The Roaming I - Flowers

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.  ~The Koran


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 I honestly don't know what this flower is. I get told it's a wild rose, but I don't believe that. It's too tame a bush, and lacking thorns. This one was found in Sherwood Park.

I really liked the geometry of this agave at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton.

 I see fierce attacking flowers here. My wife thinks I have too much imagination. These are also from the Muttart.





 I call this image 'bouquet', even though it isn't. It's part of an indoor display at the Conservatory in Assinniboine Park, Winnipeg. But it looks like a bouquet.



All of these Cineraria were photographed at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton on the same day. Of the four domes that the Muttart has, the 'show' dome does the least for me as a plant-lover, but it did result in some great frames.


The lowly crab-apple. Lovely.


Taken in Sherwood Park, these crocusses (or crocii for the persnickety) are always early colour.





No matter that I live in Calgary, I still consider myself 'from Manitoba'.  So this is my favourite crocus, the Prairie Crocus, swathed in it's own downy jacket.


This geranium was growing in a pot on my front porch in Winnipeg. The great thing about photography is, if you keep your eyes ready, you find beauty everywhere.


This is from the desert dome of the Muttart Conservatory, a jade plant, in flower.


Back to the show dome of the Muttart, these are miniature roses.


This Paperwhite Narcissus was found in the English Garden at Assinniboine Park, in Winnipeg



Whereas, these Paperwhites were in the show dome of the Muttart. (You may see some suspiciously familiar cineraria in the background.)







For anyone who has ever wondered about the Prickly Pear Cactus, here's the reason for the name.

These Tiger Lilies were in front of my house in Winnipeg. We'd transplanted some bulbs from Mom's garden and (as you can see) they took hold enthusiastically.


I spotted these Water Lilies in the pond at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, in Assinniboine Park, Winnipeg.

These Cyclamen are from the show dome at the Muttart Conservatory, in Edmonton.





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