My favorite flower

I ADORE flowers.  My hubby is welcome to bring them home anytime he wants (hint, hint), but what I really love is seeing flowers peeking up through my garden.  I love watching my perennials pop up and slowly stretch themselves to a full bloom, as if they are stretching their arms from the long winter nap.

I am often discovering new varieties of plants that I would love to add to my garden, but one plant remains my all-time favorite.  The hydrangea.

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Roman sideviews, full of texture

I am missing Rome.  The beauty, the history, the ART.  

So for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, I decided to hunt through my pictures from Rome for a few unique ones I had not shared yet.  Cee’s topic for this week’s challenge is :View from the Side.  Such an interesting perspective to take and one we often forget about.

I also feel that all 3 of these pictures show lovely and unique texture, so this is my entry for De Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture, as well.





“Sphere within a Sphere” in Vatican museums


Wolf statue in Vatican museums



Tuesday Photo Challenges

First of all, thanks to Cee’s Photography for introducing me to two great new blogs and photography challenges this week.

This is my submission for these two photo challenges.  I think it fits well under both topics of texture and abandonment:

Tuesdays of Texture

Tuesday Photo Challenge- Abandoned


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Ruins of an abandoned church in Harper’s Ferry, VA

I love the contrasting textures of the leaves and stones in this picture.  It looks like nature has taken on the responsibility of camouflaging this piece of history to protect it.