Thursday, August 4, 2011

Flowers & Shells


mystery-flower

I have no clue what this plant is.
Thanks to some smart ladies out there this has been identified as a portulaca, or moss rose.
It has not grown since we've lived here {until now that is} and I certainly did not plant it.
But it is popping up here and there throughout our little flower bed.
{I use the term 'flower bed' loosely...it's mostly dirt and mulch}
And I couldn't be happier! I love when nature plants pretty flowers for me...and ones that multiply at that!

 Paper Heart Photo


pepper-bloom

We did plant this. It's a bloom on our bell pepper plant.
I imagine we'll get to eat this baby in...oh, October.

the long road


White-shells

I've been wanting to do a minimalist-style sea shell shot {say that three times fast} but nothing I do is working how I want.
So these shells and sand have been sitting on our kitchen counter for about 2 weeks.
...within easy reach of Rowan.
She's been playing with the sand and shells on and off and yesterday I noticed this pretty little beach scene she threw together!

Photobucket and then, she {snapped} The Daily Wyatt

20 comments:

  1. I am with you. Our flower bed is a very loose term, but we have the occasional wild flower that pops up. It is such a nice surprise

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  2. It looks like some kind of rose...pretty photo! how do you do this effect in the background? very interesting and beautiful...

    From Light Trigger

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  3. I dont know anything about flowers, so I am of no help there. But the photo is beautiful. I love three shells, too.

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  4. These are beautiful - love the first shot...and no I don't know what it is either.

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  5. These are lovely photos. I am very partial to sea shells so that one is my favourite :)

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  6. beautiful captures! i love when plants pop up and are just beautiful! :)

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  7. Lovely flowers! Don't you love it when you get an unexpected surprise like a pretty little flower in your flower bed?

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  8. Love your first shot - brought back memories!
    It is "portulaca" and can live almost anywhere which is probably why my mom was fond of them - she couldn't kill it!
    Read about it Here.

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  9. Beautiful series of shots! I love your little rose-coloured flower!

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  10. My grandma calls them moss roses, but yes, portulaca. Cool that it came up there. Maybe some seeds blew over from a neighbor. I think it's too cold for them to come back here, but I bought some last year and enjoyed them so much that I planted more this year. All different colors.

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  11. You always have such fantastic and unique editing. :) I love it.

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  12. I am such a sucker for the seashells. Beautiful.

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  13. love the seashell shot..makes me want to go back to the beach

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  14. All good ... but the seashells draw me home!

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  15. Love all of these shots! The seashell shot is very dreamy, I love it!

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  16. The sea shells are oh-so-pretty! I love your style :)

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