A Couple of Flowers

27 Aug

The end of August has brought some new flowers.  Every year at this time the sedum opens and shows its pretty pink flowers.

I love these tiny little blossoms.

When I first moved here twelve years ago, I didn’t care about flowers at all.  In fact, I said on more than one occasion that if I couldn’t eat it, I didn’t want to weed it.  That has dramatically changed.  I tried to start a flower bed on the north side of the old summer kitchen.  It was a horrible place, and I gave up trying to start things.  They just got mowed off and turned back into yard.  This week I had a surprise.

A hibiscus!  It’s small and I missed it being open, but it’s a hibiscus.  I can’t believe it’s come up after all this time.

Can you tell what this tiny flower is?

It’s broccoli.

Last year I had tons of honeybees swarming around the broccoli flowers.

This year, it’s only bumblebees.

Linking to SOOC Sunday.

Linking to Your Sunday Best.

Linking to Macro Monday.

42 Responses to “A Couple of Flowers”

  1. Sharon Qualls August 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    My sedum has never bloomed, I wonder what I am doing wrong? Oh, too bad you didn’t catch the hibiscus when it was open – beautiful color! Ha ha, fooled me with the broccoli! I had forgotten how sweet the little flowers are, when you don’t get it picked!

    • Teresa August 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

      I’m really not that good with flowers, so I have no idea. I do know some varieties of sedum don’t bloom. I do love the broccoli flowers. I think I could plant it just to let it bloom. 🙂

  2. TexWisGirl August 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    nice to get some late blooms!

    • Teresa August 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

      The broccoli will last until the first frost.

  3. Christine M Young August 27, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    So glad you decide to plant some flowers 🙂 Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

    • Teresa August 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

      I’ve certainly decided flowers are worth the weeding. 🙂

  4. Emad August 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    Nice photos !

  5. Kalyan August 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    simply beautifully captured shots…lovely!

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 8:22 am #

      Thank you. Glad you stopped by.

  6. Synnöve August 28, 2011 at 1:24 am #

    Wonderful broccoli blossoms and beautiful photos.

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 8:13 am #

      Thanks. Glad you stopped by.

  7. Far and Away August 28, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    Lovely blossoms. I checked out your other photos too and wow you must have full hands of work all the time. Your goslings are so cute. I used to call them gooselings before I learnt that is not what you call them haha. Thanks for visiting my blog. See u at next Alicia’s challenge 😉

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 8:14 am #

      Thanks for stopping. I love gooslings! I think that’s a better name for them. 🙂

  8. Lou August 28, 2011 at 2:52 am #

    nice photos… I do love those tiny blossoms in the first photo, too.

    lou

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 8:14 am #

      The sedum is very pretty. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Rosie@leavesnbloom August 28, 2011 at 4:10 am #

    My sedum is out in flower too and doesn’t that broccoli have a lovely flower- I wonder if that virus has affected the honeybees in your area – I see more bumbles here too. Thanks for your visit

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 8:15 am #

      Last year I had way more honeybees around than this year. Hopefully, they’ll be back again.

  10. Leckeres für Mensch und Katze August 28, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    Beautiful Weekendflowers 🙂

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 8:16 am #

      Thank you. It is nice to spend the weekend looking at beautiful flowers.

  11. Candy C. August 28, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    Nice flower photos! 🙂

  12. Pat August 28, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    I love the little broccoli flowers!

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 9:45 am #

      I do too! They are so delicate.

  13. liesl August 28, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    Love the flowers and sorry that you missed out on the hibiscus flower!

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 9:49 am #

      I was really surprised when I saw it. Maybe it will come back next year.

  14. La Principessa August 28, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    The flowers in the first photo are fascinating. I was caught off guard by the broccoli, it really is a pretty flower. Great series of photos.

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

      Thanks. I really do like the broccoli flowers. Last summer the whole garden was buzzing with honeybees coming to feast on them.

  15. Kim,USA August 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    I love your shots. And the hibiscus is pretty. Can’t forget that flower I used to pick them every summer. ^_^
    My Peaches

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

      I’m hoping it comes back next summer. I might have to move it to a more sunny location.

  16. Marcie August 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    Lovely end-of-season blooms!!!

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

      Thanks. It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of the summer.

  17. Nancy August 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I don’t think I’ve seen one honey bee this summer. So sad, but the bumblebees are numerous. Lovely captures, Teresa — thanks so much for sharing at YSB this week! 🙂

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

      The honeybees were everywhere last summer. I hope they are back next year.

  18. Jan August 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Lovely photos, all. How great about the hibiscus!

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

      It really was a delightful surprise!

  19. Laura Hegfield August 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    beautiful Teresa!

    • Teresa August 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

      Thanks. It’s nice to still have flowers as the summer is winding down.

  20. Linda Makiej August 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    really lovely macro work!!

  21. Kala August 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    Those broccoli flower images are so pretty!

    • Teresa August 30, 2011 at 7:12 am #

      I love them~I just don’t think of broccoli as a pretty flower though.

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