Friday, April 3, 2020

Pink Flower Photo: Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms in Their Prime

Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms Photo by Aquariann
I've been stalking the Kwanzan cherry trees in Nassau Commons since the first spring I worked there in 2005. It wasn't until 2009 that I started participating in Wordless Wednesdays, which led to my love of nature photography. 2012 was the first year I posted a photo of the Kwanzan cherry tree blooming, and then again in 2014, 2016, and twice in 2017, April 21 and 28.

Then we were in full swing with Ogre's Grove so I didn't blog much in 2018 and not at all in 2019 - but I was still sharing flower photographs on, just like I did earlier in week when I saw the first double blossom appear near the trunk of one of the trees. In anticipation of the rest of the flowers flourishing, I found this pink flower photo from last year and added it to my Fine Art America gallery.

When researching for inspiration on what to write in the description, I was shocked to learn that the type of cherry tree only has a lifespan of 15-25 years! I naively thought trees just lived forever, unless they got a disease or were cut down. The flowers certainly make them look like they're in their prime right now, even though they're definitely past the 15 year mark! I hope I have another decade of enjoying them.

At least I have many photos to remember their beauty, and plan to take many more this April. Although I failed at my resolution of getting back to blogging monthly here, I'm not giving up that goal! Now that Ogre's Grove is only allowed to offer private appointments and online sales until the coronavirus crisis has wilted, I might have more motivation to grow my Fine Art America sales.

Featured Flower Picks:
Peach Blossoms Photo by Floral Friday Photos Lenten Roses Photo by @danielahager Tulip Bouquet Photo by @zauberpalme
Peach BlossomsLenten RosesTulip Bouquet

How To Plant Your Own Post for Flower Friday:
The only rule to play is that you can only add one link per week! The post doesn't even have to mention flowers, but only ones that do will be eligible for being picked as a feature next time. I will be sharing my flower image on other blog hops, namely Floral Friday Fotos and Wordless Wednesday, and welcome all family-friendly links from fellow bloggers. Crafters can even link up an Etsy listing or other shop product!

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Pollinator Garden Photo: Wounded Wings in Milton

Wounded Butterfly Photo by Aquariann
Has it really been almost a year and a half since I last blogged here? Times flies, whether you're having fun or not!

Don't get me wrong, I have had a lot of fun in my absence. But, just like this beautiful butterfly I met in the Pollinator Preserve in historic Milton, my wings were wounded and it took me awhile to fly again. Or perhaps flutter is a better word. I still hover low enough to occasionally crash into things.

In any case, my monthly goal is to upload a new flower photo to my Fine Art America gallery and blog about it here for Flower Friday. Happy New Year!

Featured Flower Picks:
Dogwood Blossoms Photo by Jesh Serruria Flowering Plant by Melbourne Australia Photos Hibiscus Bloom Photo by @shijuvenate
Dogwood BlossomsSerruria PlantHibiscus Bloom

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Giveaway Linky of Treasure

Ahoy, me hearties! Instead of burying yer treasure, add it to me giveaway chest so entrants can battle over winning yer prize. This be an ongoing giveaway linky, so me mates shan't waste time anchoring down the same sweepstakes to enter more than once. I be updating the giveaway list every month to dig up a new booty feature and remove expired giveaways.

Submissions from this list are also commandeered to categorize treasures for me mateys to plunder on me giveaway blog. I be blogging in me spare time and not demanding gold in return, so please understand that adding yours to me giveaway linky does not guarantee it will also appear on the giveaway website. To maximize your chances, add it at least a week before the deadline.

Only links including the prize, end date AND what countries are eligible to enter will be considered. And it's first come, first sailed for group giveaways - any duplicate giveaway on a different blog will be deleted.

Please follow this format when typing the Name:
Month/Day It Expires: Giveaway Prize Description (Shipping Restrictions).
(WW = Worldwide, US/CAN = United States and Canada, and US = United States.)

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Prize: Camden Suede Bag
End Date: January 31, 2020
Available: United States

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