After a week spent digging in mountains of snow, I couldn’t resist thoughts of spring.
Today’s Photo Friday is a series of flowers images taken near home here in Maryland and in Ireland on various trips.
These beautiful old roses produced the most wonderful scent. They were blooming all over trellises at the Strawberry Cottage, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
Few blooms are as strikingly beautiful as hydrangeas. I found these in the Walled Gardens at Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway.
This delicate wild rose blooms between the craggy rocks in the Burren, Co. Clare’s famous limestone rock formation.
These tiny lilies were found in the formal gardens at Dromoland Castle in Co. Clare. They reminded me of little butterflies.
I adore the brilliant colouring of these bearded iris. They were also in the Walled Gardens at Kylemore Abbey.
This bright red dahlia was nearly a foot in diameter. The red was just astonishing. Growing at Iniscullen at Garinish Island, Co. Cork.
Just a mile from my home was a field – acres and acres of beautiful sunflowers.
Next week is February 1 – spring can’t be far behind!