Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hot August colors...

I took an Artist's Date today and spent some time here. I ran the 3 mile drive that they have and then wanted to take in the gorgeous flowers, feel relaxed and inspired all by myself. Appreciating the hot colors of August on this humid, sunny day.

Remember the dhalia's in bloom last year? I hadn't ever seen any like these, they were as big as my head and completely breathtaking.
This helps you picture the size of these beauties. Oh yea, and that list. Better check on that!
The kitchen herb garden was a favorite.
The aroma was intoxicating.

Such a riot of color. Cockscomb are definitely one of my favorite flowers.


Mission accomplished. What a great morning!

What's inspiring you right now?

15 comments:

snowbear said...

Kari I love cockscombs too... I like the ones that form a head.. they look like brains almost.. I think it's a great halloween flower!!! But i love the color combinations.. mostly red with some pink added... and they look like velvet... so awesome. I planted some, but they did not do well... I have the plume type also.. they did not get very tall either, but i had them mixed in amongst the petunias and i believe they grew too rapidly for the cockscombs to take hold before being overrun.

Imene said...

The sunrise color over the lake next to my house

MaksiTaksi said...

Also my garden. I have two gardens, one at the back of my house whe we bbq on almost every sunny day and one a few miles away were we have our herb, fruits and vegtables( I this how I must write it?...)

I have also two blog because I want to stop with web-log.nl and go on with blogspot.com.

The old one is www.biebs.web-log.nl you have to translate it with google because it is only in Dutch...but I have a lot of pictures :))

And my new one is www.maksitaksi@blogspot.com it is in Dutch and in English..

Love your blog to, it's a nice one!

Lots of lovely greetings.

Beth Gales said...

Great pics! Good shout out from ZBlogging for Bliss! I do love the colors on your blog and how itis set-up! :)

Jill said...

Oh! how lovely!!! what delightful inspiration!!! my current inspiration is being drawn from a bowl of vintage crystals in my studio...and the way the changing light reflects such glorious designs and colors!
Blessings!
Jill

Chrisy said...

What stunning flowers! Yes that cockscomb is wonderful...it looks like coral! Your new web site and header are just gorgeous...

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

Wow. Those pictures are so amazing, they don't even look real - and yet they look like they could jump right off the screen and into my lap. I'm inspired right now by my child finally taking a nap. Sad, I know. :)

Lesley said...

That swiss chard....YUMMO!! It is my favorite!!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous photos! Dahlias are one of my favorites too.
I think my kids creativity is inspiring me right now.

andrea creates said...

Those photos are absolutely beautiful!

henzy said...

gorgeous flowers and colors

Farmgirl Paints said...

Were you at the Arboretum?? Wouldn't it be weird if we were that close to eachother? Anyway beautiful pics...glorious color. Congrats on being featured in the Blogging for Bliss book. I love my copy:)

Dianne said...

Awesome flower photos! I'm glad I found someone who appreciates why I take a gazillion of them myself.
The dahlia is amazing!!
Oh...and we did get a few sunflowers too.

diving Boracay said...

These were really such a very hot august colors....They are all very lovely. Nice post!!!

panamamama said...

Gorgeous! The dahlia's are amazing!