Let The Class Begin, declares Rambo of Rainbow Creek. This red shouldered Hawk was born here last year and Now has a new nest and is sitting on eggs!
Let us start our Photostudy for today. As you see above, this is just a peach colored flower growing on a stick in the garden.
This is a somewhat rare flower. It is named: Double Peach Flowering Quince.
The normal flowering quince growing in the area is red. I also have a white. Both of those are single blooms.
This is the first year it has bloomed in the three years I have had the shrub.
I have taken quite a few photos from different views. I will be sending these off to Discover Life for documentation.
To me, this is exquisite. I doubt there is even one photo in the science books of this flower.
There will be plenty of photos for the students now!
I have put more photos here than necessary, but I just could not choose who to leave out.
Can you pick out a favorite?
Each one seemed to be lovelier than the preceding one.
This plant's pollinated flowers will make the little fruit called quince. I make jelly with them for fresh bread.
So now from the deep woods of Texas, this rare little flower has been shared with the whole world.
To this old Lady it is amazing that I shot this yesterday in my garden, moved the image to my computer to Google Blogger and my photographer friend, Costas in Greece, will see it in the morning with his coffee. So will you!. Also, my grandchildren can see it forever. I want to encourage all of you to get a site and share your Nature.
There was something special happening while I was shooting this one.
Notice how the sunlight has been dancing.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. I hope you get ideas for when you shoot your flowers.
And realize it takes really great cameras and equipment to get the National Geographic Quality Photos.
What I am displaying in this blog is that even a Grandma can get some pretty nice pictures of a rare flower with a point and shoot camera on automatic. I follow the natural light. (no flash).
So if I can do this, so can you. I encourage you to get a camera and Go Outside! Photodocument your World or your Garden Journal. Just the act of walking around with a camera and starting to shoot flowers will connect you to something much bigger than yourself.
There is a great world out here we all need to know.
We should learn about other living things sharing the planet with us.
I want to have flowers and birds around me.
I want to see the sunrise and sunset everyday; to enjoy what has been placed before all of us on Earth.
For many years I saw nothing but a mirror or T. V.
I do not have either one anymore.
I have a rare opportunity now to catch a moment in time, a rare flower, a glint of sunshine. (And the jelly)
If you can not get out to see the world, then come have tea with me and I will bring a little of the sunshine in my world to you. (And toast & quince jelly)!
Sorry if I got a little carried away bringing you flowers today. (it happens)
Could you pick just one?
You can have them all. Share with everybody in the world.
I dedicate this peach flowering quince to a little girl named Peach Brandywine by her Pa Pa.
She grew up to be a fine rare flower, too.
And brings to me a fine flower named Kate. (love you)
This concludes our Photostudy of the Double Peach Flowering Quince. (And how love is passed down through the generations).