Saturday, May 8, 2010

An Arizona blossom


We have two red tulips in our yard right now.  Hardly a spring bouquet!  It's been such a cold spring.

But thanks again to Cousin Ken, I'm posting a lovely macro shot of his.  It's worth enlarging.  I have no clue what kind of flower this is but I'm submitting it to Today's Flowers anyway.

We are leaving for our trip to Alaska on Friday!  There is a lot to do to get ready so I suspect I won't be posting (or commenting) a lot.  When we get back I will have so many pictures to share!  We are all very excited to be so close to departure.  Even if I don't comment, I do check blogs and think of you, my friends.

I hope everyone has a marvelous Mother's Day tomorrow!

15 comments:

Jingle said...

cute flower,
smooth sailings.
Happy Mother's Day!

Laura said...

wonderful detail! Happy Mother's Day!

Denise said...

This is a great macro, thank you cousin Ken and thank you for sharing it. Have a great trip to Alaska. I'll be eagerly looking forward to all those great photos you're going to take.

Barb said...

Happy Mothers Day, Loran! Be safe on your trip and have lots of adventures.

Sylvia K said...

What an exquisite flower, love the color and the happy bee!!! A very Happy Mother's Day to you, Loran! Have a safe and wonderful trip and I do so look forward to your photos!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

excellent macro.congrats
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/05/mother%c2%b4s-day-my-mommy-at-flowers-from-today/

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Loran, I'm so glad you are going to Alaska. I think we are going there next year...

Happy Mother's Day!!!! We're home from the beach --and I'll post in the morning. Had a wonderful time --but it's nice to be home.

One of my sons is visiting me on my 'special' day today!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day and week. Can't wait to see pictures from your trip when you get home.
Hugs,
Betsy

carolina mountains said...

Great flower - bon voyage and looking forward the the trip photos!

Ruth said...

Beautifully captured macro shot!

Happy Mother's Day to you.

Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Loran:
Thanks for posting my photos and thank you to all for your remarks. The flower is a Desert or New Mexico Thistle. Happy Mothers Day and have a ball on the trip. Our love to you all,
"Cousin Ken"

Daniela said...

A sweet little flower with a beautiful color :)

Carolyn Ford said...

Wonderful capture!

Linda said...

Interested to hear that it's a thistle. I thought it looked a bit like a Scottish thistle viewed from the top.

Looking forward to seeing your Alaska trip.

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/sunday-special-awards-for-remarkable-memes-and-participants/

Meme participation award
Happy Sunday!

EcoRover said...

Hope your weather is better in Alaska. Bon voyage!