Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pink Saturday Celebrates Sunflower Sunday

 
A salute to Sunflower Sunday, postcard filter courtesy of Snapseed. 

A picture is worth a thousand words and four photographs of the flowers of mid-summer should be worth an entire book. Even in the land of pavement of New York City flowers surround us. It takes a little work to find them, but really very little. All four of these photographs were taken within a half mile of where I live. The weather has been beautiful the last few days and I've been out flower scouting. The reward has been more than enough to last me through the short days when November turns to December and it seems as though spring is a lot more than months away.
 
My project of the day was a walk to the farmers market, where I found these bouquets and zinnias in the picture below. I thought of buying a bouquet -- or two -- but I had plans to venture to Macy's before I got sidetracked listening to music in the park next to the farmers market.


 
I discovered these roses at a school program for green careers. These beauties were totally unexpected and a great surprise as I walked along Amsterdam Avenue this morning.

I love these summer days. There 's still lots of light, no jackets are needed and I can find flowers just about around every corner. I also found the first local apples of the season at the farmers market. Not quite sweet yet, but I'm always excited to see the first fruits.

I'm joining my friends at Pink Saturday for more summer fun. Please stop by and visit.

As ever, thanks for visiting. Hope your weekend was fun!



9 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I love your photos of the flowers - New York's life style is so different than outs. Sandie

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

A beautiful blast of flowery color! "Beauty surrounds us, here on the earth, all around us. It's wonderful, wonderful, wonderful world!" Had to burst into a little lesser known Elvis at the sight. 😉

TARYTERRE said...

the flowers are quite beautiful. the perfect summer gift to oneself.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

This time of year is filled with beauty and flowers are in their prime right now. It won't be long now before all that changes so good to remember to take time to enjoy their beauty. The weather has been absolutely wonderful here. Beautiful summer days for sure.

Theresa said...

Beautiful! I love flowers and would sure take a bouquet of zinnias:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The photos are beautiful, Carol. Flowers are at their best right now and the reason that I love summer.

Nellie said...

Beautiful flowers, Buttercup! Our local public schools actually began the school year today, so summer has wound down around here. Haven't seen mums out yet, so autumn isn't quite with us. xo Nellie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I shopped at Macy's yesterday and they have all of their summer clothes on sale. I love sunflowers...they are pure summer! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Mimi said...

We planted fewer vegetables this summer and put zinnias and sunflowers in that part of the garden instead. It's been a good year for flowers.