Sunday, January 20, 2008

A Jolt of Color


Since nothing is blooming in my garden this week, I drove to my sister's house today to get a jolt of garden color. She loves to grow flowers, and also has a brilliant green rye grass lawn, with a lake and the Estrella mountains as a backdrop. Of all the flowers she has, I was drawn to this common Gazania, because of its sunny colors. The photo has a painterly quality, all without assistance of Photoshop.

 

12 comments:

Julie said...

Your sisters place sounds gorgeous! Lovely flower...my fav color...orange/yellow. Love, love, love!!!

Muum said...

That is a wonderful photo of this flower! Happy GTS!

Genny said...

Wow thats a pretty flower... Happy GTS..

chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

You're right that is a bright beautiful flower.
I want to go hang out at your sister's house. It sounds gorgeous.

Angie said...

What a beautiful flower! It does look like a paint effect was added. The lighting on it is great also!

ACey said...

Wow you're lucky to have blooming gardens this tie of year! That really is a beautiful gazania. I love their cheerful colors although deer often eat the flowers ...

Pudgeduck said...

Sounds like your sister has an abundance of blessings!

Garden Wise Guy said...

Such a common flower that we tend to overlook it a write it off, but your close-up reminds my how stunning some of the hybrids can be. Thanks. Gotta get it back in my palette.

Curtis said...

What a summery color. If this don't chase the winter blues away. I don't know what will.

Neil Pedersen said...

My Gazania is the only thing flowering right now in my garden.

nikkipolani said...

Very very nice, Aiyana. I love the bright colors you've captured.

Kylee said...

Aiyana, I too love the gazania. I've grown them from seed for the last couple of years. I did a post on them a few months ago. I think you'll get a kick out of the last part of it. LOL.

The Many Faces of Gazania