbourhood.

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