Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Today's Flowers from the Land of Enchantment

Summer is for VACATIONS!
I'm joining Today's Flowers and Summer Sundays with flowers we saw on our Road Trip. These red lilies were in front of a fast food place where we stopped for lunch the first day.
Pink hollyhocks in Taos.
Another lily in Taos in the square where we enjoyed strolling and shopping.
Yellow bush in Santa Fe.
Close up of the blossoms. Will need to research the name of the plant.
More pink in Santa Fe. I actually have this at home. I've heard it called Mexican primrose or Missouri primrose. The grasshoppers here just love it!
Not a flower, but just typical desert bush. Thank goodness for water in this high desert area that keeps everything looking so healthy.
Happy 4th of July!

Many thanks to our friends for hosting today's links. Please visit The Tablescaper for more summer fun and Today's Flowers around the world.

TODAY'S FLOWERS TEAM: Luiz, Denise, Laerte, and Sandy

17 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

These are very, very beautiful.

The Tablescaper said...

Such glorious flowers!!!!!!I particularly love the hollyhocks.

Thanks so much for joining "Summer Sundays"!

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

Beautiful flowers! I love adobe houses and I love Sta. Fe...Christine

EG Wow said...

Lovely flowers! Looks like you had a great time collecting flower photos on your trip.

Sarah said...

Love all the flowers of summer. Have a terrific 4th! ~ Sarah

guild-rez said...

Very, very pretty flowers and great pictures!!
Wish you a happy 4th of July!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Love desert flowers!!! That lily is wonderful!!!
Happy 4th...

Cabin and Cottage said...

I always think of Hollyhocks when I think of Taos! I live in Albuquerque and we are about 3 hours south. Hotter and less moisture here. Hope you had a lovely time! I enjoyed your post! Jacqueline

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful post.
Thanks for sharing and have a
happy 4th of July!!

Manang Kim said...

I am so looking forward to know that yellow bush flower too, it's pretty right? Day lilies can't get enough of this beauty there are too many varieties and they are all gorgeous. While hollyhocks are also very unique and pretty, a favorite of my tiny visitor the hummingbird. ^_^ Happy 4th of July!

Day Lilies

Mylene said...

Lovely flowers! Love the lily most :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Lilies are so in bloom all over right now and your shots are beautiful.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Marilyn,
The flowers are beautiful! I just love the pink lily! I hope you had a wonderful July 4th weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

SandyCarlson said...

Those are beautiful. I love your blog!

My Cottage Charm said...

Marilyn
I love all the flowers! I have the pink primroses in the front on my house...guess we don't have too many grasshoppers, because mine are fine. :)
I'm glad you like what I'm doing with my son's built-ins...you should see them now, I've been working hard! lol I am almost done with them, but have a couple of other parts of the room I'm going to be sharing next. I think your hubby would be proud of you for thinking about wanting to learn to build with those tools. :) I know you must miss him helping you with things...I just can't imagine and I'm sorry. I know you can learn to use those tools, I taught myself how to use all my tools. I have table saws, miter saws, jigsaws, circular saws and much more. I keep hearing ladies say they're scared of power tools, but you just have to make sure your fingers are out of the way...that's it. :) It's amazing how much self satisfaction you get when you step back after building something and say, "hey, I did that". :) If you EVER have any questions about your tools and how to use them, just email me, I'd be happy to tell you what I know. :-)
Blessings & Hugs my friend
Missy

Arija said...

Beautiful, beautiful flowers!

sarah said...

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