Monday, October 01, 2007

Petal To The Metal

Gotta Have A Splash Of Colour

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


The winter blooms in my garden are dying off now and the summer colour is emerging. In the next couple of weeks the roses will be looking great and the entire garden will have a wonderful perfume. So you're wondering about these gerberas, right? Look, I'd like to say that I grow gerberas - but it would be grossly untrue. These were photographed in a vase.

25 comments:

Merisi said...

Gorgeous flowers!
The winter blooms? All I can look forward to here are the frost patterns on the window panes (euphemistically named "Eisblumen", ice flowers, in German, defiantly or as an act of desperation, that is the question).

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Yes, I love the vibrant colours - like merisi, I can only sigh as you talk of the approach of summer, since it's winter that is tapping at our doors over here..

Melissa said...

Those are gorgeous colors, beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, all I'm seeing is dried up, dead flowers since fall is here. Of course this weather still feels like it's summer. Are you going to take any photos of the roses after they bloom? I hope so!

lime said...

such color! just beautiful.

Cuckoo said...

Oh lovely colours !!

Asha said...

Our Fall just started but it feels Summer still here.
Beautiful photo and great title!:))

Mushy said...

Love the photo David.

I understand it, but it's still strange to contemplate your emergence into spring as we begin fall. The good thing is that both are filled with beautiful colors.

Les Becker said...

Gerberas... never heard of them, but they are gorgeous. The must be a daisy "relation"? Daisies are my favourite, the Plain Jane ones with white petals, because they don't think highly of themselves - they just are.

dot said...

zBEE-utiful!

Victorya said...

so gorgeous and such lovely colors!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Merisi,

How about a post on ice flowers - that's such a wonderful concept.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Carol,

Cold nights here still, single-digit temperatures but tomorrow will be 26 degrees!

Love to your family

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Melissa,

Will certainly post rose pictures when they're out in full bloom.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Lime,

Thank you. The colours were just great.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Cuckoo,

Thank you. Glad you liked the shot.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Asha,

Nice to hear from you. Glad you liked the title!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Mushy,

Would love to see some shots of fall on that wonderful blog of yours ....

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Les,

Now you've got me thinking. Really dunno if they're related, but I suspect you and I are related!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Dot

They're big flowers, too. Just wonderful to look at.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Victorya,

Couldn't take my eyes off them!

Keep smiling

David

Stacy said...

David, you should have seen my smile when I saw this post. What a great day brightener. I love Gerbera Daisies. The colors just seem so over the top and impossibly cheerful. Thank you for sharing!

karoline said...

seems so funny, you just coming into summer and we just coming into winter..i think i'll live vicariously through your flora photos..

k:)

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I like the nayme ov theez as it sownds like a grrrr.

BTW, my marigolds ar still doin OK.

Michal said...

absolutely lovely.

Lynette said...

I grew gerbers in Mississippi--so did my neighbor. These are just as lovely as any still in the ground.

I do feel much better, thank you. I've had my last antibiotic pill for the day and am off to bed.

Before I go, I couldn't agree more with your choice for Post of the Day. I don't know how you found it, but I'm so glad that you did.