Friday, 28 June 2013

Friday Flowers

 Friday flowers from Spain, not that you would immediately think, oh yes a picture of flowers taken in Spain, how typical, how Spanish......not!!

Let me explain that here in the north of Spain there are Florists, but not as they are in England selling bunches of seasonal flowers, in beautiful colours for a reasonable price. Here they sell Chrysanthemums, Roses, Gypsophylla, and Carnations by the stem and often in brightly dyed colours!! So what is a photographer to do?

This one went to the local fruit and vegetable market where she was lucky enough to find a stall with one bunch of Sweet William for sale......obviously picked from the owners garden. Great relief and smiles all round.

On the way home I popped into the local Todo por 100 shop (everything for 1euro) not strictly true but bargains to be found and picked up five little white ceramic spoons for 50centimos each.

So these are indeed pictures of friday flowers from Spain........sorry there's no view of the sea and blue skies, you'll just have to imagine those just out of shot!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Friday Flowers

Friday flowers...........just!

Following problems with my pay as you go internet connection here in Spain, ran out of juice, attempt to top up on line failed, two trips to the shop to pay for more time (first attempt didn't connect) and here I am at last!!

So here we are in Spain, in the North and we never come here for the weather, but....... it's the longest day and this morning I put the heating on to take the chill off the apartment, everyone here is dressed for winter, quilted jackets, scarves and boots and moaning about the weather. No change from being at home then!!

I must admit that this is not a Spanish Hydrangea, this was taken last week at time yet for photos, too busy eating and catching up with family and friends......I shall need to re-double my dieting efforts on our return.

Off exploring tomorrow, hope you have a lovely weekend and the weather is kind to you.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Friday Flowers

Every year the rambling Rosa Nevada in my front garden puts on a fantastic display. I can take no credit for this at all, don't prune it, don't feed it or spray it, just let it do it's own wonderful thing.

And for the last two years it's wonderful fleeting flowers have appeared on this blog........this year is no exception just a few weeks later owing to the cold spring.

Have a wonderful weekend, we are off on holiday to Northern Spain next week, hopefully I'll find some flowers for next Friday.......see you then.


Friday, 7 June 2013

Friday Flowers

All this sunny weather we've been having tempered with a coolish breeze has made me think of the seaside, and when I found these delicious Stocks, their colour matched the inside of this shell perfectly. The smell of stocks and the sound of the sea, makes me long for our seaside holiday.....not long now!

And in case Stocks aren't your favourite flowers here's a perfect rose in the same beautiful colour.

Have a wonderful weekend.