Gardening, Nature, photography

Daffodil with a Dramatic Entrance

This is a flower with carefully painted features, or so it seems. He’s the final daffodil in a month long parade. Bright Squares #23 Botanists think this may be the variety that was featured in the Greek myth of Narcissus. He fell in love with the reflection of himself, then the gods changed him into […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

1 Bright Day, With Daffodils

Do you remember pinwheels? It seems ages since I’ve seen one. I remember it’s a fun toy that needs no batteries. The person who developed these pinwheel narcissus deserves an award for ingenuity. Bulbs are like friends, they’re a gift to give yourself. Dig, plant, cover, and enjoy next spring. Okay, that doesn’t work with […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

3 Bright Yellow Daffodils

We cut these flowers from the backyard this weekend; my Bright Square for 14 April. The daffodils were plentiful this year! My Bright Squares for 15 and 16 April: What’s brightening up your days around you? Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco. ¡Olé! –Rebecca Square Up with Becky B!

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Nature, photography, The Americas

7 Flowers in the Neighborhood

On my walk this morning, I saw new buds have opened and many trees have begun flowering. Achoo! Good thing I was wearing a face mask. I’ll give you seven highlights from my stroll: Which flowers bloom in spring where you live? Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco and commenting! ¡Olé! –Rebecca #photography #gardening    

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Gardening, Humor, photography, The Americas

4 New Flowers Along the Walk

Have I said how much I like “6 Word Saturday”? I’ve loved taking photographs since my parents gave me my first camera, a Brownie, when I was 9. My favorite memory is of taking photos of a sunset in Arizona. When we got the film back, however, there were my captures of the setting sun […]

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Gardening, Nature, The Americas

7 Spring Blooms, Rain or Shine

Is it possible to plan a garden where flowers bloom steadily each week for six months? Truthfully, I wouldn’t have thought so, until we moved to Madison. That is what the previous gardener of the place where we live achieved. Her knowledge of Wisconsin perennials amazes me each year as I see the progression of […]

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