The leaves are beginning to turn and air is finally becoming cool and crisp. I always look forward to fall as it is my favorite time of year, full of holidays.
My entry for this month’s Monthly Garden Bouquet (MGB) consists of a simple, but beautiful bouquet of some of my favorite flowers.
Now, as I ventured out into my garden to cut the blooms, the rain that had been falling had stopped. But wouldn’t you know it…..after I made the trek to my side garden, the heavens opened up and I was caught in a torrential downpour.
I didn’t want to be a ‘sissy’ and decided to cut the blooms as quickly as I could and then run inside. Well you guessed it….I was completely soaked when I came inside. But, I was successful and had a bunch of blooms from my single plant.
After drying my hair, I placed the blooms in my vase….
I realize that I could have put maybe one or two more flowers, but I was NOT going out to venture out into the rain again because first, my hair was finally dry and second, there was lightning and I am paranoid about getting struck by lightning.
I got out my trusty SLR camera and started clicking away. When I went to download them onto my computer….my camera started to have issues and my photos were lost. So I had to resort to my small Sony Cybershot camera. Under the circumstances, I think it did a pretty good job.
The beautiful flowers of the Red Bird-of-Paradise also known as Royal Poinciana (Caesalpinia pulcherrima), do not need any other types of flowers or fillers. They are so striking on their own.
Newcomers to our area often comment on the beautiful shrubs and their bright summer flowers. I have two by my kitchen window and I love viewing their blooms close up and the hummingbirds who come to drink their nectar.
If you would like to participate in this month’s Monthly Garden Bouquet (and I hope you do), here are the guidelines.
1. MGB begins on the 21st of each month and runs until the end of each month. Bouquets can be submitted during this time (or even later 🙂
2. Create your own garden bouquet as fancy or simple as you like. **You can also create an autumn bouquet with fall colored foliage.**
3. I would appreciate it if you would provide a link back to my post inside of your MGB post, but it is not required 🙂
4. Add your link to Mr. Linky below and that’s it!
Have a great week!