Walking a Neighborhood in Bloom

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My backyard Sour Cherry Tree (and not another pollinator anywhere close that I know of)

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Sneaking a picture of neighbor’s Daylily (this took some “stealth photography” exercises in order not to alert the yappy dogs of my encroachment)

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Petunias greet the postman every Spring day next door…

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I’ve had these Spiderlilies at my front door for many years, although the blooms get less each year as my trees give too much shade (a Jamaican gardener I once knew called these “Trashy Ladies”…he had his reasons and I’ll leave it at that)

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Why is it a rose – or that by any other name – poses such a photographic challenge for me…every blooming time?

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Petunias-a-plenty

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A Clematis twines the neighbor’s mailbox

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Spent roses (Hey! Now these are roses I can photograph!)

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Just about to burst open to delight all that take notice….

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A neighbor practicing his own version of a rooftop garden…apparently

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One thought on “Walking a Neighborhood in Bloom

  1. HA! My Mom calls Spider Lilies “Naked Ladies”…probably for the same reasons the Jamaican Gardener calls them “Trashy Ladies”. :)

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